No matter how cool you were before kids, the minute you become a parent, your kids automatically think you are the dorkiest person in the world. And that’s not just for the Average Joes, as even superheroes can’t manage to get any respect from their kids. Just ask Chris Hemsworth, who had a brutal reality check with one of his twin sons, Sasha and Tristan, after asking him what he wanted to be when he grew up.
“Holding my little man’s hand and asking him the age old question. ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?'” Hemsworth wrote as the caption to an Instagram photo of him and his son.
Now, given that his old man plays the God of Thunder in the biggest movie franchise ever made, you have to assume he answered Thor, right? Nope, instead, he named a different superhero entirely.
“Dad I wanna be Superman,” his son responded.
Ouch. Hemsworth’s son managed to pull off the ultimate betrayal against his old man by not only naming a different superhero but naming one that is the poster boy for Marvel‘s ultimate comic book rival.
And it also adds some extra pain to the photo of Hemsworth and his son. Initially, you assume that the red cape his son is wearing is a tribute to the cape his dad wears when he is playing Thor. But now that we know that Hemsworth’s son’s superhero preference, it would seem he may be actually be dressing up as Superman instead.
Fortunately, Hemsworth received some comfort from fellow super-thespian Jason Momoa, who commented on the post that his son Wolf “wanted to be Batman.” And Dwayne Johnson had a similar experience where his daughter wanted her entire birthday to be Aquaman-themed. To his credit, Hemsworth seemed to take the entire thing in stride.
“Lucky I have two other kids,” he wrote.