Batman...

My son went to the Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, at midnight last night. We live in North Carolina.  I found him searching through photo albums earlier, in the evening.  I knew what he was looking for ;D   When he was four years old, he was crazy about Batman.  We had a Batman birthday party...I made masks for all the kids, there was a homemade Batman cake(Frosted yellow with the Batman symbol in the center), lots of games involving the Joker, the Penguin and Catwoman.  I gave the girls a choice, they be either Catwoman or Batman.  We had Batman Mac n 'Cheese, I made Bat styled sandwiches, and of course Bat punch. When it was time for the party to end, no one wanted to go home. We enjoyed going through the photos together and reliving the memories. He scanned a few to put on his Android phone, to show his friends.

 My son Larry at age 4 yrs old.  He wore this down a slide and practically flew.  After that he wanted to be Superman, then a Power Range and then his own creation Lightning Bolt Man.  Next came Ninja and now Geek!   The Geek outfit is his best disguise, yet~

 
   When I woke up this morning, I was sad n' horrified to hear about the news in Colorado.  I can't imagine, can you...  At first the audience must of thought this was a special effect. It being the first screening. Then the reality sinks in this is real!  The chaos and confusion of an enjoyable evening gone wrong.  A man from Virginia was there.  He is on my local news being interviewed about the horrific event.  My son said the movie was 5/5.  He was sorry to hear the news, on his ride home.   My thoughts n' prayers go out to those affected by this mad man!  I wonder did he buy a ticket go out the exit, rig the door and come back in?!  Will we have security guards at movies?   We live in a mad world...be careful out there! 

Comments

Kerry O'Connor said…
It is a tragedy that one person can affect such devastation on so many lives and the well-being of a nation.
E.J. Wesley said…
Your son was a kid after my own heart. :)

Terrible tragedy, and like you, my heart goes out the survivors and families.
Mary Ann Potter said…
The photo is so cute, Ellen! In spite of the terrible news, people can still have fun at the movies. We just refuse to allow evil folks like that man in Colorado to affect us. A nice post. These are indeed tough times.
KarenG said…
Ella, I didn't know about this event! And your son is a cutie :)
M Pax said…
I love that picture of your son as Batman. Awww.

The news is sad. We can't live in bubbles. There will always be crazy people. A better mental health / health system would be a great start.
One sick individual. The devil really does exist to make someone do something that horrific.

Your son is very cool. Tell him he can be a Ninja Geek - he'll never have to grow out of it.

Saw Dark Knight Rises at lunchtime. Excellent film. Just a bit too intense and dark, but the ending was beyond awesome.
Mary said…
All kids like Superheroes, i think; your son was a cute Batman!

This incident in Colorado makes one realize one is not safe anywhere. Who would have ever thought a mass murder would happen in a theater.
Myrna R. said…
Larry was, probably still is, adorable.

Sad about shooting.
Sherry Blue Sky said…
Your son was such a cutie at age four. Bet he still is! I can imagine your horror as you saw the news this morning, your son having been at a midnight showing of the same film, thankfully in a different state. The man was a student at a high level of university, and must have had a brilliant mind, to be doing such advanced studies. I suspect it must have been a psychotic break or something, the onset of mental illness/psychosis. Horrifying.
Wanda said…
Ella you sound like you're my kind of party girl.I can see why that party is etched in his mind.

I was shocked and sadden to hear the news as well.
Ella said…
Wanda-Yes, we would have fun! We would need Cherry Coke, diet for me!
:D
I know...

Sherry-My son is a comedian and yes, still cute ;D
I was nervous...my husband woke me and told me. My first words were is Larry home?! He had gone, met friends and they all went out to breakfast after~
It is terrible...I agree some kind of break~

Myrna-Thanks! I know such a tragedy!

Mary-Thank you~ I know right...it is a crazy world we live in!

Alex-I will relay this message :D
I asked my son if he approved before I posted it. He laughed..he is proud of his Geekness! Ninja Geeks rule and Cake Nazis...another post! Thank you~

Mary-Thank you! I so agree with you~

KarenG-Thank you~ YOU will all over the news now~ Sad, so tragic...

Mary Ann-Thank you! I know, but it is so sad that things like this can happen! We think the world is more secure, than it is...

EJ-Thank you! Yes he is in his early 20's now and proud of his Geek skills! :D I know we all are thinking of those who suffered!

Kerry-Thank you! Yes, it is....
There is always someone willing to cause so much pain... scary!
Heaven said…
My kids were crazy about this too...such a cute picture of your son ~

Well we watched this movie last night and enjoyed it Sad to know though about the tragedy of the shooting ~
Ella said…
Heaven-Thank you! Superheroes have always been big at our house :D

I know, it really is so sad...to see the magic of cinema scarred in this way! My heart goes out to all those involved~