Nobody lives a perfect life. Inevitably, we will all face heartbreak, rejection, or failure. As we grow into adults, we begin to understand and accept the fact that the universe does not always bend to our will. However, once we become parents, we suddenly feel the urge to change that reality for our children.
Today I had a very hard realization. My mommy super powers, the tools I have used to banish monsters under the bed, thwart toddlers before they painted their whole rooms with diaper cream, or prevent a child's head from being used as a torpedo, are becoming much less powerful now that my kids are 16, 13, and 10.