Grocery Shopping with SpiderMan

How cool is that? You don’t always get to go grocery shopping with SpiderMan. To be honest, I don’t care a lot about grocery shopping, but if Spidy is going then it’s okay.

My son is amazing! I learn so much from him. God has been kind to me by giving me this small, energetic gift. He got a SpiderMan outfit for Christmas last year and has been wearing it consistently ever since. It’s a bit silky, but we won’t talk about that.

Yesterday, we were heading to Bloom, a grocery store. Haydn came to me with his winter boots asking if I’d put them on him. I was glad to serve my son, but was thinking he would want to put on some jeans and a sweatshirt or something like that.

The thought never crossed his mind. He put on his suede boots and off he went, without his mask however.

I stood at different times in Bloom just watching him run around, do this, do that and marveled how it never occurred to him that you don’t wear SpiderMan suits to Bloom. I hope he never morphs into me where he becomes overly concerned about people’s opinion. I do hope as he gets older he won’t be compelled to wear his Spidy outfit in public. …or private for that matter. 

But hopefully life won’t surround and press in on him and he loses his spontaneity and joy. We’re trying to keep the gospel in front of him to stave off the unnecessary encroachments. And God has given grace for that too.

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Rick Thomas leads a training network for Christians to assist them in becoming more effective soul care providers. RickThomas.Net reaches people around the world through consulting, training, podcasting, writing, counseling, and speaking. In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology, and 1991 he received a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).

1 thought on “Grocery Shopping with SpiderMan

  1. Our boys used to go out regularly as a variety of superheroes, knights, jedi, construction workers, policemen, firemen, cowboys, etc. You name it, they had a costume or a hat for the role. It was amusing and, at times, embarrassing. However, as you have seen, they outgrew it all too fast. Cherish the Moments – after all, “soon comes the day when you’ll have no child to hold”.

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