The Middle One: Mom, did you know the Batman Pj’s you got me came with a Bat-a-rang?
(For those of you unfamiliar with your Super Hero accessories, a Bat-a-rang is a boomerang-Batman style. It took me months of thinking the Middle One had a speech impediment to realize that was an actual word and item.)
Me: No, that’s cool bud. I didn’t even see it. Was it hanging with the tag?
TMO: No, let me show you. (Runs upstairs. Stands at top of stairs with plastic hanger.) See, it came on this-a bat-a-rang. I know it looks exactly like a hanger, but it is a new kind of Bat-a-rang. See? (Raises it up in the air.)
Me: NO!! Don’t throw that at me.
TMO:Alright I’ll take it downstairs.
Me: No let’s just put it back in your room kay?
TMO:OK. (runs to room, then downstairs past me to basement)
TMO: pushes door ever so slightly open…stretches from stairs across kitchen…lays hanger on counter. All I can see from my vantage point is a wrist and hanger. He says, “nope, it’s right on the kitchen counter. Can you see it?”
I would have punished him if I weren’t laughing so hard and he wasn’t so cute in that damn Batman cape.
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