Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Hero Complex

Me & the kids played superheroes at the park tonight. It's this really creative & educationally stimulating (aka: just made it up) game in which we are all superheroes and we "fly" around the park until, we hear "HELP!" from some tiny creature in the distance. Usually its a baby duck (aka: a fluffy dandelion head) at the top of the hill, or a baby squirrel (aka: a pile of grass clippings) that needs immediate assistance. So we all "fly" to the rescue! Eg:

Me: Quick Superheroes, each of you take a baby duck and use your "Super-Eyesight" to put it on the bench so that its mommy can find it!

*run amok in 3 different directions, none of them towards the park bench*

At one point our fluffy baby bunny developed hyperactivity disorder. Just as they would come to pet it, it would get away, and they would all scream and chase it. I would catch it and then the scenario would repeat itself. Its amazing how many times we did this, considering the fact that the rabbit was, by all apparent indications, invisible.

We had to rescue a baby bird but first we had to use our "Super-Thinking" find the biggest tree. This was fun because it was Nicky who correctly identified the "biggest tree". The other two were fooled by the closer trees, thinking they were bigger, but Nicky saw the tree on the South end of the park and he knew right away that it was the biggest, in spite of the perspective. He is really good with details like that! We then all "climbed" the tree (oh my back!) and rescued the 'baby bird', though I am sure Joey put his in his pocket for a pet...

I finally got the kids to leave by telling them we could use our "Super-Hearing" to listen to a 'secret underground river' on the way home. We stopped by the storm drain, were very quiet, and sure enough, we heard the rush of water from the recent rains. You should have seen their faces when they realized I wasn't *bullshitting them!(*well, technically I wasn't...)

So when my hubby came home from work tonight, they bombarded him at the door with stories of "Super-Powers" and "Underground Rivers", etc etc. He was reeling with confusion and surprise as they swarmed him. It was totally cute. Nicky proudly thumped his chest and said "I'm a Superhero Mommy!"

It was so nice.

It soothes the soul.

And yes, I'm tired and sore.

But so very happy.



At 3:15 AM , Blogger Motherkitty said...

What a great mommy you are. No wonder everybody loves you so much.

At 1:29 PM , Blogger Mildanka said...

I always knew that you were "Mrs. Incredible"!! It must be so great to have all of your kids at a point and age where they get to play together and with you in such fun ways!

At 5:13 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

awww, I wish my mommy would have played games like that with me! There's nothing better than using your imagination.

At 9:57 PM , Blogger jellyhead said...

You are such a coooool mom. While you're busy being happy, don't forget to also be PROUD!

I loved this post :)

At 7:04 PM , Blogger Alipurr said...

Good job, Mommy! Sounds like a perfect day at the park. That will be one of those days that your children will stories about and keep telling them long after they have grown up

At 9:36 PM , Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

You are such a good mommy Franny...I love how you play with the kids. You've got what it takes kiddo.


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