The Normal Course of a Parent, by Ambar Enid Rivera (aka River Glorious).
When you have a kid, you are Smart, Intelligent and a Superhero or
Superheroine. This is a wonderful phase where you can even put straws up
your nose and will receive laughter, applause, and a "Do it again, do
it again!" You also have Super Powers to morph into creatures, real
and/or mythical. This is in order to chase them around the house and
catch them. By the way, you also know everything.
When they become teenagers, something happens: You become stupid and
ignorant and old-fashioned. This is also the phase where they are
embarrassed by the fact that they have parents.
Once they hit their twenties and are off into the Real World, you become
Smart again. And they even sometimes will ask for your advice. Don't
expect them to admit it until they have their own children.
Unfortunately, your identity as a Super Hero does not re-emerge until you have grandchildren.
And that's the Way It Is. :)