Coffee Sleeve Stories

Good Talk

By Dave Onofrychuk

On the way to Kindergarten, my son tells me Batman’s the best: anyone can be like him, you don’t need any powers. “Yes,” I say, “and he doesn’t have a family or kids. So he has time for other stuff, like fighting bad guys.” And where am I going with this? That my sacrifices as a parent must be valued at every turn? That you shouldn’t have kids if you want to be awesome? “But Batman did have a kid,” he says. Remember: in The Lego Batman Movie, Bruce Wayne adopted Robin. “You’re wrong, Dad.” Yeah, I tell him. He’s right.

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