Oh I didn't have to want my parents were my heroes & to this day they still are.
Not much into fantasy?
I don't remember ever wanting my parents to be superheroes.
I think it was also the same time it dawned on me there was no Santa...I was about 4....
Much later, I realized my parents were not cool.
It took some time past puberty to realize they were, at least, trying.
My dad was my hero. My mom and i butted heads till i was well into my twenties. By then i was able to understand why she is who she is.
I began to understand my parents were only human in my early teens.乂ᵒ_ᵒ乂
I liked my mom and dad just as they were never wished they were super heroes.