Oh hell. It's ragweed season. I woke up sneezing last Thursday and haven't stopped since. Watery eyes, itchy nose...ick. I always forget this time of year. When we moved to sunny California 4 years ago August - I remember feeling and looking like a junkie in need of a fix for about 6 weeks...it's that time again. We should own stock in Kleenex and Zyrtec. We'd be rolling in dough by now.
Such is the price I pay to live in beautiful sunny Southern California!
The other day - Rachel was talking about how cool it would be if we all had SuperPowers. You know, like the family in the Incredibles?
She says "Mom, if we were a Incredible family and we all had Superpowers..ya know what we'd be?"
Me: "What would we be dolly?"
Rachel: "Well, I'd be super speedy, Emily would be invisible, Daddy would be the squishiest and you'd be sleep."
Sleep? I think to myself for a minute ....does that mean I would be able to put the world to sleep to avert the forces of evil? (Like the fairies in Sleeping Beauty who put the kindgom to sleep until the kiss from one's true love wakens the sleeping princess from her slumber) Or, does that mean I bore people to sleep with my mere presence?
Or, does my child see me as dull. A mom who'd rather sleep than play? Upon further introspection - I'd have to say that at the very least , she was partly correct on all counts. I do love me some good sleeping in. But, I wouldn't consider myself dull and boring. Or am I?
Sleep gives me time to rejuvinate from the day's routine, which in and of itself is dull and boring. I am thoroughly physically and mentally spent by the end of the day (or morning, or afternoon) that a good nap or a good night of sleep is the only thing that feels good. Still, I think it's sad that of all the SuperPowers that she could choose for me - would I want to have the power of sleep under my cape? A mom's SuperPowers should be more protective than sleep inducing. Shouldn't it? So I ask you all - if you could have a SuperPower, what would it be? Take this quiz to find out.
(By the way - I am The Hulk according the quiz...much more formidable than The Bore, don'tcha think?)
I guess I am lucky she didn't think I was squishy. That would have sent right out of my sweat pants and to the nearest Jenny Craig...after a good nap , that is.