Tools of a Super Hero Family – #FamilyForward

Tools of a Superhero Family - Family Forward Conference

Our family is going to the Family Forward Orlando Adventure hosted by Mom it Forward. This is THE trip I’ve been waiting for.

Okay, he's been waiting for it too...

Okay, he’s been waiting for it too…

The whole family (including Daddy!) is going. We’re staying at the Lowes Portofino Bay Hotel and visiting Universal Studios. The theme for the weekend is becoming a Super Hero Family.

This is my family written post on the ways to become a Super Hero Family.

Creativity & Laughter – If it’s seeing the Willy Wonka movie in a carton of milk your child spilled, you have let it go. It’s hard to be angry at that creative view, even if it was a brand new carton.

creativity

Flexibility & Speed – Being part of a family is all about being flexible. The 6 year old added being “fast” and I think both of these are key.  I mean, have you ever lived with a 2 year old? It’s amazing what they can do with their bodies in a few seconds.

flexibity

Intelligence & Daring – Smart thinking is a key part of any superhero’s kit. It can help you get out of any sticky situation. Along with taking (calculated) risks, you can get the greatest rewards. Our marriage was based on a huge risk because we didn’t live in the same state when we dated. 10 years later, it’s the best risk we took.

smart daring

10 years later

Teamwork & Compassion – Every SuperHero needs a sidekick; families have them built in. And you need the ability to look out for the little guys.

sidekick

little guy

There are tons more that I could include but I see the real key to being a super hero family as just being. It’s the love, the good, the bad, it’s living day-in and day-out. I’m looking forward to next week when my family is putting these in action ourselves.

Comments

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    Haha, I Have told my oldest about the automatic sidekick thing before. It’s a great way to look at younger siblings!

  2. says

    A chocolate river, Oh My goodness! Sometimes we have to have the patience of a super hero! I’m sure you and your family will have a wonderful time.

  3. says

    What an inspiring post. I love how you define a super hero family. We are all super each and every day. We just have to look for the ways. I can’t wait to connect with you next week at #familyforward

  4. says

    I cannot wait to meet your whole family. What fun pics! I feel like I know everyone already.

    My favorite part of your post is the very end… where you write about “Just Being.” It’s so true that it’s in those moments, we make the most meaningful memories.

    xoxo

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