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 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!
Nananananananana nananananananana nananananananana Batman!
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…