Monday, March 09, 2009

Professional Workers as Superheroes

I've posted before about how Daphne admires the Garbageman, and she waits at the window every Tuesday morning for him to come pick up the garbage on our street.

While we were on vacation, we watched Wall-E, and the movie was not cool to Daphne until I referred to Wall-E as a garbage man. She spent the rest of the movie inquiring what the garbageman was doing. In the eyes of a 2 year old, being a garbage man is a fantastic profession.

We've been having some problems with our electricity, so we had to call an electrician out to sort it out. I told her that the Lightman was coming to fix our problems. The entire time he has been here she has been asking about the every move of the Lightman.

Jared and I were talking about the roles of professionals as superheroes in the eyes of a 2 year old. Everyone is a superhero if you can add -man to the end of their name. Suddenly a plumber becomes Waterman and daddy is the Comptuerman.

What is your superhero distinction? You might have a 2 year old batting her long lashes in your direction.

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