I actually play along with the whole thing too
It’s funny because my son always wanted to be a superhero. I always told him when he was young that he could be anything and that’s what he always told me. I played along with his dream of becoming a superhero until he was much older. When I would ask him what he really wanted to be, he still said the same thing. I thought he was a little too old to be talking about becoming a superhero, but he still insisted on that like it was some sort of a game. Later on I learned that he was planning on becoming an HVAC technician. He finally explained the plan to me and he said he was going to save people from horrible situations. The situations he was referring to was people who might freeze to death with a non-working heating system. He was also talking about saving people who were roasting to death with no cooling system during heatwaves. When I really thought about that, it seemed to fit the definition of a superhero. That’s basically somebody who works to keep the people in the community safe from harm. He wasn’t going to be battling super villains or anything unless he was dealing with some terrible competitors. I guess we’ll see how his journey goes, but I honestly hope everything works out for him. I actually play along with the whole thing too. When people ask me what my son is going to for his career, I tell them that he is going to be a superhero. I sometimes get laughs and other times I get funny looks, but it’s something that is actually true in my eyes.