As Halloween draws near, the Boy has become more interested and intrigued by his costume choice and its origins. He has selected to be Thor this year and has been reading as much as possible about the Norse god of thunder and his traits. Part of this research however has led to our explaining that comic book heroes are fiction and not real. As I am trying to explain that mythical Thor rocks and his positive traits are something to strive for, I also realize it is hard to find real heroes of the day for the Boy to relate to as closely because they just aren’t portrayed as exciting as your friendly neighborhood Spiderman. To quote the Boy, “This makes me sad.” Real heroes need more recognition for doing amazing things.