James loves to do battle.
He’s great a playing dead – tongue hanging out and all.
He will frequently don his batman costume (mask and cape – most frequently WITHOUT anything else on. Just a pull-up, batman mask, and cape – SO funny), ninja costume, spiderman costume, or anything else that is battle worthy.
We try to stress to him that he can’t pretend to kill family members – just invisible monsters.
The other day he went through the house to some very grand sound effects.
“I kill you!”
“I kill you too!”
After a while he appeared in our bedroom with a very proud strut.
“All the monsters are dead.”
I chuckled, and Dad asked, “Did you get ALL the monsters, James?”
“Yes.” He gave a solid nod of the head accompanied by his trademark thumbs-up sign to confirm it.
“Are you sure?” I asked.
James looked thoughtful for a moment.
Dad looked at him. “It’s okay. If you see another monster, give it a hug and a kiss and you’ll scare it away.”
Without missing a beat, James flings himself at Dad, gave him a huge hug and planted a kiss on his cheek.
“Am I a monster?”
That is one smart boy. Muahahahahahahahahahahaha 😀