Thursday, March 12, 2009

Pretend Play

AJ loves superhero and superhero action figures. I guess that's pretty typical for 8 year old boys. Normally, when we play with his actio figures, one of them is the bad guy (which I always have to be), and one of them is the good guy, and they fight. I have to do the sound effects, and I have to lose - because the bad guys always lose, right?

So, when he got out his new Batman (is that one word?) and Bruce Wayne action figures, I thought I knew what was coming. I could not have been more wrong.

"OK, Mama, you be Bruce Wayne. Let's pretend he is Batman's financial advisor."

WHAT?!?!?! Oh, yeah - financial advisor. And he's trying desperately to get Batman to make sound financial decisons. So I actually had to say things like this:

"Batman, I've been looking over my spreadsheets, and it is quite plain that you are spending WAY too much on capes. And black shoes. How many black shoes do you need?"


"Batman, you need to diversfy your portfolio. Seriously - way too invested in companies that make masks and black material"

Yeah - I've got a million of them. And, for some reason, AJ thought these were all hysterically funny, and made me say them over and over.

I think someone's been watching too much Bernie Madoff coverage. Where does he come up with this stuff!?!?!

Peace out.

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