Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Everything Superhero!

Asher is definitely exerting his power to make his own decisions, to be very particular about how things are done, to be stubborn, and independent. I can't say that I always keep my patience. A lot of his behavior is really, in fact, driving me CRAZY, but there is a cute side to it all.

For example, after a shower, even after he is in his pajamas, he likes to keep his hooded towel on his head and pretend it is a cape. He then turns in to his alter ego: EVERYTHING SUPERHERO! His motto is (and Asher proclaims it in a very serious, superhero-like voice), "I'm strong, I'm mighty and I can do EVERYTHING by myself!!"

It doesn't matter that his hooded towel has bunny ears on the hood and doesn't give the impression of a tough superhero. To him it is a mark of his incredible power to have things HIS WAY.

I can't really blame him for wanting to have control. Although he is not completely aware of all the changes to come, he is going to very soon have a baby sister and our family moving to a new house. The transitions will be a lot for the little guy to manage. We may be in for even more power struggles with Asher, when the world as he knows it begins to fall apart. Maybe I'll just keep his hooded towel handy so he can be reminded that Everything Superhero rules the world!

You gotta love three-year-olds. I sure love my resident Everything Superhero.


Amy said...

This post needs a picture! One of towel-clad Captain Everything.

Amy said...

(I know it's not Captain Everything, but I think it sounds better. If Asher needs a PR rep, you give him my number...)

David and Kristi said...

I cannot wait to see the hooded towel! So excited to see you guys!

Anonymous said...

Yes, the little darling will have his world turned upside down. The challenge will be to help him see how you need his "super powers" during this time. You'll need him to "come to your rescue" at certain times. Can be exasperating at times but also part of growing up. Not always easy to know how to handle it. Sounds like you are doing a great job though! Love, Mora/Mom/Nana

La Familia Lunde said...

What a cutie! haha, I wish I was there to see his "costume".

ErinJoy said...

Miss Susanna!
How are you feeling? Those pics of you from November are lovely. I know you're probably not feeling lovely now....but when I saw you at church a couple weeks ago, you were glowing! Fun to read about you guys here! ~Erin

Anonymous said...

I love your description of the little Captain Everything and his cape!!!!! I can not believe you and Tim are about to be parents of a little girl--if she is like the Captain--she will be here sooner than you think!!!
Can hardly wait!!! I'm sure you are all very busy--enjoy having Kristi there!! Love and Hugs to all of you!
A. Dianne