Last week we were driving to the swimming pool with cousins in the car. Big cousin, Spencer, asked, "Aunt Mel if you could have any super power what would it be." I thought about it for awhile. I knew I would not want a super power that would hurt anyone. I finally said, "I would want to know if people were telling the truth or not." Ari chimed in, "I would want to heal people. You know help them, make them better, feed them. " Now why didn't I think of that.
As a parent I am constantly seeing signs that our kids are growing up. As a homeschool mama I spend more than enough time worrying about them learning enough. Last night, Ari and I were driving in the car. All of a sudden Ari said, "Look mom, the magic soup store." I looked up to see the sign for Rite-Aid. The sign said, "Rite-Aid Pharamacy" and then next to it was a picture of a mortar and pestle with stars in the mortar. Of course, when you are six it looks like a big magic soup bowl filled with stars and with a spoon at the ready. That is when it occured to me. Someday, not to far from now, she is going to look at that same sign and sound out the words and that little bit of magic will be gone forever.