At the risk of divulging government secrets or causing national panic, I'm coming clean.
They have since disappeared, but I guess I had some pretty cool super powers when I was little. At least that's what I confessed to my mom one day.
My mom was innocently sitting in her office (probably sewing yet another hole I made in one of my shirts), when I came barging in, brimming with enthusiasm.
"Mom!" I said. "I have to tell you something."
My mom, who never knew what was going to come out of her youngest child's mouth, politely replied, "Oh really? What is it?"
In my most somber tones, I said, "I really think I have the eyes of a hawk and the speed of a puma."
Now, for those of you who never saw Bravestarr, the previous statement is probably baffling to you (as it was to my mother).
It was some TV show in which the hero could call on specific powers when needed (eyes of a hawk, speed of a puma, strength of a bear and ears of a wolf).
I honestly don't remember this show and have no memory of ever watching it.
However, in an effort to claim my lost childhood, I sat down one morning with my daughter and found a couple episodes on YouTube.
Now I know why I only remembered his super powers and forgot the rest of the show. It was awful!
The tragic end of this story came when my daughter didn't want me to turn it off.
There's a lesson in here somewhere about apples and trees and how one doesn't fall far from the other, but I'm drawing an intentional blank.