Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Jaxon's Grammie has a friend who makes Superman capes for her grandkids and she had one made for Jaxon for his birthday, along with some Superman underwear and pjs. Although Jaxon knows Spiderman, he wasn't yet familiar with Superman. Since Grammie was having a hard time finding the original (Christopher Reeve) movie, she checked it out from the library. He got to watch it at her house on Monday and we brought it home that night so of course he wanted to watch it again last night. This was good as it gave me leverage in our nightly negotiations of the bedtime ritual. He got ready for bed and teeth brushed with minimal herding and we settled in on the couch with blankets to watch. He of course wanted to watch the "whole fing" but being only 4 there was no way I was going to let him stay up that late to watch it so we had an agreement (under protest) to watch until after Superman came on for the first time.
Well, it has been at least 20 years since I watched this movie and didn't realize what I had agreed too as we see only Clark Kent for the first hour plus of the movie. So by the time Superman appeared it was 9:30! Ooops. And he was not happy about watching for an hour only to see Superman for 2 minutes and have to turn it off.