Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Powers Like A Super Hero

Thanks to Disney's Choo Choo Soul, for the past two days we've been singing: "Vegetables they, they give me super powers. Vegetables they give me powers like a super hero."

(My apologies to those of you who will now be singing that to yourselves for the next two days.)

Amelia was singing the song the other night at supper, and that led me to ask: If you could have any super hero power, what would it be?

Amelia said she'd like the power to turn into a princess and live in a castle. Jeff informed her that she already is a princess and she does live in a castle.

Jeff said he'd like the power to sleep. Perhaps he means to sleep through the night despite crying children? (I hope not! That would leave me on the hook!) Or, perhaps he means the power to sleep because everyone was sleeping? That I could get behind.

I said I'd like the power to be in more than one place at once. That could also take care of the sleep problem, come to think about it. It would let me take the triplets to the park and turn them loose. And I know it would come in handy down the road when we have too many after school events or parent-teacher conferences happening in different places at the same time.

Some other great super powers for moms:

* X-ray vision - to see who really pushed whom through the walls.
* Lightning speed - because, seriously, who can keep up otherwise?
* Rubber arms - to grab kids from across the room, yard or block.
* Ability to freeze motion - think of all the accidents you could prevent!

On the other hand, there are some bad super powers if you're a mom:

* Super-sonic hearing - c'mon, regular hearing is bad enough.
* Super smell - Huggies. Enough said.
* Ability to blow things up - unless it also came with enormous self control!

So how about you? If you could have any super hero power, what would it be?


Beth said...

I would like to be able to cast the Full Body Bind curse from Harry Potter. This would make the decision about who gets strapped in the car first less challenging.

elizabeth.mallers said...

Now I have that song in my head. This weekend John and I both kept singing it. We couldn't get it out of our heads.

Emily said...

I would love the ability to control the earth's thermostat (am I overreaching?), so I could turn up the temperature so the kids could play outside even in the dead of winter. Or I guess we could move to Florida. But that's about as likely as me developing the ability to control the earth's thermostat.

Aunt Mary said...

What I have realized as a mom is that I have way more super powers then I did before I was a mom. The ability to know if your child washed their hands after going potty, or if they brushed their teeth, made their beds or changed their underwear. When I catch these things my boys look at me as if I have a super power! Now there are powers that would be greater and more glamorous but just having them think mom has a power they don't is pretty cool!