Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Could Mighty Mouse beat up Superman?

Because I have children, especially boys, I find myself carrying on meaningful actual conversations about topics I NEVER knew I would. Have you ever seen the movie Stand By Me? In one particular scene, the boys debate whether or not Mighty Mouse could beat up Superman. One kid says "No way. Mighty Mouse is a cartoon. Superman is a real guy. There is no way a cartoon could beat up a real guy." Another kid says, "Yeah, you're right.... It'd be a good fight, though!"

I have similar discussions.

Grant (finding his batman figure in the tub): "Woah, Batman is dirty."

Me: "How can he be dirty, he just got out of the tub?"

Grant: "He's got stuff all over him."

Me: "Oh, you know what that is? That is from the bubbles. When the bubbles pop, they leave behind the soap residue after the water is out of the tub."

Grant: "He needs a shower."

Me: " You are not taking a shower with Batman right now."

Grant: "No, I need to give him one in the sink under the water."

Me: "Ok. Turn the water on."

Grant: "That water is warm. Batman likes cold showers."

Me: "There is no way Batman likes cold showers. Warm showers are awesome."

Grant: "Batman likes the shower cold. Please turn the water colder."

Me: "Do you like cold showers?"

Grant: "No, but Batman does."

Me: "No way. Because you know who LOVES cold showers?"

Grant: "Who?"

Me: "Mr. Freeze. Batman would never like cold showers if Mr. Freeze does."

Grant: "Mr. Freeze would probably like REALLY REALLY cold showers from the refrigerator or freezer."

Me: "Right On!" (breath a sigh of relief that we don't have any Mr. Freeze figures for the experiment I KNOW Grant was brainstorming.)

Grant in his favorite Batman shirt (minus a cape, surprisingly.)



  1. With this level of conversation, it is just a matter of time before you guys figure out the whole global warming thing.

  2. Hi Angie,

    Love your BLOG :-) I just saw your post on Beth Moore's blog that you live in central IL and attend Northwoods CC. We will be moving to that area in the spring and I would love any input that you have on the church.

    If you would like, you can email me at meversole@hughes.net. Thanks so much!


  3. Don't you just love some of the conversations with kids? The problem is lately I have so many that I NEVER get anything else done. Thank goodness for school.

  4. My son has a t-shirt rotation...batman, superman, then spidey. Who cares if they're dirty! And...they were all hand-me-downs! They are worn OUT!

    Angie, I love that you asked me about my daughter. Her name was (is) Angel Hope, and I will defnitely write more about her. I have to decide how much, and when. I want it to be the right time. I'm still a little bit protective of her...and what we went through. But I'd be glad to share it with you, anytime.
    Love ya,

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  6. Angie that is a beautiful photo of Grant. He has grown up so much since I saw him last year! Kurt and I have very interesting conversations, usually when it is just me and him and Luke on the way to preschool. He is forever asking me questions about how big God is and about what God is capable of. One of his more recent questions was, "Did God make Santa Claus?" How was I supposed to answer that one? I kind of copped out as I told him that Mommy doesn't really know the answer to that, you need to go home and ask Daddy!

  7. Hello all that reads this, I loved reading this blog, but, I only came online to find a picture of Mighty Mouse over a beat up Superman... But, I found the funnies commentary between a parent and son, which was funny, so, so funny... This was the best...lol lmao Thank you; you give me reason for wanting kids... :D


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