6 Super Powers Every Mother Has

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wonder womanIt's true. Moms have superhero powers. They can leap tall buildings in a single bound; they can burn inanimate objects with their gazes; and they can be teleported to any particular place at any given moment. Well, not really. But they do possess some crazy skills. Here are 6 super powers every mom has.

They can do anything -- anything -- with one hand. Here I was all this time going through life thinking I needed two hands. After my daughter was born, I realized -- really, that second hand is just a bonus. Make the bed carrying the baby? Check. Put the bib on the baby with one hand? Check. Read an email/balance a check book/whip up a nice lamb roast with all the fixins with one hand? Check, check, check.

They have super human strength. Remember when you first picked up that car seat before you had kids? It was heavy, right? Funny how you seem to overlook that when you're carrying the car seat -- with your kid in it -- along with the diaper bag and 15 other bags.

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They have bionic hearing and other senses. You know how you're awoken by the slightest sound or movement from your baby? And how your husband's totally not? Two words: Super power.

They magically get over any fears they had once the baby is born. To think, you used to be scared to kill spiders -- ha!

They're always the ones to smell their babies' butts in public. A super power? Maybe not. But let's give ourselves credit for this one, because, really, it's not the sexiest thing in the world.

They're always the ones to witness baby's firsts. Whether they're stay-at-home moms or working mamas, it seems babies always wait for their mothers to hit their milestones. (At least we like to think they do!)

What other super powers do moms possess?

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Stephanie Brace

haha! this blog made me laugh so hard. another super power i think mom's have is like super smell. I know some womans nose's and smell is super sensitive during pregnancy but i swear having a kid has made my smelling senses heighten a ton! lol.

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

The ability to see through walls and ceilings is my favorite superpower. My son is almost seven and he's still freaked out when I do things like shout "why aren't you dressed yet?" up the stairs or "you can't carry that many dishes at once" thorough the house. They don't realize that there are different kinds of almost-silence and the slightest little sound can paint a vivid picture in a moms mind, especially when that sound is something like a precious and delicate object being picked up or a nose being vigorously picked.

poshkat poshkat

Super hearing. Also, you're wrong. That car seat was heavy!! Even with a preemie in it.

Belkys87 Belkys87

Super hearing, super smell , so truth about dads not waking up , is like seriously you didn't hear that? Lol

ambidala ambidala

hahaha, i agree with these, although I have to add that though we claim not to be, we actually ARE mindreaders....I already know when they're gonna ask for something, or when they're whining, what it is they want; it's just our job to teach them to communicate that. Just like when they were babies and we knew which cry meant hungry and which one was attention!


Jocelyn Amber Potts

I'm going to add a different kind of super vision to the list, LOL!
Anyone else feel like they can see more happening from the corner of they eye?
Now, not only do my kids suffer, but my animals do, too!

vamom08 vamom08

I have the super power of knowing when my daughter is sick and I take her to the doctor and the whole time she is running around and playing like nothing is wrong at home and I take her to the doctor and she says she is "sick she has to ear infections".

nonmember avatar Amber kline

Haha the super hearing thing is funny. My husband was in the living room with my 2 daughters and i was in the kitchen cooking dinner. Well my 7 month old was on the floor right next to my husband and i hear this choking sound. I run into the living room and she has a feather in her mouth. I yell "cody" and he goes "what"? He was literally 3 inches away from her and didnt hear her choking on the feather. So to sum it up. Mothers have super hearing

hotrd... hotrdumommy

Definitely agree with the getting over fears one. I used to run out of the house to avoid killing a spider because I'm terrified of them, but after having my girls, I'm ready to kill the first one I see. I even killed a hornet that got into the house and I'm just as afraid of those as I am of spiders.

Jenniy Jenniy

4 yro with insomnia.... mommy stays up with him and gets older kids to school the next day. We sleep when they're napping... if we can. Lol

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