Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Super hero parenting...says JC...

"Mom, you and Dad are Heroes!" "Like Super Parents!"
~said by JC last night

I often forget, to our children we are super parents. They see us as big people with unbelievable powers, like making money fly out of ATMs with a touch of a button. Always having a band-aid, or knowing all the right answers… All we're missing are the suits, which would be a scary thought, Mom and Dad in tights… but no capes, because anyone who has ever watched The Incredibles knows, NO capes! Big safety hazard there…

Last night after Dad came home from getting the pizza, he informed JC that his favorite hot dog place was on fire. It seems that my husband was driving, saw smoke and stopped to tell the teenage girls working about it. As most teenage girls would react, without a brain, they had already known, but were still in the building! My husband then went on to tell the story and JC was captivated by Daddy's news. Turns out that the smoke started to turn black and again, my husband urged the girls to evacuate the building and they finally did. Once the fire department arrived, my husband left. JC could not believe it! Dad was a hero and as he put it, "Dad saved those dumb girls lives!"

Then a few weeks ago while JC and I were at the park playing, I was watching all the local teenagers gather around like normal, but noticed a few different groups forming on either side of the playground. We all kept playing, talking with other parents and enjoying the nice cool breeze on a warm day.

A few minutes later as I walked around the park, a huge girl fight was taking place. There were teenage girls on the ground, pounding on each other, pulling hair and surrounding them were all the other kids in a circle, just watching. Mind you this is all in a public park with many kids and parents. They started fighting without worrying about any adults being around! I yelled to the other parents what was going on, told the kids to stay put and as I walked closer yelling to them to break it up, I had dialed 911 on my cell. The kids who were watching took off running and the girls kept at it, on the ground and fists were still swinging. Then I heard, "she stabbed me". The girl who did it took off. Luckily, one of the parents saw what car she had left in. I looked back and one girl was on the ground screaming her hand was numb. The girl actually got stabbed in her hand. I could not believe it, in our home town park, this was happening. In front of all these little kids!

I hung up the phone as the police sirens were getting closer. Another mom and I took the hysterical girl to the bathroom and tried to stop the bleeding and attempted to calm her down. A few minutes later she was taking a nice ride in an ambulance. After speaking with the police, JC looked up at me, hugged me and called me his hero. He spoke about what happened that whole night long.

Last night he remembered the park incident after hearing Dad's story and was excited that he had super parents who were heroes. We explained to JC, it's not about being a hero, but just doing the right thing in life and help others in need.

This morning after pulling out a splinter in JC's toe, he said he wanted to be just like Mommy and Daddy, his heroes. Then he looked up at me and said "Mom, not only are you a super mom, you’re a surgeon too! My toe is all better, you helped someone in need...me!"

So, I sit here reminded that no matter how small or large of an action we do, my son thinks his daddy and I are super parents. Of course only until he tells us he dislikes us for making him pick up his toys that is, but for now, it feels good…

4 comments:

More Than A Single Mom said...

Well damn, thanks for making me cry right before lunch Donut.......

Lost A Sock said...

That was very sweet. I loved your reference to capes and the Incredibles, too. Too cute.

Ann(ie) said...

awwww. I love this post. You are super parents. I'm sure of it!! xo.

New Diva on the Blog said...

Being a superhero to someone, especially your kids, is a tremedous feeling!