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Superman in First Grade | {Carlsbad Child Photographer}

I finally got my boy out for back to school photos. It was so fun, we made a whole date night of it! And it was great to get to spend the evening with just him.

I can’t believe how fast he is growing up. He started first grade a few weeks ago, and it really feels like the time where they become real big kids and discover who they really are! He told me so much about all the kids in his class, what he likes about each of them, and how they make him laugh or make him feel good about himself. I’m so happy with his school, his teacher, and his friends. He even told me, “Momma, I don’t have a crush… but if I did, it would be on Ms. A because she laughs at my jokes and likes being goofy with me.” The very best kind of crush if you ask me <3

And tonight on the way home he was singing along with one of his favorite songs, Five for Fighting’s “Superman” and I couldn’t help but think of how much the song relates to his personality and the way he is. I actually started tearing up listening to him sing such meaningful lyrics:

I can’t stand to fly
I’m not that naïve
I’m just out to find
The better part of me

I’m more than a bird,
I’m more than a plane
I’m more than some pretty face beside a train
It’s not easy to be me


It may sound absurd but don’t be naïve
Even heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed but won’t you concede
Even Heroes have the right to dream
And it’s not easy to be me


I’m only a man in a funny red sheet
I’m only a man looking for her dream
I’m only a man in a funny red sheet
It’s not easy.
It’s not easy to be me.

He is a very sensitive child. He feels things so deeply, and small things affect him so much. The lyrics describe him so perfectly. A Super Boy, but it’s so not easy to be him. He is a realist, too smart for his own good, cautious, but with big dreams. And it’s only just begun for him. I wonder what the future holds for you, my dear boy, my bear, my love <3 For now, the adventures of First Grade await!

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