When it comes to the subject of parenting, I personally bring a lot of humility into every conversation. The last thing I am when it comes to that subject is an expert. Please know that before reading any further.
However, I have in my almost 27 years on this planet come to realize a pretty amazing fact about what happens to people when they become a parent. Something transforms inside of a person when they become a parent – kind of like developing super powers. Just like when Peter Parker transformed into having incredible powers after being bit by a radioactive spider, Moms and Dads develop super powers when they have a child. I have observed one specific super power for both Moms and Dads.
Let’s start with Mom:
Moms spit transforms into some bleach-like, super-cleaning solution. This transformation that cannot be explained scientifically. However, it is true because their saliva becomes stronger than Clorox bleach. Most of us have been somewhere as a kid where you spill something on your shirt or have two-day-old crusted spaghetti sauce on our face when Mom comes to the rescue armed only with a tissue and her saliva. The embarrassing always in public spit-rag seems to work every time. It seems to get up anything. What an unbelievable super power!
As for Dads, Dads develop this unbelievable ability to know everything and the ability to fix anything. Amazingly, it seems Dads receive some type of knowledge that downloads directly into their brains. My Dad is a great example of this super power. My Dad seems to know everything and everything. My Dad also seems to know and can actually fix anything. Washing machine is broken – I call Dad. My car is acting funny – I call Dad. One of my dogs is acting like they do not feel right – I call Dad. You name it and I have probably called my Dad asking advice. He has cleverly nicknamed himself “SUPER-DAD“. It fits him to the “t” – even though there is no “t” in the name “SUPER-DAD”. I personally am excited about one day receiving these super powers so that I can become more manly and know how to fix stuff.
There you go. Two specific super powers that I have observed Moms and Dads getting. Any super powers I have missed?