Several years ago, the kids and I were visiting with our neighbors across the street. It was a breezy summer day and everyone was enjoying riding bikes through the puddles of an afternoon rain shower.
Suddenly, the neighbor girl called out from a few yards down the sidewalk, “Help! I need a good hero!” While she had been riding through a puddle, the training wheels had found a high spot and they were keeping her back wheel spinning in a slight depression between them. She was pedaling furiously, with no result. Her bike wouldn’t budge and she didn’t want to step into the puddle.
She needed a good hero.
My son immediately ran down there to rescue her, and ever since that day, we often say, “I need a good hero,” whenever we need a little extra help with something.
We had a good hero again yesterday as we spent my husband’s day off fishing and swimming in a crystal clear spring fed pond. As the girls splashed about enjoying the cool water, my son fished from the dock.
Suddenly, we heard him shout, “Get my slingshot! I see a snake swimming this way!” You have never seen little girls evacuate a watery playground quicker than they did then. The boy took aim at the snake while the girls clapped and squealed from the shore, “We need a good hero!”
A few well aimed rocks sent the snake, which look VERY large from my perspective, swimming to a far shore and the girls resumed their swimming.
Every now and then, all we need is a good hero.