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A superhero swiped my sous-chef. He was here a minute ago, banana masher in hand, all covered in flour, dipping his pre-licked fingers in the brown sugar and then, *SHAZAM* vanished. Gone. History.

In saunters this saucy, stacked, scarlet thing and she just stands there, striking a pose. She's calling me "mama" (how DARE she?) and insisting I speak to her in Dutch. I ask her if she's seen Jules and she says she hasn't, but I know better because she's wearing the apron he had on just a minute ago as a cape. Best as I can tell, she's probably stuffed him into her pocket. It's big enough.

She tells me she thinks he's gone to preschool. She'll find him. She'll save him. But right now she has to save somebody else from the "baby monster" (Kasper) crawling toward us, ready to wreak havoc in the kitchen. I tell her that when she does see Jules to tell him to come back to the kitchen because I need help finishing the banana bread we started together. I will not mash alone.

Oh, and can I tell you just how tickled I am that the first superhero my boy pretends to be is a kick-ass Belgian GIRL superhero? That ROCKS!

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Comment by The Oracle on August 26, 2009 at 11:18pm
That totally rocks! My 3 (almost 4)-year-old is suddenly and totally into superheroes (as well as a great baker but picky eater) -- like I said, I think we're living the same life. I'm going to seek out some girl superheroes for him now, too. I imagine I'll be less uncomfortable with the whole thing that way.
Comment by Joe Mama on August 27, 2009 at 6:00pm
very cool! I'm not sure my preschooler had heard of Belgium, never mind known that they speak dutch... as for the girl thing - who WOULDN'T want to be a girl superhero?
Comment by sproutsinthekitchen on August 27, 2009 at 9:07pm
you've got a point, Joe Mama. Girl superheroes do have it going on! Jules is no language/geography prodigy. His Dad's from Belgium and speaks Dutch with him at home. And he just looooves speaking it with me when he's Mega Mindy--we got him a couple of DVDs of the TV series when we were in Belgium this summer. So yeah, I'm encouraging it. :)


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