Friday, March 11, 2011

When to End a Conversation With A Four Year-Old

"Devil Ray" from Justice League Unli...Image via WikipediaLast Sunday I took my family to Olive Garden and during dinner I was telling my wife, Suki, that I looked up the character Black Manta and found a picture of him without a helmet and that he is a  black man because I had never seen him outside of costume. I was amazed. I never knew that.

Suki wasn't really impressed, but she humors me anyway. She said, "How could you not know? All black characters have  'Black' in their name."

I replied, "No, that's not true." I already had a couple of characters in mind.

"Name one," my wife challenged.

Before I could respond, our four-year-old daughter, Makayla, who was obviously paying closer attention to the conversation and watching me during her life, said "Black Widow!" We busted out laughing. Makayla said it with the look on her face of knowing that she was undeniably correct.

At this point, I was through.  I mean Makayla has a point. Black Widow is a white fictional character with "black" in her codename. Let's just say I backed away slowly! I've learned that when your toddler's got you like that it's better to not press it and just remember that they are paying attention to everything you say and do. .

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  1. Don't forget the Blackhawks, the old DC comics team!

  2. Another good point! Makayla doesn't know about them yet.