I’ve always thought I was a superhero of some kind with some powers not yet identified. As a kid, my imagination would get the best of me sometimes, but as I get older, reality has had a way of creeping in and I often feel “risk-averse” or a heightened sense of human limits.
And as a mother, I am definitely torn between wanting my children to soar and be fearless and then wanting to keep them safe from harm. It’s an interesting balance and I don’t want them to lose their sense of wonder nor do I want to lose my own. It now takes effort. And it is in the little things…..the other day, my daughter was told she could pick out a pumpkin and she truly believed she could pick this one up to take home. I was proud of myself for letting her try. She ended up picking out another, but ONLY because she liked it better!