One day Jacob found his SpiderMan costume in a pile of things that I was getting ready to put away in the attic. He asked me to help him put it on and despite the fact that it was too small for him, he wore it all day long. Then the next day when it came time to get dressed, he requested his SpiderMan costume again, and the next day and the next…and so it began.
He did everything in his costume. He ate his meals as SpiderMan, ran around the house and outside as SpiderMan, played his drums as SpiderMan
He wore it on our evening walks on the golf course
SpiderMan practices good dental hygiene
Jacob basically was living his life as SpiderMan.
A really fun time was when we went to the grocery store. I wish I had someone to videotape that experience. EVERYONE was smiling and commenting on and high fiving Jacob, it made for a fun shopping experience.
This went on for quite some time and the costume was getting a bit beat up. I started telling him it was dirty and I had to wash it every time he asked to put it on (I know the experienced parents reading this know exactly what happened to it)…But the hat part was fine, so he continued to wear it.
Doesn’t matter where we were going, or what we were doing, there was always a little part of SpiderMan with us. From reading the news with daddy on Saturday morning
to going to the dentist to get his teeth cleaned (told you SpiderMan has good dental hygiene!)
And my absolute favorite thing was when I asked him what SpiderMan says, he would make the hand motions like SpiderMan does when he shoots the webs from his hands and say “I love you!” since it is also like the sign for I love you.
Makes my heart melt!