Last night we were preparing to load up the boys to christen the
When Matthew was born, Garrett brought in a whole lot of Big Brother Loot. One of the things he was given was a Bible Man DVD and accompanying action figures. While he is a little young still for the DVD to fully hold his interest, he adores the action figures. He insisted on taking Bible Man with him on the walk. We only strolled about a mile. When we got home several neighborhood boys were playing with action figures in the neighbor's driveway. We walked past them.
G: (so excitedly shrill I could barely understand him) Mommy...I want to play with them with my guy!
Me: If daddy wants to sit outside and watch you. (We only let him play in the front if we can keep a close eye on him. He's the youngest and it's a through street.)
G: (still shrill) Daddy! You stay outside!
G: (Running across our yard into the neighbor's) I have Bible Man! I play with you guys with my Bible Man! (Nudging his way into their circle) I'm here now.
First of all, I'm sure they were extremely relieved that the two year old finally showed up. Especially since some of them looked about four or five. Secondly, while I wholeheartedly believe that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life, I'm not sure that in a crowd of Batman, Spiderman and Superman, Bibleman is necessarily the most ferocious of action figures.
"Beware of Bibleman. He'll quote scripture at you!"*
At least he didn't try to kiss any of his friends when they all got called home for dinner and baths.
*I give my husband credit for the super hero tag line.