Gloved hands dart to gasping mouths beneath the cowl...Joker snickers..."Awwww! You said not today!"
"Not today" has become taboo in our house, and for reasons you would not expect. Every time Cole plays superheroes, his hero's catch phrase is "Not Today!" First thing out of their mouth when they bust onto the scene, "Not Today!" There were whole battles where Green Lantern just kept repeating "Not Today", like his mental record kept skipping.
Then T got in on it, starting conversations between Wonder Woman and whoever Cole had at the time about "Not Today!" Logan banned it from the house, use it and he won't play superheroes with you. Accidentally use it in conversation and you will get the gasping hand over mouth treatment, even if you are a guest or if we happen to walk past you in public. We don't even have to know you.
If you happen to be the guy from Ollie's the other day, really you don't have anything on your face or clothing that is repulsive. You can come out of the bathroom and stop inspecting yourself in the mirror. It was all about what you said..."not today."
Just for fun, we try to slip it into conversations, mainly to see the mischievous light in Cole's eyes as he gasps. I can't blame Logan...how many times can you hear "not today" before it starts to give you an inability complex? Imagine the poor bad guys, never actually accomplishing anything. Today is all I am promised, if "not today" when?