Parents are superhero’s.
Growing up every kid sees their mom and dad as these amazingly, awesome people who never let bad things happen, made everything all better and never, ever got sick.
Then we grew up and realized that our parents weren’t these God-like immortals but are in fact human.
I always saw my mom as this amazing person who made everything all better for me. If anything bad came along, she made it go away. She took care of me when I was sick and never got sick herself.
If my mom dressed the way I always saw her, she would have run around in a pair of leotards and a cape. My mom was a superhero.
Now I have kids. I’m expected to be that cape claded superhero. I must prevent bad things and have cookies at hand.
We’re not superheros though. We’re human. Nothing but mere mortals. The bad things that don’t happen, do, we just tend to protect our children from them.
To a child their parent is invincible. They can do no wrong and right all the evils of this world. They look to their parents for guidance, approval and direction in life. To them, we are their superheros.
A parent is given the great responsibility of raising their children. We are to guide them in the right direction in life, to love them and to ready them for the world. You don’t have to be the typical caped crusader to be a superhero to your child. So stop looking up capes and spandex clothing. What you need is your brain and compassion.
If you steer your children in the way of truth and justice, you’ve done your job. Remember you can’t make the decisions for them, but you can help keep them informed so that they do make the right ones.
While your children may see you as the masked wonder who saves the day, you know that by helping them develop into productive people, perhaps you are saving the day.
Oh, and it is okay to get sick. Even superheros get the sniffles.
If you want the mask and cape you can buy it. I’m thinking about it. I’ll be…SuperMom…provider of cookies and milk, booboo healer and cook.