He's wanted to be this species of super-hero ever since he was like four.
This hasn't changed.
He still laughs in the face of danger, pretends to sling his web at people or situations that seem to warrent a good web-slinging, (sound effects and all) and insists that any bug bite, bruise or welt is a spider-bite intended to increase his super powers.
(I admit that I may have entertained this thought when undergoing a bone marrow biopsy a couple of years back....my bad)
The only thing that has changed is his age, size and voice.
He's 17, barely fits in his own bed, and when he says "mama, can you sing me 'sunshine'?" as a bedtime song, it sounds exactly the same except that his voice is like way, way lower. And I can tell that he needs to shave.
I love how some things never change.
It's probably good that his 17-year-old Spider-man personality also sees fit to aspiring to be involved with the Senate, Congress, Education, Business, and Government.
Spid-ey characteristics probably would work well with any of these things....just not a BOX to check or MAJOR or MINOR or even a CERTIFICATE when planning a college career.
Perhaps that change is in the works.
But for now, since I haven't seen evidence of spidey-traits being publicly recognized....AND after talking with his sisters, it is clear that I need to talk to him about how pretend-web-slinging is not a good defensive driving technique.
Because not everyone understands and is ready for Spider-man to be driving his sisters to school.
(Or attending college.)
In case you were wondering what Spiderman looks like, here are a few then and now shots:
|Jr. High Football|
|Reading Names of WWII Veterans at Memorial Day Services|
|Spidey with his mama.|