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Ok ds (asd) has to come up idea for new superhero. What would your child's superpower be??

(28 Posts)
bialystockandbloom Sat 29-Sep-12 15:39:59

Latest school project (loosely tied into Literacy I suppose) to make my heart sink. Ds (y1) has to come up with an idea for an original superhero, make the costume, write a paragraph on what the superhero's powers are, what they can do, and who their arch enemy is.

FFS. Ideal for a child with autism isn't it.

Amazing Counting Boy?
Flicking-page Man?
Superhero who could tell you the house-number of all his classmates, teachers and family?
Sofa-jumping Man?

After some discussion, ds's idea was having x-ray vision and being able to see inside people's tummies so he could see if there was sick inside grin

School is just going to get worse isn't it.

StarlightMcKenzie Sat 29-Sep-12 17:03:45

grin my ds' would be 'measuring man' who measured things.

His enemy would be 'estimate man'!

bialystockandbloom Sat 29-Sep-12 17:28:19


I have had to hide our measuring tape!

StarlightMcKenzie Sat 29-Sep-12 17:35:12

We just visited a very sick relative. DS's first words to him?

What colour is your tape measure?

ThoughtBen10WasBadPokemonOMG Sat 29-Sep-12 17:43:54

Ds did super heros last year. He was bat spider lantern. Ie he didn't think of his own. He just ripped off existing ones !

bialystockandbloom Sat 29-Sep-12 18:07:49

Ben10 that is the problem! We've had instructions from school that the superhero must be their own idea. How is ds supposed to come up with this when he's completely uninterested in superheroes, dressing up, or being a character to begin with.

Pmsl @ 'what colour is your tape measure' grin grin

Chundle Sat 29-Sep-12 18:13:33

smile at measuring man!! Dd2 loves measuring as well!!! Trainformer would be dd2s ideal one. A man that transforms into a train (with a sneaky measuring tape in his pocket!)

mymatemax Sat 29-Sep-12 18:20:21

ds2 would be private space, invisible man.

we are constantly looking for ds2 as he finds new hiding places.
he wants his own shed.

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Sat 29-Sep-12 18:21:42

bialy, he's in Y1. Make something up for him that he's vaguely interested in. I've been doing DS2's homework for him for years. So long as he learns something from the exercise, that's all that matters. You should have seen my his India project! I He got 4 merit marks! wink PS, He's nearly 13 now.

bialystockandbloom Sat 29-Sep-12 18:38:16

ellen yes you're right. I we have now got our idea into some semblance of a coherent character.

The hard work is of course trying to get ds interested in it <sigh>

coff33pot Sat 29-Sep-12 18:45:56

X-ray man would be ok smile

Flying over the world rescuing the sick by crating their insides and racing to the hospitals with it lol. May work faster than nhs! grin

coff33pot Sat 29-Sep-12 18:46:51

X-raying their insides! Ggrrrrrrrr!

Tiggles Sat 29-Sep-12 18:48:40

DS2 would be magnifying glass man grin

bialystockandbloom Sat 29-Sep-12 18:51:00

Being able to work out how many minutes it takes to get to school/park/granny's house/daddy's work/the moon/the sun/the stars. D'you think this counts as a superpower? Minute-counting Man?

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Sat 29-Sep-12 18:51:27

How about Doctor Who facts man? He could rescue any Mastermind competitor who had Doctor Who as his specialised subject. That's quite a limited power, I suppose... grin

bialystockandbloom Sat 29-Sep-12 19:02:10

Niche rather than limited, ellen wink

ouryve Sat 29-Sep-12 19:07:31

DS1 would be bouncing boy. (yes, he's antsy, this evening)

DS2 is the human siren, with the deafening shriek.

ouryve Sat 29-Sep-12 19:09:09

We had to drag DS1 away from the display at one of the tills in B&Q, last week. No, it wasn't sweets - it was 99p tape measures in lots of different colours!

TirednessKills Sat 29-Sep-12 20:00:49

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Doraemon Sat 29-Sep-12 20:16:53

DS1 had to create a superhero at Woodcraft Folk, draw it life size on a huge piece of paper with the eye holes cut out (it think it was supposed to to represent some positive aspect of his personality). When they all lines up to show them off at the end of the session all the other kids had child -sized superhero characters and DS1 had ....... Super Squiddy the Squid confused
Thankfully we seem to have moved on from the marine biology obsession, if asked now it would probably be Captain Cartography.

bialystockandbloom Sat 29-Sep-12 20:18:58

This thread is really cheering me up smile

bialystockandbloom Sat 29-Sep-12 20:19:17

What is it about tape measures??

SilkStalkings Sat 29-Sep-12 20:42:16

Ds1 would be Bionicle Bore. DS2 would be "Shush" Man.
Has everyone seen the I Like Trains Kid song on YouTube? That's my dad.

Strongecoffeeismydrug Sat 29-Sep-12 20:51:17

DS would be stubborn man. He would save people from danger(but only in his own time).and he would need a visual aid to help him get into his costume( again in his own time).
The only downfall is he would have to have his mum with him due to his non fear of danger and I'm warning you all I DON'T LOOK GOOD IN LYCRA smile

Doraemon Sat 29-Sep-12 20:55:53

OMG the thought of DS1 attempting a quick change into a superhero costume..... with mummy standing by saying 'did you remember your pants? I think those tights are on backwards. Stop looking at the train map and put your cape on.'

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