Traditionally, Mom or Dad dresses the little one for school picture day — no ifs, ands or buts about it. Three-year-old Kaylieann Steinbach, however, had a very clear idea of what she wanted to wear for her preschool photo in September . . . and it’s insanely adorable.
In a screenshot uploaded by Reddit user kjaj1213, the caption reads, “My daughter got to pick what she wore for her school pictures. Daddy approves.”
Kaylieann’s dad, Austin Steinbach, told the Huffington Post that Kaylieann has significant hearing loss, and is unable to hear the letter “S.” She calls Superman and Supergirl “Pooterman” and “Pootergirl,” and she harbors a serious love for major superheroes. She even donned a Spider-Man costume at the San Francisco Comic-Con last month.
On the morning of picture day, Kaylieann “walked up, looked over each of her choices, turned and said ‘Pootergirl!’” her dad said. He couldn’t argue with that.
Kaylieann’s teachers take joy in her superhero costumes, which she often wears to class.
“Her school is amazing,” Mr. Steinbach said. “They always love and look forward to ‘the superhero of the day’ or what she’s picked out to wear.”
The reaction from the deaf community has been nothing but encouragement, Mr. Steinbach said.
“I still haven’t been able to get through all the messages of support and kind words people have sent me,” he said. “I could never have imagined how much her picture could have touched so many.”
So what will Kaylieann be for Halloween? She’s currently stuck between Supergirl, the Incredible Hulk and Spider-Man.
“Not sure if I’ll have a decision made or not by then with those hard choices,” Mr. Steinbach said. “Costumes are serious business, especially when candy is involved.” Truer words have never been spoken.
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