"Preach the gospel at all times; if necessary, use words." Saint Francis of Assisi

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Even Spiderman gets hurt sometimes

Anderson is a dreamer. What I mean to say is that his dreams are very real to him. He will wake up and immediately tell us about his dream, and he periodically wakes up crying from a dream because it's so real to him. This is what happened last Saturday.

He woke up crying because of his dream. He wouldn't move out of his bed because he was so shook up. I went in and asked him what was wrong and he told me that "this" (his right hand in a spiderman web-shooting pose) wouldn't work. He tried to shoot the web but it wouldn't work and it was killing him. So much so that he couldn't stop crying. He kept asking us to "fix" it. Specifically his pinky finger.

Like most 4 year-olds, he really believes he is a super hero and has super powers. So, when your son asks you to fix his web slinger you have to do it. We tried several approaches (mom kissing it, imaginary bandages) and nothing worked until we tried this:
That's right it's electrical tape. We didn't have any bandaids in the house so we went with the next best thing. He immediately quit being so upset, calmed down and was happy for the rest of the day.
Don't worry, America and the world. Spiderman is all fixed up and ready for the next disaster around the corner.

1 comment:

Parker said...

I know exactly how you feel, Anderson!
with ya' buddy,