My superpower is lightning reflexes.
You think I'm kidding...
One day, in the dentist office, I was doing the normal Mommy thing. You know, one kid on my hip and my right hand filling out paperwork. Out of the corner of my eye, I watched. You see, a beautiful LARGE vase was on the counter, way too near my little one's reach...
As I'd guessed, that vase was temping my little one. He pulled on the flowers and the vase fell. With lightning speed I reached out and caught the vase, just before it could be pulled completely off the counter. Luckily, it was fake and glued together. No damage, no foul.
The receptionist was clearly impressed with my superpower. "Wow! How'd you do that?"
I didn't tell her. SuperMoms don't give away their secrets.
Later, I met another mom with superpower reflexes.
She and I were sitting opposite each other at a picnic table with a pile of papers between us.
A gust of wind tried to grab our papers, but the other mom and I snatched them out of the evil wind's grasp.
I looked at the other SuperMom and smiled knowingly.
I didn't need to tell her my secret, because we had the same superpower.
But I'll tell you.
The Secret to My Powers
Most things will give warning before they fall or crash. Kids especially. An object will tip, or will rock before it actually falls, but to know what a kid will do, watch his hands and his eyes. That's all you need to know.
I can't give everything away, now, can I?
Everyone has a secret identity
Look around. Everyone you see has a superpower. That mail carrier has super endurance. Think of all the mail and packages she has to deliver, no matter how hot or cold it is outside. The crazy driver on the freeway has super weaving ability. How else could he cut off all those people without causing an accident (yet)? Superpowers are everywhere.
You just have to know how to look.
So tell me: What's YOUR superpower?
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)