Holy Sabotage, Batman!



“Nana-nana-nana-nana, Fatman!” was Tracey’s response when I showed her my new Batman shirt. It made a brief appearance on the Big Family Little Income Facebook page in the above photo of me teaching my young Miss6 the correct way to use chopsticks to impersonate a walrus.

Tracey’s initial poor opinion of my shirt was further hinted at in her follow up comment.

“Holy crap shirt, Batman.”

But just how much she disliked it only became apparent to me tonight when I was ferreting through the clean wash pile looking for a shirt to wear to bed and pulled it out. Seconds later I was stomping into the kitchen.

“Look,” I said with raised eyebrows, shaking the t-shirt like a pom-pom in front of her face.

“It’s fine,” said Tracey.

“It’s pink!” I stammered.

“A manly pink,” said Tracey. “You’re just more TV series Batman now than movie Batman. Anyway, it wasn’t done on purpose.”

“Really?” I asked her, packing a fair bit of disbelief into the word. “I wish there was a way I could believe that.”

“Oh, there is,” said my wife. “Because you put that load through the wash.”

Okay, so freak washing accident it is. I charitably decided we shouldn’t dwell on finger pointing and blame.

“It’ll make a great nightshirt,” I mumbled.

“It sure will,” agreed Tracey.

Suddenly I saw a silver lining in this turn of events, albeit around a powder pink cloud.

“Because you get to sleep with..” I went for my deepest voice,” …the Batman!”

“No,” said Tracey. “Because I can turn the light out so I don’t have to look at it.”


When not over here, Bruce Devereaux hangs out at his Big Family Little Income Facebook Page. Come join us 🙂

 ”Raising a family on little more than laughs.”


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