A Conversation with Charlie (Age 5) About Superheroes
HIM: Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Power Rangers, Jesus, Underdog, Ninja Turtles, Ninjas. How many superheroes are there?
ME: There are lots.
HIM: Where do they come from?
ME: Mostly, people just make them up.
HIM: Can we make them up?
ME: Of course we can. What superhero should we make up?
HIM: Uh...how about...Super Building!
ME: And what would he do?
HIM: He'd have a flag on top. And he would get the bad guys to go inside him and then TRAP them inside.
ME: Super Building. And would he walk and talk.
HIM: Yeah. One time at school, me and the boys were superheroes. We were called Action Boys and we fought the girls.
ME: Action Boys. Who thought that up?
HIM: Oh, me.
ME: Could Super Building and Action Boys team up to be superheroes together?
HIM: Hmm. Maybe. I'm not sure.