10 Mom Super Powers You Didn’t Know You Possessed | Happy Mother’s Day
Mom, you are a super hero. Maybe it’s because of all of the latest Avengers: Age of Ultron hype or my son’s uncanny ability to walk in the room dressed head to toe in a Spiderman outfit within seconds, but this Mother’s Day I want to applaud all moms with a little fun and a lot of humor. Did you know that you, Mom, have amazing super powers? Well, good thing I’m here today to shed a spotlight on all of the Mom super powers you didn’t know you possessed. So strap on your mask, don your gloves and hike up your spandex as we celebrate everything that makes Moms powerful beasts.
1. Leap piles of laundry in a single bound
Oh yes, this is a power. Those mounds of laundry can be massive and scary. But you, mom have the power of 2 monkeys to scale that mountain. We didn’t take those Zoomba classes for nothing.
2. Ability to melt into the shadows
Especially when it comes down to the last 2 Oreos. Or your stash of chocolate Reese’s. Yes, mom you have the amazing ability to use your ninja-like vanishing skills to steal away to the back of the closet. You have used your tip-toe approach with the meltdown child and the babysitter. You have even successfully locked yourself in the bathroom within minutes of daddy arriving home from work. Two words. Stealth. Mode.
3. Pull out your Mary Poppins bag
The endless depths of your bag is unmatchable, and always practically perfect in every way. Need an emergency meltdown distraction? BAM! You pull out that forgotten light-up toy from the bottom of the bag. When your hangry face is about to turn you into the Hulk? BAM! You find that half smashed protein bar wedged in the corner. When you decide to take that last minute beach trip, BAM! You can produce a 2 sizes too small bathing suit, melted stick of sunscreen and a disintegrating swim diaper. Your bag is your ultimate weapon of mom-ness. There’s no end to the black hole of stuff you carry with you at all times.
Germs beware! This mom can wipe a dried boogery face seconds before stepping into a lunch with friends. Has more power that water alone to tame down bedhead before school picture day. And, it travels everywhere. You cannot hide! Mom, your spit has saved the day on more occasions and embarrassed your kids almost always. Job well done.
5. MacGyver has nothing on you
Did you know his first name is Angus in the show? But yet, I digress. Moms have the super ability to make something from absolutely nothing. I’ve watched you whip up that last minute craft out of a forgotten toilet paper roll. I’ve seen you turn an ordinary car trunk into a diaper changing oasis. Your homemade slip n’ slide is just genius. You mom, are completely resourceful, handling the most difficult situations and terrain with your children.
6. The Momma-Bear Stare
Care Bears? Psshaw! Your Momma-Bear Stare contains one of your most powerful artillery in your mom arsenal. Paralyzing fear and traumatizing childhoods all with a single glance. Kids…you have been warned.
7. Mom ESP
Not sure ESP is the real deal? I just channeled it on my son the other day. You just have to give the head nod to know that he knows exactly what I’m thinking when I caught him trying to bite his sister. Perhaps you’ve used ESP on dad lately for “intervene-or-else” parent backup. The ESP has been so useful in the finish the veggies on your plate days and the send yourself to the corner days. I’m hoping to master the potty training ESP ability by the end of summer. I think I can handle it.
8. The non-answer
Don’t underestimate your power of indifference. I’ve seen you dodge the birds and bees conversation with grace and agility. You have overcome your child’s nagging are we there yet questions with ease. You have successfully overpowered your children’s smarts with your own “Maybe” answer. And let’s not forget the secret weapon “Ask your dad.”
9. Evasive maneuvers
You can steer a grocery cart full of grabby children and overloaded food through a supermarket. You can weave in and out of Disney World tourists in your double wide stroller. And yes, you can even back in park your gigantic minivan. Moms, I have seen you accomplish such feats. There is no obstacle that you cannot clear. There is no child that can weight you down from finishing your task list. You are the Evasive Maneuver Queen.
10. Healing Touch
This is my favorite power of all. Amazing how a brush of the arm can bring a child to ultimate despair. But yet how amazing to watch a single mom kiss turn a child from Hyde back to Jekyll. You are the healer. Your hands can fix all boo-boos. Your hugs can right all wrongs. A mom’s healing touch cannot compare to any other.
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So in case you haven’t gotten the gist of this post by now, Moms, you are amazing. You are a super hero. My super hero. And as we celebrate you this Mother’s Day, do not forget just how amazing and important you are to saving this world.
What mom super power do you possess?
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