Why mums have superpowers and a challenge to us all

July 31, 2012

Bits and Pieces, For Mum

I was chatting with a friend this morning, and I’m sure you know where this is going. (Especially if you are a mum, ’cause you’d have your ESP superpower switched on, right?) This topic can become a bit of a recurring theme when busy women, who may be a bit tired, get together and end up comparing, discussing and dissecting the never ending reality of being a mum in a hectic world. It’s certainly reassuring to realise that none of us are dealing with these issues in isolation, so that’s a good thing I’m guessing.

In trying to be many things to many people it’s no wonder that mums really do have superpowers. Maybe capes should be handed out to new mums when discharging from the maternity hospital. Certainly more useful in the long term than a sample bag containing oversized sanitary pads and a tube of nipple cream! Mums, by nature, are expected to have supersonic hearing, enhanced vision as well as the capacity to do 25 million things at once and of course right now. No wonder so many of us are tired and need to STOP just to make some time to look after ourselves.

What are your mum superpowers? What are you truly skilled at?

Here are a few of my very special super talents … do you relate?

  • seeing that the toilet roll needs changing?
  • noticing the dirty dishes piled mile high in the sink?
  • knowing that the washing in the machine needs hanging out?
  • hearing the cat meow that she is hungry?
  • arranging and juggling school drop offs, pick ups, band practice, doctor appointments as well as grocery shopping?
  • knowing what the bank balance is, what bills need to be paid by when and how much is left over until payday?
Although my list above is almost (hmm but not quite ;)) in jest, being multi-skilled is something that we women often take for granted and over-look instead of embracing it as a genuine and worthwhile strength.
I’m throwing out a challenge today. I’m going to make a concerted effort – and challenge you to, also – that when things seem all too bloody hard and the body and mind feels it’s being stretched beyond capacity, instead of getting frustrated and pulling my cranky pants on, I will accept the superpowers that I’ve been blessed with as a busy mum.
How about you, supermums? Who’s with me?

Linking up today with Jess at Diary of a SAHM and her IBOT 
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16 Responses to “Why mums have superpowers and a challenge to us all”

  1. workingwomenaus Says:

    It seems you and I have the same superpowers! We should sew matching capes ;)

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    • Shari Says:

      Ooooh yes to matching capes! That sounds very spiffy!
      It *is* reassuring to know that the theme is universal! x

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  2. Yvette @ DTlilsquirts Says:

    I can cook a silverside perfectly… and have the nack of not doing any housework yet at the same time spending all day doing housework! :) hehe

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    • Shari Says:

      Yummo to the perfect silverside – that’s a true skill and hahahaha at doing housework without getting housework done, I’ve mastered that too ;) x

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  3. Me N my Monkeys Says:

    It seems us mums all have the same or very similar superpowers.
    ;)

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  4. Kelly@ HT and T Says:

    Amen! If we could put even half of the things we pull off at home on a resume my god we’d be qualified for just about anything!

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    • Shari Says:

      Kelly, I reckon we’d be even over-qualified!! Wouldn’t it be super cool if these skills had value on a resume?!! Maybe, one day? x

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  5. Sis Says:

    Yes, we have amazing powers! We even know what’s going on in another room when we can’t see!

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  6. Patchworkcactus Says:

    I do not have a lot of those superpowers, but I can smell a nappy from a mile off and hubster usually swears black and blue that he can’t.

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    • Shari Says:

      I’m hearing you on that one! It’s amazing how a mum’s sense of smell is so much keener than a dad’s, isn’t it!! x

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  7. BossyMummy Says:

    I think all Mum’s have the same superpowers :o)But definitely the one that ONLY Mum’s have is the toilet roll one :o)

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    • Shari Says:

      It’s so true, isn’t it! I remember as a kid being dragged into the bathroom along with my brother to receive a lesson on toilet roll changing hahahaha! Possibly didn’t sink in until I was a mum! x

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  8. jess@diaryofasahm Says:

    I accept this challenge!
    My super powers include the ability to know where silent children are and what they are doing, and definitely shouldn’t be!

    Thanks for linking to IBOT :)

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    • Shari Says:

      Oh yes Jess, silence is not always golden is it?? Especially if felt pens or scissors are involved!!!

      Thanks for hosting IBOT :) – it’s awesome! x

      Reply

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