Son: What’s a costume?
Dad: An outfit we wear when we pretend to be somebody else.
Son: Like at Halloween?
Son: Like Superman?
Son: Which is his costume? The cape clothes or the ordinary clothes?
Dad: The cape clothes. He only wears that when he needs to rescue somebody. The rest of the time he’s in ordinary clothes, like us.
Son: But doesn’t he wear cape clothes all the time? Cos when he changes, he doesn’t have a bag. So they must be under the ordinary clothes.
Dad: Okaa-aay. You have a point.
Son: So his ordinary clothes are his costume, right? To hide the fact he’s Superman? He’s pretending to be ordinary?
Dad: Well, yes. He probably doesn’t want everyone to know who he really is.
Son: Why? He’s a good guy, right? Why does a Superhero want to pretend to be ordinary?
Dad: So that he can do his job better. And be among the people he can help.
Son: So when you go to work in your suit, are you pretending to be somebody else? Cos you said you like your shorts.
Dad: That’s my office attire. It’s like your school uniform – you need to wear a certain set of clothes at a certain time so people know who you are. That’s not pretending.
Son: Huh. So what about a birthday suit? Is that a costume too?
DAILY PROMPT ~ COSTUME