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Friday, February 26, 2010

Identity Crisis.

For the last week I'd been prepping him.

"We're going to go and show some teachers how smart you are." I'd tell him and he'd beam since he knows I think he's practically brilliant.

And then today, was the day, for early childhood screening. (In Minnesota, they have preschool aged children come in and check on some basics to make sure if kids need some extra help or attention before kindergarten, they get it.)

In the car I reminded him to tell them his name, how old he is, where he lives, when his birthday is and so on, when they ask. All the basics have been covered.

Yet as we walked towards the check-in table and the grandma-like volunteer asked his name to check him in, he announced;

"Batman. I live in Gotham City."

Oh yes, he did.

Worried that this screening might go down a path of silly, I quickly reminded him that he needed to tell them his real name and really where he lives to which he looked at me and again said, "But mom, my name is Batman."

Finally, after one more reminder, he told her.
In case you're wondering, he passed the screening with flying colors, not that I was worried about that part. I'm also glad to report that he did in fact use the correct identity the rest of the screening.

Crisis averted.

Oh, that boy. I just love him.

H and his Batman bear at Build a Bear workshop on Valentine's Day.

This post is linked up to "Conversations with my Kid" over at Moms Without Blogs.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh! How did we ever live without H ?? He just cracks me up. I just adore this batman.. We are so Blessed to have him in our lives.
I Love You more then you know H.
Love you all
Auntie Laurie

February 26, 2010 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Oh Samara! I LOLed at that one! People at work turned their heads and looked at me!

February 26, 2010 at 2:45 PM  
Anonymous Dadio said...

Great job!... Of course he's BATMAN......

love to all

February 26, 2010 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

At least he has a healthy imagination!

February 26, 2010 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Jenny and Kyle said...

That is HILARIOUS! What a fun boy!

February 26, 2010 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

I love it! I love him! This made my day!!

February 26, 2010 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger Jon, Sara, Tyler, and Sophie said...

What a riot! H has such a great imagination and strong spirit! Thanks for sharing.

February 26, 2010 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Oh S that is so funny!!! I love that he was so serious too about really being batman. Kids like H add the laughter to life's soundtrack.

February 26, 2010 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger Lee of MWOB said...

HA HA HA!!! That is just awesome!! Really it is. And that face? He is so darn cute.

I can't believe he already knows where he really lives. Like his address and all that? Or just the city. My 5 year old doesn't even know where she lives yet. And come to think of it, I think even my 7 year old forgets sometimes.


Happy Friday. Thanks for being the ONLY one to play along today. Oh yeah, we're rockin' and rollin' with this whole conversation thing. But it IS fun!!


February 26, 2010 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger The Fritz Facts said...

Oh man, that is fabulous!

When we had Boo's screening she was the only English speaking child in the testing that day. So when the other kids were asked their colors they would answer in the respective languages. Boo thought she was supposed to answer in Spanish, since the girl before her did.

It was confusing. They were perplexed at this 4 year old girl that wouldn't just say Red.

It was fantastic (and a bit embarrassing).

February 28, 2010 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Recovering Procrastinator said...

HAHA He's awesome.

Grace liked her screening so much she asked when we could do it again. Center of attention? Showing off your smarts? She'd do it every day if she could.

February 28, 2010 at 10:05 PM  

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