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06/19/2013 09:37 am ET

How Being A Parent Is Like Being A Superhero

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You don't need to tell us twice that parenting requires bravery, resourcefulness, moral strength and a superhuman sense of humor. But in case you need convincing, here are 11 ways moms and dads are like superheroes, courtesy of Let Me Start By Saying blogger Kim Bongiorno. (If you prefer to think of yourself as a rock star, she's got you covered there, too.)

how being a parent is like being a superhero

Of course, it cuts both ways. Sometimes superheroes -- or at least the ones in Parisian artist Andry "Shango" Rajoelina's imagination --also need to perform mundane tasks like taking their kids to school:

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