Perfect Moment Monday: My Special Power

September 21, 2009

in Perfect Moment, Reed

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My 6 year-old son Reed got to talking about the Special Powers of some of the people in his life.

  • Uncle Gino has the powers of Wii.
  • Aunt Tami’s is to serve yummy food and drinks like root beer.
  • Tessa’s is to be the “annoyingest sister but the best sister.”
  • Daddy’s is to heal from being a half-dead big boy.

Mine?

“Mama, your Special Power is to always make kids feel happier when they are sad.”

Why did this bring me a perfect moment? Because I see myself as the opposite, more of a “buck up — you really don’t have anything to complain about” kind of mom. Good to know it’s somehow working for me, for him.

Reed thinks his own Special Power involves his skills as a swordsman (swordsboy?) and a warrior. As honed as those skills are, I think his true Special Power is the kindness swirling in his lion heart.
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{ 68 comments… read them below or add one }

luna April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

oh that boy! is just too sweet.
you too. that is totally perfect.

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Baby Smiling In Back Seat April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

I think Reed is the kindest little boy I know.

Making kids un-sad is just one of your many special powers.

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areyoukiddingme April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Maybe you should come visit…my little girl has been telling me that I make her sad (because I tell her NO. Frequently.) and could use someone to cheer her up sometimes. :)

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Sunny April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Oh, that is SO sweet! And, I have absolutely no doubt, true. :)

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Quiet Dreams April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

What an amazing special power you have. The world would be a better place if more people had that one.

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luna April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

oh that boy! is just too sweet.
you too. that is totally perfect.

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Baby Smiling In Back Seat April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

I think Reed is the kindest little boy I know.

Making kids un-sad is just one of your many special powers.

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areyoukiddingme April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Maybe you should come visit…my little girl has been telling me that I make her sad (because I tell her NO. Frequently.) and could use someone to cheer her up sometimes. :)

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Sunny April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Oh, that is SO sweet! And, I have absolutely no doubt, true. :)

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Quiet Dreams April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

What an amazing special power you have. The world would be a better place if more people had that one.

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chicklet April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Was he looking for a cookie? Lying to get that cookie out of the mean mother? ;-)

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Sheri April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Reed definitely has the special power of “swords-boy-ship” and kindness.

Your special power IS your ability to help kids feel happier, but I can think of so many more special powers you hold. I’ve witnessed them all of my life.

A few that come to mind are your writing abilities, the way you teach and explain, and, of course, your sense of humor…to name a few. :)

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April April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

YOu have a wonderful susper power. You have a wondrful son for telling you this!

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lowfatlady April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

His comment about you was so sweet. His comment about his sister made me laugh :)

ICLW

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WiseGuy April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

LOLOL…very touched!

And I remember one of his pics….

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Rose's Daughter April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Oh that is so sweet! And I think “special powers” are bettter when you don’t know you have them!

here from ICLW

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My name is Andy. April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

AAAAWWWWWWWWWWW!

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chicklet April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Was he looking for a cookie? Lying to get that cookie out of the mean mother? ;-)

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Sheri April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Reed definitely has the special power of “swords-boy-ship” and kindness.

Your special power IS your ability to help kids feel happier, but I can think of so many more special powers you hold. I’ve witnessed them all of my life.

A few that come to mind are your writing abilities, the way you teach and explain, and, of course, your sense of humor…to name a few. :)

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April April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

YOu have a wonderful susper power. You have a wondrful son for telling you this!

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lowfatlady April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

His comment about you was so sweet. His comment about his sister made me laugh :)

ICLW

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WiseGuy April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

LOLOL…very touched!

And I remember one of his pics….

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Rose's Daughter April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Oh that is so sweet! And I think “special powers” are bettter when you don’t know you have them!

here from ICLW

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My name is Andy. April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

AAAAWWWWWWWWWWW!

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Sweet Pea April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Awww…that is so special !

~ICLW

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Michelle April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

AWW that is so BEAUTIFUL!!! That is an amazing special power!

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karlindaadoption April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Now that is the kind of special power to have, and it sounds like it’s one he’s learning from you.

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Delenn April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

I love that he understands how much you care. Very thoughtful of him.

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Rain Child April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Very cool special power!!! How very wonderful to have such an insightful child!

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battynurse April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

How sweet.

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Sweet Pea April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Awww…that is so special !

~ICLW

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Michelle April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

AWW that is so BEAUTIFUL!!! That is an amazing special power!

