“Spiderman wouldn’t be known as a superhero if he didn’t have superpowers” Mrs Edna, the Grade4 teacher said.
Almost immediately she spoke, five hands rose to the air. She pointed to Enny, a six-year-old that happened to be among the youngest in her class.
“But Spiderman is a superhero”
“And he has a superpower” Martha chipped in
Mrs Edna walked to the middle of the class. “I know Spiderman is a superhero, and that’s because he has superpowers right?”
She looked at them and they nodded in response while some of the kids stayed starring at her.
“If Spiderman loses all his superpowers will he still be a superhero?”
“No” They all chorused.
“The same applies to you kids, to be an extraordinary kid, you have to have your superpowers.”
“Like Spiderman?” Daniel asked looking at her.
“Yes, like Spiderman”
“so we get to swing on a web, like him?” Amber quickly asked.
“Not exactly dear. You see, Spiderman has his cool superpowers but so does a SuperKid. They are different but also as cool as that of a superhero.”
Mrs Edna paused, and briefly took in their expressions, their curiosity plastered on their faces, urging her to continue.
“Kindness, Truthfulness, Honesty, Gratitude and Bravery are some of the key superpowers a SuperKid should possess.”
“So if I possess all of it will I be a SuperKid?” Jason asked.
“Not just a SuperKid dear, but the greatest superhero of all time.”
“I want to be a SuperKid then.”
“That’s a great decision Ella,” Mrs Edna smiled at her.
And smiled even more as each of her kids kept dropping their own decisions like Ella.