The other night, I was at a meeting. The speaker started out by suggested that we could all use a Super Power. She related to us the idea that if she just had super speed, she would be a much better mother. Then, she presented the thought that the scriptures give us power--even a super power. She went on about the value of the scriptures, but all I heard was the Charlie Brown adult's wah, wah, wah, wah, wah, wah.
I couldn't get past the Super Power thing.
Now, I've played that game in the car on our long road trips before: If you could choose one Super Power, what would it be? I usually pick flying because, well, that would be cool. And I don't think you can count my massive weight fluctuations during and after pregnancy or my fabulously productive mammary glands as super powers. When you put the whole Mom spin on super powers, it gains new momentum.
What a mom could do if she had extra arms pop out as needed. Or really stretchy arms to pin down one child who is drawing all over herself with Sharpie while still helping another blow her nose. I know I could certainly use those famous eyes in the back of my head. I would like powers of hypnosis at bedtime or chore time. There are many days when I would be delighted if my children responded with a wooden, "Yes, mother. I will obey you." I really want Mary Poppin's snap that gets the house clean--and in such a fun way! Or Nanny McPhee's Cane could certainly come in handy.
I apologize for not paying attention to your presentation, Madam Speaker Lady, but, I mean, really. When one's mind is presented with such possibilities, it is quite impossible to listen to another word spoken.
What super power would you like?