I travel a lot for work and Scifi hubby often puts ‘his order’ in before I go. Especially when I go to the USA I usually end up hunting for a comic shop or having things delivered to my hotel to bring home. It’s very hard to surprise him but every so often I manage it.
When I visited the U.S. in September I needed to get a taxi to the shops and as I explained to the hotel concierge why I needed to go to a comic shop he very excitedly pulled out that day’s newspaper. The front page had a story about new Batman stamps coming out. Unfortunately it turned out that they can out the week after I came home.
So when I found myself in San Francisco two weeks ago I added hunting for a post office to my shopping list. Finally I managed to surprise Scifi Hubby. And he doesn’t know what else I got him for Christmas yet… 😄
If I’m honest I was struggling with what to write today. It’s been a long day as we’ve been to see Santa at the top of a mountain. Yes, Scifi baby was wearing his new Batman jumper – silly question. Brilliant day but I’m knackered so I was very grateful when I finally collapsed on the sofa with a glass of wine to find that Scifi BFF had sent me a link to a website with Star Wars snowflakes. How awesome are these! Might be a project for tomorrow… http://www.anthonyherreradesigns.com/index.php/8-ahd-blog/8-star-wars-snowflakes-2013
Unbelievably a town nearby has a Scifi museum. Even crazier, we still haven’t visited! However they have had a superhero comics exhibition on all year. As a result every roundabout in town has had a different superhero symbol on it. There was even a life sized Hulk and a Batmobile in the town centre. I couldn’t drive to the shops without seeing Batman…
We’ve been putting the Christmas decorations up today. In the process we found our stockings and realised that Scifi baby needs one too. Somehow I got talked into making him one. In true Scifi fashion it’s got to be Superman – apparently he’s more festive than Batman 😄
We’ve had a long running argument about whether to have Scifi baby baptised. Scifi hubby wasn’t convinced but not only do I believe in ‘that stuff’ but my mother is actually a vicar so quite logically she was very keen to baptise her Grandson. Having ‘discussed’ the issue for most of my pregnancy Scifi hubby eventually uttered the words “you can have him baptised if he can be dressed as Batman”. He obviously thought that would be the final word on the matter and that there was NO WAY I would let that happen.
So you should have seen his face when Mum and I both said an instant “ok then” and started making plans. In the end we had a totally Batman themed baptism, or as someone pointed out we had a ‘Bat’ism. We found a cute Batman onesie for Scifi baby including a cape and invited everyone to dress up or wear comic book t-shirts. Scifi hubby had a Robin t-shirt (apparently Scifi baby is in charge) and I had a Wonderwoman one. All the kids who came had superhero outfits and a lot of the adults joined in too. Mum even let us have the Batman theme song and the Star Wars Cantina bar music played in church!
Our family and friends were very creative with presents too. Amongst lots of really lovely ‘normal’ gifts Scifi baby recieved:
The bible – as a comic book – narrated by Bibleman (well done Mum)
Superman plate set
Batbear – a Batman teddy bear
A Spiderman plastic sword
Wooden blocks that spelt his name with the Avengers on them
His first proper graphic novel – a hardback copy of ‘Batman A Killing Joke’ from his Godfather. One to save for when he’s older I think. He’ll only eat it if he gets bold of it now.
If this boy doesn’t like Batman as he gets older were in trouble…