My 10 Parenting Super Powers

Before I became a parent, I was just a regular person.

Now, although I look like a regular person on the outside, I have a few parenting super powers tucked away for when I need them.

And, if you’re a parent, I’m guessing you have most of these super powers too:

  • #1: I can unfold a stroller with one hand

    #1: I can unfold a stroller with one hand

    And a baby in the other arm, with a purse on my shoulder.

  • #2: I can conjure a snack or toy from my purse

    #2: I can conjure a snack or toy from my purse

    Even if that “toy” is actually an empty mint container.

  • #3: I can go from sound asleep to completely alert with one baby cry

    #3: I can go from sound asleep to completely alert with one baby cry

    I wouldn’t say this is necessarily a superpower I WANT, but I’ll take what I can get.

  • #4: I can change a bite of ordinary food into an airplane

    #4: I can change a bite of ordinary food into an airplane

    Or a train or a bird or a dragon

  • #5: I Can Read a Book with My Eyes Closed

    #5: I Can Read a Book with My Eyes Closed

    After a few reads of Goodnight Moon, I don’t need to actually see the words to recite the entire thing.

  • #6: I can find a pacifier anywhere

    #6: I can find a pacifier anywhere

    In the dark, in the crevices of a carseat, tangled in a blanket, or tossed under the couch.

  • #7: Those carseat buckles? No problem

    #7: Those carseat buckles? No problem

    I don’t even think about this superpower until I see someone who doesn’t do it 10 times a day fiddling around with it endlessly. I can have that baby in and out in 5 seconds flat.

  • #8: I can chase all the monsters out from under the bed

    #8: I can chase all the monsters out from under the bed

    Monsters have nothing on mamas.

  • #9: I know what those different cries mean

    #9: I know what those different cries mean

    (This one meant “I desperately need a nap and vacation is killing me.”)

  • #10: I Understand Babbling

    #10: I Understand Babbling

    When other children speak, I have no idea what they are saying. But my own child? Of course I know they want a banana or to ride their bikes!

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