Monday, May 21, 2012

21 of 30: One Superpower

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If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?

Perhaps you, my dear readers, will find this completely boring, but if I had a superpower.... I'd have to say that an endless supply of energy would be awesome. I'd never have to sleep. Any mom I know would have to agree.

Who cares if the sun goes down? Who cares if it's 3:38 in the morning? By golly, I'm doing my laundry when no one else is going to pester me. Think of all that time wasted on something as ridiculous as a regenerative state of unconsciousness. On average, I sleep about 8 to 9 hours a night. No, it's not always uninterrupted, I DO have young children.

And with that endless supply of energy, the first thing I would do is spend my time (however long it took) to get my house completely cleaned and organized. I'd do that at night and be the perfect, most amazing, mom during the day.

Now, why did I ignore the more common and spectacular powers? Let's see....

Flying - Pshaw! What a silly superpower. Can you do anything really useful with it. How many damsels in distress are really going to be falling to their deaths in your neighborhood? I thought so.

X-Ray Vision - Honestly, this one is just creepy. 'Nuf Said.

Super Strength - While I'm not knocking the potential of this one, most people gifted with this ability would just use it to show off. Don't lie to me, now. You know it's true.

Aqua-breathing - Again, useful in dire circumstances. However, on a mundane day, what would you use that for? I suppose it would be nice to completely submerge in a bath tub... but think of what the suds would do to your respiratory system.

Teleportation - This would be handy and a total time-saver. I'm all for that. However, other than teleporting your dirty dishes to the top of Mount Pinatubo and tossing them in the lava, I really don't see a practical use for that skill. Never mind that you'll have to get a day job to pay for all those destroyed dishes.

Telekinesis - This one would be cool too. Why stand up to do your housework? You could do the cleaning with your mind! Kids misbehaving? Just levitate them up to the ceiling and keep them there until they calm down. I can see this power becoming one of complete laziness, though. The super hero with telekinesis is one doomed to couch-potatodom.

Super Healing - Other than a morbid fascination with regrowing fingers, this is another one that doesn't seem to help much in modern, mundane living. At least you wouldn't have to worry about paper-cuts anymore.

Invisibility - The novelty of this one would wear off for me quickly. How many practical jokes can you really play, with complete confidence that you won't get caught, before you get bored?

Telepathy - I think this one would get boring or depressing after a while. A lot of people have rather inane thoughts. Then there are those that don't seem to be capable of thinking anything nice. It would, however, be fun to use that ability to call people out for lying to me.

I know that list hardly begins to explore all the different superpowers there are. However, I think it's safe to say that my chosen super power is exactly what would fit the bill for me! ;)

My dear hubs also says that if I had an endless supply of energy, I wouldn't have to eat either. Size 6, here I come!!

Next Time: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 Years?


Anonymous said...

Definitely need the endless energy super power. Like...Yesterday. Or maybe...Seven years ago.

Hyrum and Ashley said...

Hyrum and I just read this together, and laughed out loud. This was awesome. And I totally agree! An endless supply of energy would be AMAZING.

Trillium said...

I have felt the same way many times. However, this morning after a nice restful sleep, I have a caveat: Sleep is a necessary time-out for your brain and psyche to sort things out. And to get important insights. Sometimes sleep is the only time that heavenly guidance can get through to us. Just sayin ....


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