Saturday, October 21, 2023

grandma's chuckles - "You Have to Be Brave to Be a Super-Hero"

When my oldest, sweet grandson was four years old he was really into Super Heroes! He LOVED the VeggieTales movie, The League of Incredible Vegetables  and he LOVED his Super Cape. He often "flied" around my house singing, "♫♥♪ Super me is here ♫♥♪ to save the day! ♫♥♪" When he was just four he told me he just pretends to be a Super Hero, but when he grew up he would be a Super Hero for real! Did I mention he had a "super" imagination? (Still does!)

Well, one day he was at my house being "Super" when he came over to me and said, "I'm Super and you can be Super Grandma!" I said, "Okay! My 'super power' will be Super Kisses and Hugs!" He let out a HUGE sigh and said, "Okay, but you HAVE to have a super power for when you fight bad guys, too." I said, "I don't know if I can fight bad guys." to which he replied, "You have to be brave to be a Super Hero."  

At this point I had a very strong feeling of where this conversation was heading, but went ahead and asked him when I had to be brave. He said, "You have to be brave when you are afraid of something, but it is okay because I will be there with you and I will help you!" I was pretty sure what he would say next, but went ahead and asked him; "What do I have to be brave for?" He said, "When you fight giant, robot spiders!!!"

You may not know this, but he did . . . I'm tremendously afraid of spiders - I don't even like to see pictures of them! So of course I said, "Fight giant, robot spiders???? I do not think I can do that!!!!!" To which he said, "You can do it because I will be there with you and I will help you be brave!

Of course I did the only thing I could do . . . I sighed a HUGE sigh and said, "Okay. I'll be brave." What else was I to say? And yes, we went and fought giant, robot spiders! My grandson told me we were successful in our fight with these horrible creatures . . . and he said we were "brave"!!!! 

It was fun at the time when this happened - eleven years ago and it makes me smile all over again today to remember it. What have your grandchildren said/done when they were little which fills your heart with joy to remember today? 

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