So – the only down side to buying super cool super heroes used at Long Beach Comic Con is that they were all missing their super hero accessories. Thus, this morning, Blake and I had our work cut out for us, getting our Captain America, Super Man and Union Jack (or as Blake Dean affectionately calls him, Jack) back in shape.
Armed with cardboard and Mummy’s remnant box, we went to work creating a shield, cape and holster for Blake’s “guys.” Though incredibly far from perfect, I think our makeshift outfits did the trick. Blake is happy as a clam, and I have actually been near tears a few times since seeing him play with action figures for the first time.
It’s hard to explain, but playing with “people” has taken him to a whole different level developmentally, making them act out different scenarios (fighting, saving people, hurting bad guys, going to bed) that he has never done with his cars and trucks. My little heart I love super heroes!