Timmy, my 6 year old, is cracking me up lately. A few months back we watched the movie “How to train your Dragon” and he became obsessed with dragons. So much so that when I asked him what he wanted for Christmas, he replied, “I want to be a dragon.” Of course that request wasn’t exactly something I could put under the tree.
One day he was climbing into the van and sliding the door shut. This takes some muscles to get it to shut. It absolutely drives Kate crazy. She usually has to try 2 and 3 times to shut it. But Timmy puts his all into it and shuts it on the first try most times. So one day I said to him, “wow Timmy, you are so good at shutting that door. How do you do it?” He responded as serious as can be, “it is probably my dragon muscles.” I just chuckled to myself, too cute.
Well, just a couple of weeks ago we watched “Iron Man” with the kids. Lately we have been picking out movies that us adults like, that the kids will like, and we just forward the parts that aren’t age appropriate. Granted the 2 hour movie is now 1 hour, but hey at least we don’t have to sit through another Disney one we have seen 16 times. So we watched Iron Man and Timmy was in awe. Of course, a man that can fly, what could be cooler. Well, now rather than attributing his “super powers” to being a dragon, he now thinks he is iron man. Today he went to my moms to get some rice for me. When he got back I raved at how fast he went there and back. I jokingly asked, “You were so fast, did you drive my car?” “No” he said. And then as serious as can be with the cutest little face ever he said, “I was just using my iron man power.” He is cracking me up!
Ya gotta love how they believe in themselves with there whole hear. I think we could all learn a lesson from our little 6 year olds!