Today we went hiking with the family. As was the case, it was cooler outside than we expected. We reached in the sleepover bag of our oldest and found some extra shirts for the girls, but nothing for Lake.
I opened the trunk, and there was his velvet super hero cape. Lake and I looked at each other. I said, "want to wear it." He simply turned around for me to put it on him. It was AWESOME! I love him in that cape. People kept trying to talk to him about it. He simply couldn't be distracted from his duties as a SUPER LAKE. He kept on his way killing spiders and throwing sticks.
But when I knew he was a super hero was when he took a big spill. He tripped, he fell, his knee was bleeding and dirty. He looked up at me with his very brave, very blue eyes and said, "I'm okay mommy," with gritted teeth. I scooped him up. Because no matter how super Lake is, and he's pretty super, I'm still mommy. He snuggled in on my shoulder until we rounded the corner where the waterfall was. Not a tear in his eye, Super Lake was off. But I know I'm his soft place to fall.