Published On: Mon, Jun 10th, 2013

Superman Got Nuffin On Supermum

Danielle Mantakoul

Danielle Mantakoul

BA of Ed Early Childhood and Editor at Mummy Weekly
She's described as one of the most engaging & dynamic speakers in the early childhood industry today, now having educated hundreds of thousands of parents & teachers. She has lectured for organisations such as KU Children’s Services, Only About Children, Qantas, National Australia Bank, Child Protection Australia, Goodstart and hundreds of council & private centres. She also developed and ran the popular parenting series for the Australian Financial Review.
Danielle Mantakoul

Superman Got Nuffin On SupermumWhile us supermums may not be saving the world, the tasks that we are presented with during motherhood would have Superman hiding behind his cape.  As mums, it is easy in our busy lives to focus on what we don’t get achieved, rather than on what we do. I decided to take a light hearted look at some of the amazing stuff us mums do that we don’t give ourselves enough credit for.  Stuff that while seemingly unimportant, IS the stuff that makes us mums super.

1. I can carry a cup of coffee with precision while pushing a pram, restraining a toddler, and having a conversation with you on the phone. (Didn’t say how well I’d be listening though)

2. I have a cure for just about everything. My cabinet holds the latest and greatest medicines. Did I hear you sniffle? Come ere!

3. I can fix anything… as long as there is sticky tape in the house.

4. I can play the part of Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy like a true graduate from NIDA.

5. I can know you’re going to drop that even before it happens. See!

6. I can pack a lunchbox in 52.4 seconds.

7. I can untangle a slinky in 1.3 hours. (Yes this is good!)

8.  I can untie the twist ties you find holding new toys in their packaging without throwing the box.

9. My detective skills are amazing. I know who did that even if I wasn’t in the room AND I can even predict a crime before it happens.

10. I have the hearing of the Bionic Woman. Just try to sneak out of bed without me noticing. As for the getting in my bed, that’s a whole other article.

11. I am not afraid of poo and vomit, and will actually clean up these messes with gusto. Didn’t say I wouldn’t whine about it though.

12. Speaking of bodily fluids, I can easily make the transition from catching vomit, to reading a story about unicorns and rainbows.

13. I can continue to run a household on only three hours sleep and still build up a sizeable laugh at your cute knock knock jokes.

14. Of course I have x-ray vision. Didn’t I tell you not to touch that!

15. In one sweeping movement I can bath one child, help another with homework and make sure the third doesn’t move from that time out chair.

So excuse me Superman, would you mind handing me that cape.

This article is intended for entertainment purposes only.

By Danielle Mantakoul
Mummy Weekly Copyright 2013
www.mummyweekly.com.au

 

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