matthias had been reeeally into creative superhero costumes.  last week he was ‘super chef’ which included a chef’s hat, sunglasses, superhero cape, and steve’s old cycling gloves.  he came to me with tears in his eyes and said the other kids were laughing at him.  it broke my heart, but told him in all seriousness, if you are going to be a superhero and wear outfits like this, you’ll have to be strong.  it takes courage to be yourself.  i know his peers will help smooth out his rough edges and he probably won’t be quite as creative with his outfits soon, but i hope he always has the courage to be himself.