Supergirl, She-Ra and Wonder woman(Heroes)
Heroes. What is so great about Supergirl, She-Ra and Wonder woman? Other than they are all women which automatically makes them great. They are superheroes. Having super powers is what made them great. Lightening fast, super strength and a sword. Seriously! They really were great. I loved watching all they did. It made me feel powerful.
I think maybe that’s why so many of us like to watch the action-packed super movies today. It gives us a glimpse of being powerful. Ahhhhh. To be superhuman. How many of us actually do anything superhuman or act the heroes these days though. If we look at the news we can see all that really isn’t being done towards superhuman power.
Which is why I rarely watch the news. At one point I thought I was going to watch it and pray for everyone. I think I spent a majority of the time crying over all the bad stuff and decided not to do that again. It still needs prayer but I’m thinking not like that. There has got to be some other way to be superhuman. To be someone’s hero.
Us girls though, most of us are already someone’s hero. Sometimes we don’t realize how much. My hubby is always calling me wonder woman. Unfortunately, he manages to say it when I’m so not feeling like wonder woman. Which usually ends with me being all offended. But let’s get real, we really are superhuman.
Let’s go into the many hats we wear on a regular basis. We have our wives, mother’s, and daughters. Then there are the other hats we wear. Cook’s, maid, nurse, caregiver’s, babysitter’s, teachers. I’m sure there are even more than this. Basics though, right.
First thing’s first. Many of us are wives. Boy, what a job that is. I realize not all men are the same and that women have their issues too. But my experience is that they all have some qualities that differentiate them from us ladies. I’m not gonna go into those for the sake of my reader’s. As a lady, I definitely notice them.
Being a wife can be a job all to itself though. We cook for them and clean for them. Have the babies for them. I think we should get special notice for that. (Mother’s Day) Seriously. Being a wife can be a job. Relationships take work though. Most of the time, we do all that cause we love them. Sometimes we do that because it’s ingrained in us by culture.
Either way what we do is important
Then there is the mother hat. We wear this one well. When we are a mother and a wife, we have our work cut out for us. Our time to ourselves becomes very limited. In some cases that become a thing of the past. I can’t even go escape to the bathroom when I need to. My little one follows me there too!
Again. We feed them, hug them, nurse them and often times stay up all night for them. We care for them and show our love in these actions. Helping with homework during school or for some in the morning before leaving to go to the day job. I worry about my little ones. Too much, that’s for sure. But it shows my love.
We are daughters too. Many of us grew up without our father’s in our lives. It doesn’t make them any less our father’s though. For example, I have my dad who was my step-father growing up. Then I also have my father’s who I was estranged from for twenty plus years. There’s a whole story behind that but to me, they are both my father’s. Unfortunately, neither of them was able to stick around for the long haul.
The same goes for mothers. As a mother, I now do the best I can for my babies. It wasn’t always this way. Due to my own upbringing, I had no idea how to be a mother. So when I had my first baby I was really bad at it. We will both pay for the rest of our lives for some of the actions I took. I choose to work on better habits now.
So. As mother, wife, daughter we also wear all those other hats I mentioned above. Cook’s, Maid’s, nurses, teachers and more. Now, what happens when we add in other hats. Here’s a big one. A worker, businesswoman, entrepreneur. Can we say overloaded? Many of us these days have to wear these hats as well.
This leads often to unfulfillment in one area or another. Our children are being raised in daycare and are learning their values instead of our own. I’m not saying their values are not good in general. But for some of us, we want them to learn very specific things. We work and we have to be on time. Our work provides inflexible schedules. Which if you have kids, you already know flexibility is a must.
Children don’t get to see mom or dad and begin to act out. Parent’s don’t have time or energy to parent. They run out of ideas. Many parts of parenting take time and patience to implement change. To find what works. Kids are being taken away for stupid stuff instead of serious stuff. And now the police are responsible for our kids. But we had to go to work!
Our spouses are feeling the void of their wives. Dinner is late or kinda just thrown together. Or if we are really tired, you end up with take-out… again. Unhealthy. When people ask the question”what happened to a good home cooked meals”. This is what happened. The women had to go to work to help pay the bills and the home life jobs are being neglected to make sure the rent and utilities are paid.
This is where the superhuman part comes in. A lot of parents overcome these circumstances every day. They find a way to make it work. To be a parent, to cook, to clean, help with homework and play with our kids and spouses. Those are the superheroes. The wonder women of today. Who wear so many hats and still find time to make home life work.
My hat is off to those women. I know my hubby calls me this and I am thankful. I haven’t been feeling it lately. Since having my third child I’ve had some hormone issues that I have been fighting. Some energy issues that have not been working the way I think they should. I have been tired and often times sick. But he calls me wonder woman because there are times that I was able to be someone’s hero with one of the many hats I wear. So for today, I am thankful.
Each of us has a wonder woman inside of us waiting to come out. I hope your able to take time today to notice if you yourself or someone else is being a superhero today. Tell them. Maybe they might not be feeling it. Or, It might be just the thing to bring them to life that day.