Wego Health Day 3, Superpower Day

I don’t want to be a superwoman. I cringe at the cliche term “supermom” because I think it does moms everywhere a disservice. I think it makes us feel like we should have all the balls in the air and be able to keep them there. If I had a superpower it would be to sleep soundly like Snow White. To lie down in the middle of the day and erase all the to-do’s from my head (for those of you who saw the movie, ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It” you know what I’m talking about.) I don’t want tips about keeping a list by the side of my bed so when I wake up in the middle of the night, and I am plagued by all the things I need to remember (pick up dry cleaning, wash baseball pants, get more milk, send in cupcakes to school, email so-and-so etc.etc.), I can write them down. I want to sleep, not write. I want Snow White’s spell induced sleep, the sleep of days, weeks, months and years….or even just the straight, eight hour, sleep through the night with no low or high blood sugars, no children in my bed kind of sleep. Bring it on.

In response to the Wego Health Activist Writing Challenge day 3: Superpower Day. If you had a superpower – what would it be? How would you use it?

One thought on “Wego Health Day 3, Superpower Day

  1. I can’t remember where I’ve heard this, or even if I came up with it after hearing something else… Anyways; I was watching a show called “Crash Test mommy” where mom’s biggest critic takes her place for the weekend. And something was said along the lines of “There is no supermom, only super-kids” and I thought to myself how accurate that is.

    When my son decides that today is a “hell-no-I’m-not-listening-to-you-for-the-whole-day” day, I can’t get anything done. When he’s being extra nice, for a 14 months old, I can achieve everything on my list and that’s when I feel like a supermom. But I know that if my son would not help me out, I would be in no way “super.

    So I’m happy with being “just-a-mom”!

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