Super powers are cool. Super heroes are cool, too, but really it’s their powers that make them cool. Thinking about super powers, there are so many that I’d love to have.
First on the list has to be the power to control time. I’d finally be caught up on my to do list. I could go back and fix all those little oopses that happen on a daily basis. I could stop some really bad things from happening? How perfect would that be?
I’d also love the ability to be invisible. Those times I need to sneak into or out of somewhere and don’t want to disturb anyone? Done. Some of those conversations that I’d soooo love to hear so that I better knew what was going on (especially with my wee ones!), I could finally be that proverbial fly on the wall. And just think of the April Fools jokes you could play while invisible….
Flying would also be on my list of super powers I want. It would be more fun than truly useful — with the exception of reducing commuting times significantly. I love the sensation of falling, and I’d be able to indulge in it regularly with this special talent. And swooping down to save people would be pretty awesome, I think.
But super hearing? It is no fun. Apparently I’ve recently developed this power, and it’s driving me batty.
When I’m sitting in the quiet of my house — when it’s truly quiet and no children are scurrying around — I’ll use the flipper to fast forward something on the DVR. And as I hit the button, I hear a high pitched “bee-bee-beep.” I push the button again, and that same high frequency assails my ears. On the plus side, I’ve been watching a lot less tv lately. Fortunately, the sounds of either the dishwasher or the washing machine are loud enough to overcome it.
And at night, I lay my head down on my pillow and relax to sleep. And that lovely mattress warmer that I have, which I love so dearly, now keeps me from entering that blissful slumber. I’ve learned that the mattress warmer cycles on and off in its warming. I know this because I can now hear a very quiet humming of the electricity as it pushes heat into the wires.
My husband swears I’m nuts. He doesn’t hear it, and he thinks I’m making it up. But no, I’m not. And I’ve decided that this is one super power that I would prefer to do without.
So what are your favorite (and least favorite) super powers?