Can we please talk about how cute my kid is? Also, we got this shirt in the “boys” section, but the kids in her class that (still) make fun of her for wearing boys clothes thought it was pretty neat she found a girl batman shirt, you know, since it has pink on it there is no way it could be a boy shirt!!

The day she wore this to school she came home & told me quite excitedly, “Mama, no one said my shirt was a boy shirt today!”


Not only is Layla getting teased by a few little girls at school for wearing her “boy” superhero T-shirts, but last week I learned from another parent that one little girl is telling the whole class behind Layla’s back that Layla is in fact a boy. My friend’s son came home from school one day and asked her if Layla was a boy & was confused because that’s what a girl at school was saying, but he had thought all along what Layla was a girl. After clearing it up with him she called to let me know & I’ve since spoken with the teachers. This is a class of 4-year olds! I just can’t believe this is happening!

For Christmas Layla received a few hair bows in her stocking that were superhero themed. She’s been wearing them lately with her superhero T-shirts to girly her outfits up a bit. I bought them before the teasing began, and I hate feeling like we’re only doing this so the teasing will stop. Luckily Layla is still quite a girly girl, hence the “Comic books and tiaras” and she has loved wearing the bows. I’m going to try and find more in different colours and superhero styles so they can match all of her superhero T-shirts!

And yes, this photo is totally staged, I just wanted to get a cute photo of Layla reading Batgirl with her bat symbol bow.

Here in my little corner of England we don’t have any comic book stores. Well, none that really keep their comic books up to date like they do in the states. However, we have an American military base that has a book store/newsstand and one section is just for comic books. It’s a limited selection, but they keep the ones they carry up to date quite well.

For the past 3 weeks they’ve been doing inventory & haven’t been restocking some items, including the comic books! So we’ve had NO NEW COMIC BOOKS in over 3 weeks! Today I went to check with absolutely no hope of finding the situation changed (I’ve literally checked every day except Fridays when I don’t ever go on base.) & much to my surprise THERE WERE NEW COMIC BOOKS!! Layla was especially excited to see Batgirl so we hurried to buy it & read it in the car (well done, Gail Simone, it was absolutely brilliant!) without even bothering to buy what we actually went into the store to buy (candy.)

I picked Layla up from school today & as we were walking out the kids that stay all day were lined up for lunch. Among them was the little boy who used to tease her for wearing “boy” clothes to school, but now thinks she’s quite brilliant for liking superheroes. As he saw Layla and I about to walk past he tugged on his friend’s arm and said, “See that girl? She likes Batman!” To which the other boy responded “COOL!!!” and then they watched Layla as she walked out the gate. 

At first my heart swelled with pride & then I thought “Shit! I’m going to have to start beating boys off with a stick soon! No dating until 16!”