Apparently, I have super powers. Who knew?
I learned this a few days ago by accident. I walked into my bedroom late in the evening where all 3 kids were engrossed in their newest PS2 game purchased with birthday gift money.
“Mom! I can freeze people and turn them into ice cubes!” called one excitedly.
“Mom! I can make ants appear and attack people!” boasted a second.
Not to be outdone, the third piped in, “I can walk through electricity and not be harmed!”
I smiled. Must be nice to have supernatural powers, I thought. So, just to join in the conversation, I said casually, “Oh, yeah? Well, I can make pancakes.”
I fully expected this to be ignored in the video-game induced frenzy. Imagine my surprise when all three dropped their controllers and stared at me with real admiration in their eyes. “Really???” Sean actually leaped off the bed, ready to dart for the kitchen on the spot. I commanded their respect and (momentarily) their full attention. Talk about power!
Guess what we had for breakfast the next morning? A little extra work from our usual scrambled eggs or cereal, but definitely worth it for the return. They sang my praises and gave me lots of hugs. Every now and then, I feel like I’ve inched just a smidge closer the the Proverbs 31 lady.
Pr 31:28 Her children rise up and call her blessed.
If that verse went on to say that after calling her blessed, they returned to their bickering and forgot to put away their toothbrushes and pajamas, we’d be spot on. If I could keep them in the sweet and blessed state all day, THAT would be a super power. In the meantime, I’ll just have to remember to make pancakes more often.
After all, with great power comes great responsibility.