If I Were a Super Hero
Look, I am not embarrassed to admit that I have day dreamed that I was a superhero.
I grew up long ago, when Saturday morning cartoons were simple and always included members of the most famous superheroes known to mankind: The Wonder Twins, Wonder Woman, Batman and Robin, Superman. (Do you remember when cartoons were only on Saturday mornings and we didn’t have channels like Nickelodeon that ran 24/7/365 marathons?)
Now as a mother to 4 kids and a wife, I dream of having super powers on a daily basis. (I swap this dream with the ability to transform into Samantha from Bewitched.)
Today, I share with you my top dreams for super powers I wish I had!
1. The ability to see the future. I truly believe if I could see the future, I would be a much better, more relaxed mother today. Imagine, knowing your child was going to fall off the monkey bars a day in advance. Or knowing your child was going to start puking before they went to bed so you could cover the bedding and floors with saran wrap. Oh, the power of foresight….
2. The ability to make people FREEZE! One of the Wonder Twins could instantly turn everything into frozen ice. While I wouldn’t want to turn my family into ice, I would like to be able to temporarily STOP them in their tracks. Imagine the quiet I could create. Imagine the things I could get done. All without feeling guilty that I am not ‘interacting' with my kids enough – because they wouldn't remember. Plus, if my power was really developed, I could likely stop things from happening BEFORE they become major drama.
3. To grow money trees. Okay, so no superhero in the old days had this power, but this would be the ultimate power for a parent. Money may not fix everything, but it sure as heck makes a lot of things much, much easier!
4. To turn back time. YES! Instead of looking at pictures and tearing up like a blubbering fool, I could simply magically recreate those moments in order to remain in constant denial that my kids are growing up and away. How freaking awesome would that be? Imagine getting another chance to hold your newborn, to rock your 5th grader, or to hold your now teenage daughter as a 6 month old while she sleeps on your chest.
5. To mind read. Believe me, while most of the time I am pretty thankful that I don’t know what my kids are thinking, there are moments when I wish I could crawl into their brain and have it all figured out. Geez, kids are confusing, hard to understand creatures.
While there are plenty more powers – such as being able to create a clone of myself, and being able to speed up time so I could get things cleaned faster – those are my TOP 5 coveted super powers.
Sadly, I am a mere mortal hero, and have only been endowed with the super power of motherhood. Which I suppose on some level is more amazing than Wonder Woman's magic lasso and ability to fly. (Okay, so maybe the magic lasso thing that could transform into anything in a sheer second would be cooler than pushing a baby through my vagina.)
What about you? What would be your super power?