I've always been a fan of Spider-Man, but it wasn't until today that I realised that he was a member of my household. I'm pleased to say that Stan Lee had very little to do with the rearing of this new Spider-Man, other than the inspiration he would have provided when he created Peter Parker and his alter ego. I wonder what he might say if he were to meet my Spider-Man.
On a peaceful and regular day, two year old Jaheim is a fun-loving, race car driver and stunt devil who is always ready for any kind of adventure. Not the type to run away from a fight, if there is real danger, he becomes Spider-Man. Unlike Aunt May, who believed Spider-Man to be a menace as portrayed by Jonah Jameson, who was also never aware that her own nephew was actually Spider-Man, I am blessed to have been told by my sweet loving son that he is Spider-Man. If I had any doubts, they were assuaged today when I saw him scaling a wall with the expertise of... well... Spider-Man.
What was amazing was that as he jumped from the his perch on the side of the building, landing with the agility of a cat, I heard him yell the fantastic four. That's right folks, this new version of Spider-Man is part of the fantastic four.
And if you happen to wondering who else is a member of the fantastic four, I'm sure my other super hero son, Cyborg, might be able to tell you.
Allison is mother to two active boys who challenge her on a day to day basis with their escapades. In her other life, Allison juggles a regular day job as a marketing executive in a health food organization. At night, when everyone is asleep, she dreams of being a fulltime writer and super hero.