Have you ever sat back and thought about all the things you do in a day? Being a mom is a 24 hour 365 days of the year job. I do things now as a mom, that my childless self would have never had the energy or stomach for. Here are a few of my Supermom Powers.
1- A stomach of steel. I have been in the childcare field for years, and I could never, ever stand the smell of vomit. If I smelled it I was vomiting too, period. Now I not only can smell it, but also clean it up without adding my own to the mix.
2- Quick reflexes. I can catch pacifiers that go flying from my baby’s mouth, and move fast enough to avoid or block being peed on during changing time. With baby boys you learn to move quick especially during diaper changes and potty training to avoid being peed on.
3- As a mom of a newborn I can hear his screams from miles away, letting me know he is hungry, sleepy or just misses mommy before Daddy calls to ask me when will I be home.
4- Superhuman hearing Being to hear everything; babies crying from the basement without the use of a baby monitor, toddlers talking to themselves when they should be asleep, and that too quiet silence which lets you know your little one is up to no good.
5- All knowing abilities. As a mom you just become so in tuned with your child you know when they are sleeping, when they are naughty or good. You can sense when your child does need to go to the doctor and when they do not.
6. Heal boo boos with a kiss. As your child begins to move and get bigger, they will get a lot of boo boos. As a mom I have the ability to heal most boo boos with a kiss and a Band-Aid. As a mom of boys sometimes boo boos need a trip to the emergency room. If you are a new mom to a boy, you will make this trip, it is inevitable, you have a boy. Luckily I have only had to take our oldest to the emergency room once for stitches and he ended up giving mommy kisses to help her feel better.
7- The ability to do a thousand things at once. When you are a mom your hours are from when the little ones go to bed at night, until before they wake up the next day. During that time you have to feed, clean,play, teach and supervise, which usually gives you little to no time to do things like use the bathroom or shower. As a mom I have the ability to do many things at once, such as feeding myself, baby and fixing dinner at the same time. Or sometimes showering and brushing my teeth at the same time while baby takes a nap.
8- Super Feelings. As a mom I not only have the ability to heal scraps and cuts with my magical kisses, I also have the ability to soothe. comfort and listen to help my little guy feel better. Sometimes all our little people need is a hug and a listening ear. Always take the time to talk to your child and encourage them to share now when they are younger, so when they are older they will share what is happening and how they are feeling.
9- Master of finding everything.
I saw a this and it had me cracking up. It seems like no one can find anything in the house, yet moms can tell you the exact location of what you are looking for without being present. I believe that no one really looks for anything because moms are such great finders.
10- The ability to be everywhere are once. I promise I do so much in the span of 10 minutes I shock myself. I have mastered carrying the baby everywhere while helping the little guy do his homework, listen to my husband talk about his day, while washing clothes and cleaning the kitchen. I have started wearing sneakers in the house because I am running from one place to next, ALL the time.
I love being a mom. Being a mom is the best thing that has happened to me, besides marrying my loving and awesome husband. Being a mom to my two little guys is what makes me a Super Mom! What makes you a super mom? Leave your comments below!