kind of a stupid question but I'm kind of confused by this passage in "Christmas in Kansas" "Even setting aside the other, more obvious problem. 'Clark takes after his grandmother'" what did you mean by this?
Jonathan is in the habit of telling people that his mother is Sicilian, and that Clark takes after her, and that’s why Clark is taller and darker than both of his parents. He says it’s his mother because he wants to be sure that no one thinks Martha was cheating on him with some strange huge guy. The vast majority of people have no problem accepting this explanation, and will then go on to tell stories about their own family members who ended up looking nothing like their parents because it skipped a generation.
(though the Kents will often hear that he has their eyes, or their smile)
But also, Jonathan is trans. Which is not actually obvious, but Bruce is Batman. Noticing shit that he should not be able to notice is kind of his whole deal. It’s the biggest reason why Clark cannot possibly look like his paternal grandmother, and that’s why Jonathan is always tickled pink when no one ever has any problem with it. Because why would they! He’s Pa Kent, the guy with the fun stories and the good weed and the cranky wife.
He still tells Bruce that Clark takes after his grandmother, because he knows full well that Bruce is in on the joke.