1 Mar

super-momAn expression I hear often, and one at which I am inclined to roll my eyes, is that moms are superheroes. Sure, as a mom it sometimes feels like the effort required to get out of bed in the morning is beyond the abilities of a normal human being. But let’s get real here: that’s how I’ve felt like, every Monday of my life since age 12. I don’t think I deserve the key to the city just for raising a kid, who incidentally, I chose to birth of my own free will.

But every once in a while, I do something that impresses –  dare I say – amazes someone. Something that comes totally naturally to me. And when that happens, I really just have one question. Where’s my cape?

Super sleeper – I can sleep anytime, anywhere, regardless of noise, light, or the presence of other people. Backseat of my parked car? Check. In a field of ultimate Frisbee players? Check. At a crowded bar? Check. On my desk at work? Double check. I have my parents to thank for that, who instead of hiring a sitter to enforce the rigmarole of bedtime, simply took us with them to their parties. I have fond memories of snuggling up in carpeted corners, drifting off to the sounds of the UGA game. Perhaps that’s why football puts me to sleep to this day.

Notary Public – It may not sound that impressive, but consider: I’m the only one in my building. Anytime somebody approaches my desk with an especially pleading look, ten to one the next words out of their mouth will be to ask if I’m really a notary (I think they’re all afraid I’m going to charge them *snort*). No affidavit stands a chance against my trusty batstamp!

Sweet tooth switch – I can’t tell a lie: every tooth in my mouth is a sweet tooth. But maybe that’s what makes me immune to the compulsion to finish rows or bags of snack foods. If I don’t absolutely love something, I just stop eating it. I’ll even stopped eating a chocolate truffle mid-bite if it’s not my favorite thing ever.

I probably have a lot more powers if I really thought about it, but I don’t want to brag.

What are YOUR preternatural abilities?


One Response to “SUPERPOWERS”

  1. adoptionista March 20, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    Ha ha ha…I have the same sweet-tooth/stop-eating-something-not-worth-it quality. It’s a real blessing. 🙂

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