I want my kids to grow up believing in them, no matter how "geeky" it is by "modern" sensibilities. I want my son to aspire to be one, and I want my daughter to settle for nothing less.
We have a good start. Odysseus likes to look for good fan-made videos of favorite songs, like this one:
The pixie loves it. And recently, she found our copy of the DVD The Avengers. She noticed that they were the same as from the video, and desperately wants to watch the move.
Way too violent. Way, way too violent, as of yet. We're going to look for the Avengers cartoon, which, granted, may be a little violent for their ages (five years, and three years).
But they're starting to crave things with clear-cut good guys and bad guys, instead of the mushy pablum spoon fed to small children, where even the bad guys are sad and misunderstood, instead of outright bad.
They want heroes. They need heroes.
Cartoons are a good place to start.
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