These are letters to Jack, my son, and my daughter, Audrey. You have given me the gift of motherhood. This is just a little gift back. I want to share my experiences with you of your childhood from my perspective of watching you grow - of being your Mom.
Monday, April 03, 2006
Behold me – I am SuperMom!!
Have you ever met SuperMom? Well, let me be the one to introduce her to you! See that lady with the laundry in the washer, the dishes in the dishwasher, child fed and off to spend the day with his grandmother, 2 dogs and four cats fed and resting comfortably in their respective beds, writing in her child’s blog thoughts for posterity while working and replying to business emails, keeping a grocery list and taking notes on chapters for class while gathering supporting articles for a paper that is coming due this week? Still don’t see her? She’s the one with her chest puffed out in pride with that red flowing cape streaming from around her neck! Oh…. HER!!!
Who is that woman? Why – she is ME! (do you think the cape matches my pants or is it a little over the top….?)
How does a normal person make a jump from normalcy into this Super mode, you might ask? Well, here is the answer:
SuperMom’s super-juice can come in many forms – Diet Sodas, coffee and (my personal favorite) chocolate!!!
But beware the power of the kryptonite. Super-Mom’s kryptonite is lack of sleep. It is a powerful foe. Think what you will, there is no defense against it. You think – a little more caffeine will take care of that, but you would be wrong. Moving through the tired haze of the day you aren’t even aware of how much it is effecting you until a sympathetic family member points out with more than a little concern in their voice that you have just spent the last five minutes talking about your son, but calling him the name of the family dog.
That’s when you realize, you must have the antidote!! The only antidote that works for sleep deprivation is a good nap or a good nights sleep. Then, from the ashes, normalcy returns as you stretch, open up a super-juice (of your choice) and Super-Mom is born again to conquer another day!
Mommy (aka: SuperMom – on a good day!)