Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mummies are Magic

I have a little confession to make. 
My daughters think that I am magic. 
Why would they think that, you ask? 
Well, because I told them so. 

I'm not saying I have Super Hero powers or anything (oh, what I wouldn't give to make myself invisible at times!), but I think Motherhood has definitely heightened all my senses. Sometimes I feel like I'm the character of Jamie Somers from the cheesy 1970's tv show 'The Bionic Woman'. She was an astronaut that was rebuilt with bionic parts after an horrific car accident. This gave her superhuman strength, speed and sensory abilities.

My vision is sharper (especially peripheral), I can see what goes on behind my back when my cheeky chicas think I'm not looking.
My hearing is astounding.
I can hear them whispering all the way from the other end of the house, plotting their next mischievous move.
I can differentiate between a delighted giggle, and the "oh my goodness if mummy sees us she's going to get angry" giggle.
I can hear if they haven't flushed the toilet.
I can hear when the tap is turned past the normal 'handwashing' amount, thus threatening to flood our bathroom with tsunami-like waves of suds and water.
I can hear when they are dragging chairs to get to the cupboard where I hide all the special treats.
I can hear the gentle thud of their feet hitting the floorboards when they try and sneak out of their beds at bedtime. "Go back to bed!", my voice booms from the other end of the house, and I hear them scuttle back under their covers.
My reflexes are impressive. Wonderwoman herself would be impressed.
I can catch a falling cup filled with juice without spilling a drop.
I can sprint to save a toddler falling out of a chair.

I have trained my special Mamma-vision to make the most of the reflective surfaces in the house (that's if I've managed to get all the sticky handprints off them).
I use mirrors, windows, the reflection of the tv to catch them in the act.
Everytime I foil one of their plans, they are astounded.
"But Mummy, how did you know we were going to do that?" they ask, slightly afraid, slightly bewildered, slightly in awe.
"Because," I respond, with all the seriousness I can muster, "Mummies. Are. Magic."

Well, we are, aren't we?


BoPeep said...

And don't forget about the all-healing, all-cleansing power of our spit, administered through kisses, of course. :) My children have heard the same, Moms are magic and Dads can fix everything.

Jessicats said...

Oh, yes! The magic spit! How could I forget! In our house, Dad tends to hand things over to Mamma to fix, unfortunately it just goes with the territory of being Awesome! But undoubtedly, the most Magical Power is a Mother's/Father's Love xxx Thank you for reading BoPeep! xx

Minni Mittsie said...

Oh Jess, your are just so precious and clever! Ahhh the 'super powers' we inherit when we become mothers are just wonderful, if I only I could look like Wonder Woman too:) Becoming a mum has enriched my life and filled a void I never knew was there ~ I absolutely love it and it has added so much menaing to my life! Thank you for another wonderful blog post Jess ~ now zap that kettle and create a nice warm magical cup of tea for yourself ~ you are such a wonderful mummy, a true inspiration to someone like me ♥

Jessicats said...

My darling Sultan, thank you for your sweet words. YOU are an amazing Mamma, raising your beautiful little princess and working on your gorgeous business!! I would love to have a magical cup of tea with you. Wish I could click my magic fingers and get you over here right now! Take care, sweetheart. You have the most magical & loving heart I know xxx

Minni Mittsie said...

Awww, thanks Jess, you just brought a tear to my eye! You are such an amazing person and I love you to bits xx Hope you have a magical day ♥♥

ilja said...

Loved it Jess, what a heartwarming post! My girls think I have eyes in the back of my head-and I'm not about to change that either.. xx

Kimberly at Rubber Chicken Madness said...

Great perspective on motherhood! I love all the old-school references to the great women "superheroes" :)

Caren with a "C" said...

So true! My mom was always able to see in her mind where that lost shoe was! I always know when they haven't flushed or washed their hands after the bathroom. Great post!

Demi said...

Your post is so great, Mums are indeed super heroes!

retrorevival.biz said...

Hahaha! What a GREAT post! Wonder Woman was my idol growing up, and to this day, I sometimes still have delusions of having similar powers:)


The Mommy Mambo said...

Returning your follow from my SITS day! Great post BTW :)

Grace said...

Haha ! Fabulous post.
I loved Wonder Woman. What a babe.
And come to think of it, I had a Bionic Woman doll. Forget Barbie. Bionic Woman married 6 Million Dollar man ! Or was that Farrah Fawcett ?

My Mummy Daze said...

Love it! Don't mess with Mama!!

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