2 years, 2 months.
It was a typical evening. Mommy picked you and your brother up from summer day camp. I had just driven back home from work.
As I began to help Mommy prep dinner, your brother mentioned something about taking you upstairs to see something.
Ten minutes later, I looked up to see that he had brought you back down, but decked out in his Captain America mask from his Halloween costume 3 years ago, with the accompanying shield.
You didn’t say a word, but I could tell it was important to you that I recognized that you were now Captain America.
Then during breakfast the next morning, I stepped into the kitchen to realize you were wearing the mask again; refusing to take it off while you ate breakfast.
A little bit later as Mommy was getting ready to leave for work, you added Mommy’s slippers to your superhero outfit. It somehow made sense.
This week will be remembered as the week you refused to take off your brother’s Captain America mask. And actually, your commitment to your superhero outfit actually inspired your brother:
He has been making some serious plans about making his return as an actor on YouTube again. Your brother asked me, “Hey Daddy, do you think when Holly’s a little older, we could do Jack-Man videos again?”
I instantly assured him that we could make our own superhero videos now if he wanted to.
But after he thought about it, your brother decided that instead of reprising the titular character of the 22 episode series, Jack-Man, he would like to try writing his own series.
So if this ends up really happening, I will be making the video, and he’ll be writing and starring in it. He’s also having Mommy look into buying him a lizard costume for it.
We’ll see where thing things goes. If it’s mean to be, it’ll be…