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.


  1. I can’t wait for the superman party! I will check today at work. Much love, Brit

    Comment by Brittany — June 1, 2006 @ 11:43 am |Reply

  2. It’s nice when your heart squishes in a good way! 😉 I bet it will be a SUPER party!

    Comment by Marie — June 1, 2006 @ 1:48 pm |Reply

  3. It’s great that the two of them have something to bond with. I think my first real celebrity crush was Christopher Reeve in the first Superman movie – remember on Lois’s balcony? Melt!

    Party party!

    Comment by abbynormal — June 1, 2006 @ 1:59 pm |Reply

  4. That is so sweet. I love the party supply store too. I can spend HOURS in there.

    Comment by Jolynn — June 1, 2006 @ 2:47 pm |Reply

  5. Sounds like it’s going to be so much fun, I bet you can’t wait!

    It’s also great that Nick and Zed are bonding, that’s important and probably helping you feel more settled!

    Comment by Claire — June 1, 2006 @ 3:02 pm |Reply

  6. “Note to self: Get Superman sheets pronto!”

    Sounds like a fun party for both of the men in your life. I guess some things just take some time!

    Can your sister get me a discount on a nice hammock???

    Comment by Carnealian — June 1, 2006 @ 3:25 pm |Reply

  7. I’m thinking Superman sheets might ruin the mood. At least for one of you.

    I’m more of a Batman guy myself.

    Comment by Bone — June 1, 2006 @ 3:51 pm |Reply

  8. Aww…I think sleeping with Superman would be hot!

    Comment by poopie — June 1, 2006 @ 7:31 pm |Reply

  9. my son’s favorite was always spiderman, i think i still have his comforter somewhere.
    hope your sons party goes well!

    Comment by Better Safe Than Sorry — June 1, 2006 @ 7:49 pm |Reply

  10. Ahhh…. That is awesome. I’m soo happy that they are able to find something to bond over. Looks like it is the start of a wonderful friendship.

    Hehe… I didn’t know so much superman stuff even existed!

    Comment by Froggie — June 2, 2006 @ 10:12 am |Reply

  11. He does bear a striking resemblance to Superman… LOL
    I think you’d better get Nick a Superman pillow case, at least! awww, come on. LOL 😉
    on a more serious note, it’s GREAT to read how he and Zed are getting along. Y’all are very lucky indeed. 😉

    Comment by Laura — June 2, 2006 @ 1:55 pm |Reply

  12. That is so neat. Your new hubby is great.
    It is hard for kids with someone new in the house, especially when they are anywhere past, say, 4 or 5. It just takes a little common interest and attention, though, and they bond.

    Comment by annie — June 3, 2006 @ 9:02 pm |Reply

  13. Happy birthday Zed! Hope the day was a smashing success!

    Comment by Lucinda — June 4, 2006 @ 6:06 pm |Reply

  14. It all sounds SUPER fun.

    Comment by Raehan — June 4, 2006 @ 9:07 pm |Reply

  15. I’m glad Zed and Nick have a common ground. Could be a great way to bond!–>

    Comment by R. Robyn — June 5, 2006 @ 5:01 am |Reply

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