My niece and nephew went to the circus last weekend. They were telling me about the circus last night and all the animals and acts they saw under the big top.
I asked my nephew is he was going to be in the circus someday as a lion tamer or some other cool circus-related job. He shook his head.
"So what do you want to be when you grow up?" I asked him.
"I am going to be a superhero," he replied.
"Which one do you want to be?" I asked.
"One of three," he said, holding up three fingers. "But I think I'm going to be Superman."
Now, as a Spider-Man fan, I have to admit to being a little disappointed in myself for not sharing enough of my love of the world's greatest superhero, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. I consider this a challenge to myself to help him understand just why Spidey is much cooler than any other superhero around.
Of course, I also wondered if Superman retired and how one went about applying for the job. And I guess that someday when he does get the job as Superman, I will be in trouble for this blog post. I fully expect to be taken hostage by Lex Luthor as part of some evil genius plot to defeat Superman. But I'm not worried...with my nephew as Superman, there is no way Lex will succeed.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 1/31/2008 07:26:00 PM