Monday, April 21, 2008

SUPERMOM!

I saw the funniest maternity shirt today..... don't worry, I wasn't LOOKING for a maternity shirt.... just happened to come across it on the web. It said "I Grow People.... What's Your Superpower?". I thought this was so funny and it got me to thinking, "What's My Superpower?"

So, here's a SHORT list of superpowers that I think this "Supermom" holds. Not to brag, but to remind us of the little things we are able to accomplish on a daily basis.

1. I can make 3 plates at a buffet with more ease and agility than most of the "gray hairs" in front of me

2. My heat seeking abilities can "feel" a fever across the room

3. My super telepathic powers allow me to detect kid vomit before it happens..... usually

4. I can pump breastmilk and drive ( I don't know why this is "super", just thought it was a multitasking feat)

5. My super olfactory system allows me to smell a poopy diaper from 2 rooms away--this also works with any other kind of mess (ie., poop in the floor or bathtub, a puddle of syrup on the kitchen floor, toothpaste smeared all over the bathroom rug, etc.)

6. My super strength allows me to eat, drive, work, cook, clean.... all while holding a 30 pound child.

7. My super analytical skills allow me to figure how to split meals at restaurants to save the most money, allow everyone to get what they like, and still have a doggy bag to take home for tomorrow and.....

8. allow me to make a semi healthy meal from less than 4 unrelated items in the pantry.

Like I said, this is not to brag...... post one of your superpowers! It has empowered me to finish the day with confidence and fortitude....... good thing I don't have to wear a leotard.......

5 comments:

KrisPT said...

Dang...I really wanted to see that leotard! Not sure what my super power is...maybe the ability to tick off a friend from 15 miles away with only a text message :-). Or perhaps it is my ability to treat two patients simultaneously while also commenting on a blog about super powers...thank God for students!

Kari said...

Lets see is being able to: juggle 2 children going in two different directions, a superpower?? Whether it be soccer games at the same time on opposite sides of the soccer park..to different birthday parties they have been invited to that happen to be the same day and time..to one wanting mommy to play football with him while the other wants mommy to swing with her (now that one is fun to watch...just imagine throwing and catching a football while swinging!!)

Thanks for making me stop and think about all the superpowers that us mothers have..it helps me make it through the day!!

Amanda said...

This is pretty stinkin' funny! I especially can relate to the buffet line and just last night exercised my powers to detect vomit just before it happened...in my sleep! I will add my telepathic abilities. With just a glance of my eyes, I can make my kids stop what they are doing and sit their bottom in a chair. It has taken a lot of practice, but I've gotten pretty good at it lately!

The Andersons said...

You must see if you can teach me the "eye" power.... do you think it's transferrable? And, yes, I've had the vomit detecting powers in my sleep, too. If only my body would react just a bit quicker....

Steph

The Beaver Bunch said...

Love this post! I might just steal your idea! I think the vomit detection one is implanted in the hospital, shortly after childbirth. I often get what my husband calls, "Mom aches." I will begin to not feel well, then miraculously feel better, only to find that my kids feel bad in the exact same way. (That was really confusing.) Anyway, I totally get it.