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We are all super heroes

“We are all superheroes. You just have to believe in yourself!”

It’s hard to believe but that’s a phrase that came from my 9yo!
(And he was just 8 last week!)
As we finished the last nebulizer treatment for the night, my 9yo grabbed Harry Potter Book 3 and was eager to finish the last two chapters. He paused to ask me how my “book” was coming along and I told him that I haven’t really had the motivation and the drive to dive back into writing the last two chapters. Every day I psyched myself into writing but I just kept failing to do so.

My little guy proceeded and asked me what part of the story am I stucked in and I said, it’s the part when we revealed to him that his Tito Benjie is a super hero.

He did his usual shrug and smile cute-combination and told me that I should just write anything. And that’s when he told me that we all have super powers.

He asked me, “Mom what do you think the greatest super power every person possesses?”

I shook my head and said, “Not sure, sweetie. I didn’t realize everyone has a super power.”

He said in his usual cuteness,
Mom, of course every one has a super power. It’s called LOVE. We all have it. You just have to have an open mind and believe in yourself!“

Needless to say I gave my little guy one big tight hug and a kisses on his cheeks.


On a different note:

I’m on week 6 of my P90x Challenge. (Weeks 5,6, and 7 ) all have the same routine

Day 1 – Chest, Shoulders and Triceps, Ab Ripper X– (plenty of push ups!)
Day 2 - Plyometrics
Day 3 – Biceps and Back, Ab Ripper X
Day 4 – Yoga
Day 5 – Legs and Back, Ab Ripper X
Day 6 – Kenpo
Day 7 – Rest or Stretch.

Last week, I skipped Day 4 because of the snow storm. I shoveled and played out in the snow for 4 hours. So I guess that counts, eh? I felt really bad not having to do the Yoga. It’s a “good” bad because it just proves that I have turned this work-out regimen as part of my routine. It’s like brushing my teeth. I have got to do it every single day!

By Sunday, I was totally beat after hosting a snow birthday playdate for my 9yo.

One amazing thing that happened last week was that I was SORE the day of my work-out. I knew that I pushed my work-outs to a new level because as I was brushing my teeth, I saw the definition in my biceps! I was so pscyhed about it that I ran down to show the boys. It was so cute that they were all so proud of my accomplishment.

Yesterday, I was just not feeling well to start Week 6. So I started week 6 today: Chest, shoulders and bi-ceps. I pushed it as much as I can but I didn’t feel the “burn”. Maybe tomorrow?

One thing I will always remember this week: Believe in yourself!


  1. You don't need me to tell you this, but you have got one bright, perceptive, and amazing child!!

    And way to go on the P90X Challenge!!!! Very impressive.

  2. Your son is one smart cookie. I love the thoughts he shares.

  3. @Christine and @Pam, I do love hearing the wisdom from my little "Tim Robbins". Every day he finds ways to make me smile and pause and jump with joy!
    And he loves to share his thoughts with me - that's the best thing ever for me to have time and patience to listen to my little guy!
    (Cherishing the moment because before I know it, he'll be all grown-up like his 3 older siblings!)
    Thanks :)

  4. What a reminder!!! kids say the most up lifting things at the time we most need it.

  5. Sounds like you've got one wise 9yr old!

  6. Josh is wise beyond his years. We can all pause and reflect on his words. Tell him we love him dearly! Grandma and Grandpa


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