I saw the superhero illustration below in an email newsletter I receive from Lion Brand. I loved it instantly. It would have been even better if they were crocheting instead of knitting but I’ll take what I can get. It reminded me of a funny moment I had with one of my Kindergarten boys.
When I saw this illustration, it was love at first sight! But where is Superman?
One of my co-workers was having a conversation with one of my Kinders. They were talking about superheroes and my co-worker said to the student, “We have a superhero right here.”
The little boy said, “No we don’t. Where is he?”
My co-worker pointed to me and said, “Mrs. Sherman is a superhero.”
“Nuh uh, what’s her superpower then?” he smugly asked, sure in his conviction that I was not a real superhero.
Without missing a beat, I said, “Crochet is my superpower.” He giggled.
“That’s not a super-power,” he countered.
I wasn’t bitter about this. Not many people know crochet is a superpower. I had my counter argument ready.
Well, I said it was a super-power because I could make anything with crochet. You can imagine the silly conversation that ensued about what I could and could not make. Days later, he was mumbling and giggling at the same time about whether crochet could be considered a superpower. This is why I love working with kids. Where else can you have such ridiculous arguments?
Speaking of superheroes, I’ve made some of my own. There’s Superman!