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-- this time with photos. May it inspire anyone with young children to turn their toys intocharacters of a story that will help parents have fun too.
Whenever I play with my son, I try to have fun. We play well together; in fact, my wifetells me that he has a great time whenever he plays with dad. Sometimes my mind getscarried away, and I make up epic stories with whatever toys are available at the time.
The other night I happened to stick a toy fish on the head of my son’s Mr. Perfect doll,
the superhero "Fishman" was born. Thus began
The Adventures of Fishman
, acrazy aquatic superhero. Eat your heart out,
! By day, "Fishman" is Mr. Joe Perfect, a mild-mannered consultant for Discovery
Consulting. He’s Mr.
Everyman, the kind of guy you can bring home to meet the parents.
He’s courteous and thoughtful, everything anyone could ever want in a man. He sayssweet things when you press his stomach such as, "The ballgame doesn’t really matter. Aslong as I’m with you, I don’t care what we watch." Or "Here, let me make dinner
tonight," or "Let me stop and ask directions." He wears beige khakis and a snazzy bluedress shirt, the wrinkle-free kind with the indestructible buttons. He sports a short, preppy
haircut. He’s masculine but not macho. He’s single but a great catch.
By night, Joe is "Fishman," a mighty superhero. Endowed with a ruby red iron Fishheadto mask his identity, he carries a candy trident that he uses to fight crime in Discovery
suddenly endowed with the superhuman sense of knowing when something fishy ishappening. Determined to use his power for good, he uses this ability to sniff out all