So, now that I have been a mother for 5 years and 3 days, I intended on making a list of 5 or 10 super powers that would help me be a better mom. After looking at the list, I was surprised to find that there was really only 1 “power” that I would REALLY want.
Flying of course came to mind, immediately. Well sure it would be nice to not have to run up and down the stairs every day and would save me tons in gas money but it wasn’t something that I would love to be able to do.
Predicting the future ran through my head next. Although it would come in handy to know that in precisely 12 minutes Reese was going to spill her entire bowl of cereal once again off of the island, or that Lane was going to take off her diaper in a week and wipe it all over her wall in her room; however, I am not prepared to see that one of my 3 children may in fact be a stripper when they grow up. I am just not prepared mentally to know now what happens in the future.
Invisibility…. now that is a super power that seems pretty cool. I can imagine fixing the kids breakfast and sitting on the couch with a cup of coffee each morning. I would click into invisible mode and instantly nobody could ask me to get up and get them something else. I could follow the kids to play dates and spy on how they acted.
If When they start their potty talk, I would smack them upside the head and they wouldn’t know where it came from. When they arrived home later that day and told me about the mysterious thing that had happened, I could simply explain that God was watching and doesn’t like potty talk. They would be so freaked out by that it would certainly stop!
Rapid healing was another superhero power that came to mind and that just made me chuckle. I may already have that power and I don’t even know it. I am too busy healing others in this household to even know if I need healing.
One thing is clear when going down the list. I don’t need Superman, Spiderman, Batman or the Incredible Hulks powers. The powers that I really need are from a show I used to watch when I was younger.
“Out of This World” was a show about a young girl who could stop time by putting her two pointer fingers together. The ability to stop time like “Evie” for even 5 minutes, would make me such a better Mommy.
Just thinking about it gives me more energy and makes me feel like I could win “Mother of the Year” with this wonderful power. My house would be spotless and I would be showered and looking my best every day. I would probably be asked to be on Ellen and obviously the local news. “How do you do it all, and make it look so easy” would most likely be the repeated question. I would just smile and say, “I’m a Mom, that’s just what I do.”