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karlindaadoption April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Now that is the kind of special power to have, and it sounds like it’s one he’s learning from you.

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Delenn April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

I love that he understands how much you care. Very thoughtful of him.

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Rain Child April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Very cool special power!!! How very wonderful to have such an insightful child!

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battynurse April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

How sweet.

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Kim April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

So nice! I too feel like a “rub some dirt in it” mom, good to know my kids might think otherwise!

Today my moment was my two year old running open-armed to his brother coming out into the school yard after school. The boys had a huge embrace and the smile on my two year old was priceless!

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jill April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Wow – that is so touching :)

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Furrow April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Wow, Lori, that is the bestest super power ever.

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Mmmm–I love “kindness swirling in his lionheart.”

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kate April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Heh. That Reed is something else! I love his descriptions of people’s super powers, but his description of yours is just the absolute sweetest thing ever. That’s the kind of thing I hope my future child will think of me, that I can make them feel happier when they are sad.

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Phoebe April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

That is really sweet.

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Lynn April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

That has to be the sweetest thing I’ve heard lately! It’s always a beautiful thing when the little ones in our lives let us know how much we mean to them and let us know they think we’re doing alright in their lives :D

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Kim April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

So nice! I too feel like a “rub some dirt in it” mom, good to know my kids might think otherwise!

Today my moment was my two year old running open-armed to his brother coming out into the school yard after school. The boys had a huge embrace and the smile on my two year old was priceless!

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jill April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Wow – that is so touching :)

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Furrow April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Wow, Lori, that is the bestest super power ever.

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Mmmm–I love “kindness swirling in his lionheart.”

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kate April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Heh. That Reed is something else! I love his descriptions of people’s super powers, but his description of yours is just the absolute sweetest thing ever. That’s the kind of thing I hope my future child will think of me, that I can make them feel happier when they are sad.

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Phoebe April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

That is really sweet.

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Lynn April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

That has to be the sweetest thing I’ve heard lately! It’s always a beautiful thing when the little ones in our lives let us know how much we mean to them and let us know they think we’re doing alright in their lives :D

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theclam April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

I love that he see’s those special powers in everyone – I think that is HIS special power – the ability to see what is special about others. Obviously you’re doing a GREAT job with him. :)

xxx

(ICLW)

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Jamie April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

This post makes me so anxious to meet my son! I hope I can be the same kind of mother to him.

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nancy April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

I really need to start doing this.

And what a wonderful special super power you have. Mine is simply being schnarky.

But I was wondering how your hubby was doing. I know you’ve mentioned him a bit, but how is he really doing? Still pain?

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meepitonparade April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

This made me cry just a little. My mommy has that super-power too.

She’d tickle me and quote some kind of movie and suddenly, I’d be laughing despite myself.

ICLW

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Kristin April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

What an amazing kiddo…and a great superpower for you to have.

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theclam April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

I love that he see’s those special powers in everyone – I think that is HIS special power – the ability to see what is special about others. Obviously you’re doing a GREAT job with him. :)

xxx

(ICLW)

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Jamie April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

This post makes me so anxious to meet my son! I hope I can be the same kind of mother to him.

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nancy April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

I really need to start doing this.

And what a wonderful special super power you have. Mine is simply being schnarky.

But I was wondering how your hubby was doing. I know you’ve mentioned him a bit, but how is he really doing? Still pain?

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meepitonparade April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

This made me cry just a little. My mommy has that super-power too.

She’d tickle me and quote some kind of movie and suddenly, I’d be laughing despite myself.

ICLW

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Kristin April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

What an amazing kiddo…and a great superpower for you to have.

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Wishing 4 One April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Super sweet and see how powerful you are? xoxoxoxoxo

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Kari April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

What a wonderful special power!! That is one you can’t work to have, you’re truly blessed with it!!

ICLW

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Wishing 4 One April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

Super sweet and see how powerful you are? xoxoxoxoxo

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Kari April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

What a wonderful special power!! That is one you can’t work to have, you’re truly blessed with it!!

ICLW

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MrsSpock April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

A magical Mama power indeed…

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MrsSpock April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

A magical Mama power indeed…

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Martha April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

That Magickal Power extends to Friends too in Blogdom and IRL. Kiss your son for me please!

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Martha April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

That Magickal Power extends to Friends too in Blogdom and IRL. Kiss your son for me please!

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