My kids have never really been into superheroes. They’ve never been interested in pretending to be Superman or Batman. They’ve never wanted those adorable capes to run around in.
My boys want to be a different kind of hero…They want to be Turf Heroes.
They look up to their father and he’s the only hero they’ve ever really wanted. They love that he works on a golf course. They love that he gets to play with all kinds of big boy toys. They want to be just like their Daddy.
The other day I overheard something while they were playing that had me laughing for hours. I swear sometimes I have no idea where they come up with some of this stuff.
We have a friend, his name is John and he’s a pretty awesome guy. He’s a professor at Penn State and I think the boys have met him exactly one time. John comes up in conversation at home on occasion but I’m not really sure the boys know what he does. I guess they think he’s like their Daddy so he MUST be cool.
Well, the other day Cameron and Logan where actually fighting over who was going to be John. “No, I’m John Kaminski!” No, I’m John Kaminski!!!” They went back and forth with that for a good five minutes until I told them that someone could be Dr. Mike (another totally awesome PSU Turf guy).
My kids don’t want to be ordinary superheroes, they want to be Turf Superheroes. Hey, I’m not going to complain when they are pretending to be a Ph.D., what mother would’t want her son to grow up to be a doctor of something?
I really don’t think that Bill has any clue the kind of impact he has had on his boys, they want to be just like him. For as much as the Turf Lifestyle causes stress in our household I think this story is proof that the boys have embraced it. In their opinion, out of all the jobs Bill could have, he’s got the coolest one.
Do your kids ever pretend to be something or someone unexpected?