When you're little mom and dad are superhero
can fix everything, mom
makes all your boo boo
s go away with a kiss. They both seem to know the answer to all your questions. In fact, when they don't know it's scary; who does know if mom or dad don't? They're both world class chef
s and every meal is a delight
. They know the best jokes
. They're the strongest
people ever anywhere, and you're related. They'll tell you story's for hours if you'll listen. They're never afraid
of anything. They're invincible
. They even can see the future sometimes: they know what'll happen by the end of the movie or show.
Then you get big
. What do mom and dad know? They don't understand. They're not so smart. They don't know your boyfriend the way you do; they just don't understand
. They don't know how hard school is, or how it doesn't really matter anyway
. They don't know how direly important it is for you to be at THE party or dance. You forget about that special time.
But at least for a while, you have a coule superheros in your life. At least for a while, mom and dad are superheros. You'll eventually realize that they're people
, like yourself. But only after they get to be superheros and no-knowthings.