This is me as Pink Super Girl for Halloween a couple  years ago. Sorry the picture isn’t good.

This is me as Pink Super Girl for Halloween a couple  years ago. Sorry the picture isn’t good.

My daughter, Catherine meeting Thor at Disneyland and she just had to have a Thor costume for the occasion. Luckily I can sew or I would never be able to keep up with her costume requests.

My daughter, Catherine meeting Thor at Disneyland and she just had to have a Thor costume for the occasion. Luckily I can sew or I would never be able to keep up with her costume requests.

My girls, circa 2006, as Kim Possible and The Hulk for Halloween. Age three and five.

My girls, circa 2006, as Kim Possible and The Hulk for Halloween. Age three and five.

She picked these out herself.  Not bad for 5 years old!

She picked these out herself. Not bad for 5 years old!

Lola Joy was Super girl for Halloween but is a #hearthero every day!  

Lola Joy was Super girl for Halloween but is a #hearthero every day!  

MJ (age 1.5) as Hawkgirl and Daria (age 8) as White Tiger. Homemade costumes by Jay.

MJ (age 1.5) as Hawkgirl and Daria (age 8) as White Tiger. Homemade costumes by Jay.

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My babe was the most fierce Batgirl there ever was.

@natgertler says “had a number of Supergirls today,but my fave was this Iron Man at the school parade. “

@natgertler says “had a number of Supergirls today,but my fave was this Iron Man at the school parade. “

My friend’s daughter won 1st place in a costume contest! from blair2019

My friend’s daughter won 1st place in a costume contest! from blair2019

This is my 4.5 year old daughter as Barbara Gordon on Halloween.

This is my 4.5 year old daughter as Barbara Gordon on Halloween.

My daughter is my favorite superhero. She’s definitely one of a kind. 

My daughter is my favorite superhero. She’s definitely one of a kind. 

Aria as Wasp with Christopher Yost

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My daughter cosplaying as Wasp from the Avengers.  The man she is standing with is Christopher Yost. For those familiar with The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes…this is the head writer for the show. At the Rose City Comic Con, he called Aria over to his table and asked if I would take a photo of the two of them together on his phone. He told Aria that he wrote the show and that Wasp was his favorite…before Hulk, Iron Man, or even Thor. Aria stood wide-eyed, half-smiling at him. The next morning she asked to watch the cartoon and said, “Momma, I want to write to Christopher Yost. I want to send him a letter. He said that Wasp was his FAVORITE.” She was all smiles. This is what it is all about. Two minutes, a little attention, and the head writer for a popular Avengers cartoon made my girl feel like she was a million bucks.

As a Dad a lot of folks have given me advice on how to raise my daughter. My parents in particular have some “traditional” views on girls.  I personally don’t have any experience with being a “traditional” girl.  I do have experience with Star Wars, comics, Hobbits, and video games.  I figure there’s no reason that I can’t share what I love with my daughter, so here she is all “traditional” like for ComicCon in Denver.  She picked out her own costume, tutu, and Mjolnir.  I did recommend a bit smaller hammer, she wasn’t hearing it.  She got to meet Thor and Darth Vader, loved getting her picture drawn, didn’t want to go home, and keeps asking if we can go back.  Kids are smart, ComicCon should be year round.We’ll be back next year, and this time with /insert best Darth Vader voice imitation/ “Sista”.

As a Dad a lot of folks have given me advice on how to raise my daughter. My parents in particular have some “traditional” views on girls.  I personally don’t have any experience with being a “traditional” girl.  I do have experience with Star Wars, comics, Hobbits, and video games.  

I figure there’s no reason that I can’t share what I love with my daughter, so here she is all “traditional” like for ComicCon in Denver.  She picked out her own costume, tutu, and Mjolnir.  I did recommend a bit smaller hammer, she wasn’t hearing it.  

She got to meet Thor and Darth Vader, loved getting her picture drawn, didn’t want to go home, and keeps asking if we can go back.  Kids are smart, ComicCon should be year round.

We’ll be back next year, and this time with /insert best Darth Vader voice imitation/ “Sista”.

Until last week my daughter has been all about princesses and fairies and -kaboom! - suddenly it’s all about Spidy… we have costumes, bedding, clothing, you name it! Although she does still play princesses with her dolls - it’s just that Spidy is now the prince :) 

Until last week my daughter has been all about princesses and fairies and -kaboom! - suddenly it’s all about Spidy… we have costumes, bedding, clothing, you name it! Although she does still play princesses with her dolls - it’s just that Spidy is now the prince :) 

My 6-year-old daughter loves comics and superheroes and ninjas and dragons and robots and “awesome stuff”. She likes pink and dresses and her long pretty hair and sparkly things and Batman. She doesn’t make a distinction between female superheroes and male superheroes. To her they are all just superheroes and all equally awesome. Except Batman. No one is awesomer than Batman. Her love for them as strong as any of the self appointed geek police. It’s actually stronger because it is pure and joyful, not embittered and possessive. It bums me out to no end that someday she is going to run into these sad pricks that will tell her she can’t be a real fan because she’s a girl. It bums me that these creators can’t conceive that someone like her exists. It bums me out that as soon as she is old enough to see and understand all the ways the fanboy industrial complex could give less than two shits about someone who has loved superheroes since she first saw Spiderman swing across her TV at 3-years-old she might stop loving comics and superheroes. Their loss.

from MattaJones