Superpowers. They’re a popular topic in my house these days. My 8-year-old is obsessed with superpowers. He changes his mind daily about which one he would choose to have if he could have just one.
I encourage my kids to dream about having superpowers, probably because I also dream of having powers of my own! It’s fun to envision how different life could be if we had superpowers.
I also say, why choose just one? Now that I’m a mom, I would choose several.
Let’s talk about what game changers these superpowers would be, for a parent!
The most useful has to be the power of TELEKINESIS.
Telekinesis is defined as using the mind to influence, manipulate, or move matter or objects.
Think about that for a minute! The ability to move things with your mind. Like your kids’ clothes OFF the floor and into the hamper. Or your kids’ legos off the floor and into a basket before you step on them and hurt your feet. How about just moving the dishes off the dinner table and into the dishwasher? Or even better, I’d use telekinesis to actually move my kids! When they argue, I would lift them up and move them away from each other. The possibilities are endless.
What about the power of SUPER HUMAN SPEED?
When your baby kicks his high chair and is about to fall, if you have super human speed, you can catch him in a split second. Or, your kids’ bus passes by your house without stopping. Sure you could yell, but the driver would never hear you. But with super human speed, you could actually catch up with the bus! Or say you are running 20 minutes late for your kid’s soccer practice. No worries. Super human speed will get you there in 10 minutes! There are some pretty cool uses for super human speed.
How about ATMOKINESIS?
Atmokinesis is the ability to control the weather. Imagine being able to summon a snow day when you need a quiet day at home. Or to be able to stop the snow from coming, so the kids don’t end up with a snow day and drive you crazy. Every parent out there knows what I mean! If not, read about the Snow Day Cabin Fever we experienced. Back to Atmokinesis… it would also be useful when you have a beach day planned and the forecast calls for rain. You would be able to make sure the waves are just right, the sun is shining, and the water is the best temperature at the beach. Ultimately, you could make sure every day would be the perfect day. Not a bad superpower to have.
Another cool superpower would be the ability to FLY.
Flying is the superpower every kid dreams of having. From the moment they watch Wendy & her siblings take off into the night sky with Peter Pan, they are sold. As a parent, I think about h0w cool this superpower would be on long sports days. Why drive, if you could fly? Get from one town to the next much quicker! And to see the world from a bird’s eye view, would also be pretty cool. You could hover over your kids at recess, or at a playdate and make sure they are behaving!