Stephen the Superhero

The boys love superheroes and give much thought to the subject. Today while we were on our nature hike at Saint John’s, Stephen had a chance to be a hero himself.  We hadn’t walked far when I decided the bug spray I had packed along was going to be necessary, so we got to a stopping place and I commenced spraying everyone down. I sprayed Stephen and Gabriel and the top of Sebastian’s head and turned around to spray Isaac. I’m not exactly sure what it was that Stephen said, but it was enough to get my attention and I turned to see the jogging stroller, having apparently been nudged by the rather brisk wind, rapidly rolling down the hill with Gabriel and Sebastian inside. I ran to catch it and simultaneously managed to grab the stroller handle and wrap my arm around a small tree to stop our momentum. Gabriel and Sebastian were unharmed. I have the marks from the tree on my upper arm, but it could have been much worse had Stephen not spoken up as he did. So he has been declared our hero of the day having saved his brothers from likely harm. And the remainder of the trip, the stroller remained tied to my wrist.


About Wendy McCollum

I am a single mom to five wonderful boys. Life is an adventure, with many twists and turns. We live in hope, always, for our great God can redeem all things. There are so many funny and precious moments that slip by too fast. Perhaps here I can save them for when my own memory fails.
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4 Responses to Stephen the Superhero

  1. Granddaddy says:

    So does he have a mask and cape yet? Good job Stephen. And good job supermom as well. 🙂

    • We actually have multiple masks and capes which are worn on a regular basis. I have tried to discourage wearing underwear on top of their pants outside, though I don’t always win on that front.

  2. Carol Wolfe says:

    Wow! So thankful everyone is okay!

  3. Carol Wolfe says:

    …and Mom was a heroin.

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