Also— re: at the clinic today


[four-year-old boy in the room with his mother, wearing a Spider-Man shirt]

ME: That’s a nice shirt.
BOY: He’s my favorite!
ME: [obviously angling for something here] Do you like any other superheroes?
BOY: Uh … Batman.
ME: How about Iron Man?
BOY: I don’t like Iron Man.
ME: [in my head] Screw you, buddy.
ME:. Why not? *I* love Iron Man [I look over to mom and she smiles]
MOM: Tell her.
BOY: My sister loves Iron Man so I don’t like him.
ME: Well, your sister has great taste.