What we have suspected all along is true—mothers are superheroes. Some of our powers include: eyes in the back of our heads—being able to sense what our children are up to even when we can’t physically see them, ultrasonic hearing—hearing them utter a choice word from four rooms away, and a sixth sense—knowing in advance that they should take a coat along because the weather is going to turn cold. Although I possess all these motherhood super powers, there are days when all I wish for is the Cloak of Invisibility, so I can go to the “loo” without someone banging on the door.
That said, I think that perhaps our biggest superhero moments come from how we deal with the day-to-day calamities—I’ve certainly had my share this summer—and learning from our non-superhero moments, which I’ve also had. My short list is below!
Okay, let’s start with the good first!
The list of being a mere human mother is way longer, but my best Non-Superhero moment is below.
Winning non-superhero moment:
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