Burrito Man And The Pink Princess

The superheros are taking over.

It's easy to be nonchalant about Spiderman when you're a superhero, too.

We watch He-Man, She-Ra, Iron Man and read about the Justice League like someone’s in training.

The other day, we are in their bedroom, and I wrap E up in a blanket to make human burritos (also known as Zombie 101) when he jumps up and runs downstairs.ย  I follow him yelling: GET BACK HERE, BURRITO! (because if zombies can talk that’s EXACTLY what they’re going to say.)

He hides in the bathroom and then swoops out onto my path.

Me: AHA! I got you burrito!

E: Nope. I’m just E.

Me: You’re not a burrito anymore?

E: Well {he lowers his voice and moves closer}, that’s my secret identity.

Me: Your secret identity is a burrito?

E: Like Peter Parker and Spiderman.

Two questions immediately come to EVERYONE’S MIND:

  1. Does this mean he was bitten by a radioactive burrito?
  2. And what exactly is his super power?

If he’s anything like his father, I think that the answer the #2 is pretty clear.

And my sweet, sweet daughter, not to be outdone, later turns to me and declares: I want to be a PRINCESS!

N continues: A pink princess WHO SHOOTS PEOPLE.

Is this what Xavierโ€™s School for Gifted Youngsters is like? Because I’m afraid. Very very afraid.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

17 thoughts to “Burrito Man And The Pink Princess”

  1. That last picture is truly a princess who shoots people! And you know, the power to expel noxious gas at will would come in very handy during chemical warfare. Maybe even biological warfare too – depending on what’s in the burrito.

  2. My 3yo has been known to run up to people at random and shout “NOT SO FAST, SUPERVILLIAN!” But there’s never any indication of what he’s planning to do about it.

  3. Hhahahahahah! What N declared along with the string of pictures (the LAST one!) is HYSTERICAL! What is it with blasters, lasers, guns, and such?! Oh well. If we are under attack, I know which household I’m calling first.

  4. Our house ranges from IronMan (complete with talking helmet) to Buzz Lightyear (wings that make noises), Captain America to Spiderman. At any given point, during any given day, my middle child (5) will all of the sudden walk into the room with full on, head to toe superhero costume.

    Does Buzz Lightyear count as a superhero? I think so.

    *Also, have the kids seen Despicable Me? All I can think of with a burrito’s super power is “no, I said DART gun!” Hee hee! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I LOVE the last picture of your daughter. Priceless!!

    My husband thinks he’s a giant robot.

    Or at least he holds his breath and hopes our Pontiac Vibe is a giant robot.

  6. I think N has it figured out completely. There’s really nothing more for her to learn in life. The grasshopper has become the master.

    Looks like you have a burrito hero and a princess villain in your midst.

    But I’m curious, Alex, what’s *your* superpower?

  7. I so miss the days when my kids played superheroes! Now it is ninjas and rock stars. It is just not the same!
    Loved this post, your kids are adorable!

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