I heard about this live action show on the radio back in November. It sounded so cool and definitely sounded like something Daniel would enjoy so I decided we would go.
We were supposed to go to the show in Philly the previous weekend, but wedding stuff took over. You know, grown ups have to do grown up stuff. But this weekend it was in Brooklyn, NY at the Barclays Center. Daniel is the definition of Wanderlust and one of his favorite places is NYC, so I considered it an amazing idea!
Our journey to NY was…interesting to say the least. I’m a city girl so navigating public transportation is not rocket science. We ended up being about 30 minutes late due to my incredible way of cramming a ton of stuff into three hours!
The show itself was AMAZING! There was fire, family feud and togetherness. Daniel knows all of the superhero’s. Dad bought him two books, almost like encyclopedias; one for all Marvel characters and one for all DC characters. We have read the stories about all of the “guys” in the books, but he never ceases to amaze me with all of his knowledge about superheroes. He was super excited about the show!
We discussed his favorite parts and my favorite parts. I told him my favorite part was when the Hulk came back (because Loki had him locked away). When he asked why, I told him it was because all the superheroes (Captain America, Black Panther, Bumblebee, Spider-Man, Thor, Black Widow, Dr. Strange, Ironman, the Guardians of the Galaxy) all worked together. Even though they were all different and had different goals, they all worked together to free the Hulk from Loki’s clutches. We went on to discuss diversity and how, essentially, all people, no matter where they come from or what they look like, all need and want the same things. We discussed how working together is essential to reaching goals and living in harmony and unity. We also discussed why it is “a bad idea” to talk bad of people who are different from you and the effects of bullying.
I found this to be a awesome way to lead into a good discussion about diversity and accepting other people as they are; finding similarities between the differences and living others in spite of. Instead of always trying to tell him and teach him things that I know, in the way that I know it, I use these moments and experiences to assist me in teaching values and morals. In turn, it makes it easier on myself and he can revisit the lesson better because it’s relatable to him. He gets real world knowledge but in a manner that’s tangible. Win win!
I always look forward to these kinds of conversations for two reasons. It gives me a good measurement of what Daniel thinks about the world around him and it gives me an easy way to bridge the gap and broaden his understanding, without sounding boring or preachy.
Stay tuned for my post about Terrificon that we attended in August 2017. This story is EPIC!!