I am of the opinion that most mothers are superheroes. Being a mom, I might be a little biased. It's just that I know what women have to go through to become mothers, and it's downright humbling. Labor alone puts us into the "death-defying" category. And then we have this little life in our hands. Moms rescue their children from all sorts of things, from kissing boo boos to hemming a prom dress at the last minute. We do it all without the expectation of gratitude from our progeny. What could be more heroic than that?
I've often imagined having a super mom power. When we are running late, I wish for super speed, like the Flash to make up for time lost looking for the soccer shoe that mysteriously ended up in my briefcase. When it is late, I'm tired and there are still things that need to be done, I wish for super energy, or at least Jean Grey's powers to move things around with my mind. When my son is upset and wants me to pick him up, I wish for super strength, like Superman. When he wants something that is on a shelf that I can't reach, I wish that I could stretch a bit, like Mr. Fantastic. When I feel that my boy is being harassed on the soccer field, I wish for Wolverine's claws to show up, just to encourage better behavior. Lots of little moments, small incidents, when having a particular superpower would be a boon and not a burden.
If I could have an actual super mom power, however, I think I would wish for the ability to occasionally stop everything around me, like Professor X can do. Life seems to be happening so fast, and my son is growing so rapidly that I am sometimes afraid to blink. I would like to be able to just stop...and savor the moments for a bit longer. His first night home. His first steps. His first day of school. Milestones that have slid past as quickly as water moving downstream, and they're around the bend before I know it, the next milestone approaching quickly. I know that I can't keep him from growing up, or myself from growing old, but to be able to halt this mad dash of Time for brief intervals would be enough.
4.) If you could have any super mom power, what would it be?