Sometimes you just have to wait for things, and even if the wait equals years, the payoff is pretty good. A prime example arrived today – the result of planning ahead, and keeping a t-shirt in a drawer for six years. Weird to think that slightly more than a half-decade ago, I was in the midst of a late-night diaper run to Walmart when I started browsing some clearance kids’ clothes that had been squeezed-in near their Garden Center. There was one particular rack that caught my eye – t-shirts featuring comic book covers from the 1980s… the exact time that I became a comic book fan myself. Hanging on that rack was a single t-shirt in a size 6/7 that bore not only a favorite cover, but the exact cover of the first issue of John Byrne’s THE MAN OF STEEL from 1986 – the very book that hooked me on DC Comics. For less than $2, I purchased said t-shirt, and have waited six years for today to arrive – the day that it finally fit Addie.
I know it’s probably a silly thing overall, but in an era where we’re on the cusp of a new SUPERGIRL TV series set to arrive on CBS this Fall – BATMAN v. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE headed for theaters… and the impending launch of the DC Superhero Girls collection, it just feels right that today the shirt finally fit. Even more perfect, it was Addie’s choice today – an odd one, considering the multitude of other choices she could’ve made.
It’s also a “sick day” for both of our girls, so it’s just an oddity all the way around… but the day is still “super,” indeed.