I’ve brain-washed all my kids to love superheroes, but my middle child, just turned four, is especially into it. She’s been training up my eighteen month old to the point where her FIFTH WORD was Batman. Seriously. I nearly fell off my chair as she pointed to the Adam West DVD box set a couple of weeks back and said it for the first time, totally unexpectedly.
Anyway, so last night I’m sitting reading the paper and I hear them playing in the hall. My 4 year old is teaching my 18 month old the THEME TUNE FOR THE UNAIRED BATGIRL PILOT. I’m very proud of the fact she knows the tune to a 48 year old TV show of which only 15 mins were shot and it was never actually shown to the public. But even prouder when my 18 month old was trying to sing it back to her. The next generation is being prepared!!!
PS A caveat worth mentioning is that she does get it slightly wrong. Instead of WHO’S BABY ARE YA?, she sings WHO BABIES ARE YA? but like spaghetti being pronounced PASCETI I just can’t bring myself to change it!!