The past 2 weeks have been CRAZY! I'm always busy (which I like) but everything has been spiraling and I've been struggling to keep afloat and sane. But those stories are for another day. Tonight, I revel in the awesomeness that is Bubby!
His 4th birthday (stop that...four is a four letter word and I want to turn back the clock...my baby can't be turning 4) is later this month. He's a Halloween baby (minus a couple of days) and he adores Halloween. For the majority of his little life, we've been pretty much broke and we've scraped at the last minute to put together a costume for him. But this year has been a great year and we headed to Party City to pick out whatever costume he wanted. He's had a bad go of it lately and he's such a good boy, he deserved it.
We were there for a LONG time. He wanted Spiderman upon entry and walked out with Superman. He's my kid, he's fickle, it's all good! My plan was to put the costumes up until Halloween. You know, keep them all pristine in the bags and pull them out for the big night. Not happening and I thank my lucky stars that I was persuaded from my original plan because it has been so entertaining and enlightening.
Bubby wears his costume every day. But it's not a costume at all. He IS Superman! He dons his muscle clad suit with cape and he stops, looks perplexed, then says "Someone's in trouble" and he runs down the hall to save them and returns victorious each and every time.
But you see, play time is often symbolic of life, and that is the case here as well. He's not just playing Superman, he is Superman. He saves someone daily and that someone just so happens to be his Mommy. "Someone's in trouble" is his way of life.
When life gets hectic, he's the first one to make me laugh and take a break. When I don't feel well, he's the first one to give me a hug and a "tiss". If I'm having a bad day, devoid of sparkles, he's right there, sparkling up the path and boosting my spirits. He just exudes super hero powers and he makes this world a better place.
So, fickle or not, it makes perfect sense to me that he ended up picking Superman, and that he wears this costume daily, and that he constantly runs when "Someone's in trouble". It's not just a costume...he will always be my Superman and I love him for that and so much more!