Interstellar Adventures

June 1, 2006

It’s gonna be a Superman Party!

Filed under: Elle & Zed — by InterstellarLass @ 9:43 am

My baby boy, Zed, will be 11 on Saturday. On Sunday, we’ll be gathering with my family to celebrate. While the kids were at their dad’s last night, Nick and I went shopping for his presents. Nick’s initial idea was to get him a set of Superman sheets and comforter, but then decided that he really wanted to get him the Superman cartoon series. I was starting to wonder who these gifts were really for…Nick was bummed that the Superman sheets only came in twin sizes…he wanted a set for our room. Uh, no. I said. That’s the end of it. No discussion. My sweet ass will not be sleeping on Superman sheets.

So, since my littlest sister works at Target, we decided to let her get the sheets (with her discount) and she and my other sister could go in on the gift together. They both liked the idea, so we got the movies that Nick wanted, for Zed of course. But, Target didn’t have any of the Superman party supplies, so we toodled over to Party City. Suddenly, Nick was in 7th heaven. They had all kinds of Superman stuff. We got a “Pin the S on Superman” game, a Superman pinata, Superman plates, cups, napkins, a Superman table cloth, and we’ll go back for a Superman balloon and the Superman cake pan. My mom can decorate cakes really well, and she has the time to make the cake, so I’m jazzed about that. One less thing for me to do!

I’m glad Nick is excited about Zed’s party and is participating in the planning. While Elle bonded to him immediately (she’s never met someone that’s not a friend), Zed is a bit more wary of people and takes awhile to warm to them. With a new man in the house, it’s been tough at times. But, they’ve been able to bond over Superman. Nick has a collection of comics and memorabilia, and some of the items he’s been sharing with Zed. It’s built some trust between the two of them, which just makes my heart squish. I love my Superboys.

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