by Kerry Rivera
With two young boys, super heroes are simply a part of our home. The plastic figurines cover our floors, their faces stare at me from dirty T-shirts, underwear and pajamas, and the Bat Cave (the boy’s equivalent to Barbie’s Dream House) has a prominent spot in my living room.
I get why my kids love these guys. One can spew webs and scale buildings; the other has cool weapons and a kick-ass car. Now I of course hold none of these super powers, but I think moms across the land have a few tricks up their sleeves.
The working mom, or any mom for that matter, is usually a multi-tasking maven. Her senses withstand stinky diapers, kid vomit and runny noses. And moms do have that surprising ability to cure boo-boos with a single kiss.
But what if you had the chance to add one more super power to your arsenal – what would it be?
For me, without a doubt, it would be the ability to teleport. You see as a commuting mom, traffic is my kryptonite. It generally takes me about 40 minutes to get to work and another hour to make it home. What a waste! Just think of what I could do with those two hours in my day. Spend more time with my family, power through some extra work; maybe even enjoy some non-existent me-time. But no, I get to battle traffic in Southern California – something that tests me mentally and physically on a daily basis.
But … if I could teleport, all it would take is a super twirl, some quick snaps, and presto, I’d be at my desired destination. Just think of what I could accomplish. I might even make it home for dinner!
So super hero gods, if you’re listening, please, please, pretty please give me the power to teleport. I swear I’d use my teleporting talents for good, not evil. In the meantime, I guess my trusty Prius will just have to do.