I read so much these days.
I’ve migrated from Elephant Journal and Thought Catalog to Medium and Success Magazine. Plus, lots of blogs. So many blogs. Especially during the #AtoZchallenge. To write on the challenge and not read is like ordering caffeine-free Coke Zero.
All this reading can lead a writer to other writers. That’s how I found today’s guest poster, Cindy. Cindy writes the blog Simple Steps for Living Life. Learn to save time, money and sanity on her site. Good gravy, I could use to conserve a little of all three.
Cindy’s a guest blogger today to tell us what superpower she’d like to have.
She’s such an inviting writer and I feel like her words will resonate with so many of you. Please give her a warm CD welcome, and be sure to check out Simple Steps for Living Life – unless you’re content with things complicated and angsty.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
I’m toying with the idea of freezing time but still being able to move. As a mom, my first thought: I could clean the house and then freeze time. I’d sit on my clean couch and read a book – probably an organizational one so I would feel even better about myself. I have three kids and between them and me we can trash a place faster than a tornado. Plus, I’m the person in our family known as The Spiller and we have a 6-year-old!
AHA! The Spiller title could finally be eradicated. For too many years this label has followed me around like crumbs from a cracker. Or maybe it stuck because of the crumb trail I have the habit of leaving behind if I am eating and walking.
Freezing time could eliminate my title. As soon as my little Pigpen mess starts to emerge, I could quickly Swiffer it up before anyone would see it. Or just as I knock a full cup of Kool-Aid off of a counter, it would appear that my catlike reflexes don’t miss a beat as the cup is captured in my
paws hands. Yes, my hands, I’m not asking to have cat powers; that supervillain has already been made.
Every superhero needs a nemesis. Mine would be Molasses Man. He could decelerate people and make it impossible for me to freeze time. Ok, I guess him decelerating people would be kind of similar to me freezing time though. Mainly, I like his catchy title of Molasses Man. Maybe instead of a villain, he could be my sidekick. We could work hand-in-hand, or mop-in-hand, cleaning up the accidental messes of homes and businesses everywhere.
Our “Bat Signal” would be a mop.
Anytime, a grocery clerk calls out, “Clean up on aisle…,” we would be there. Whenever a tray of plates crashes at a restaurant, we would be there. After a giant keg-er house party, we could be there. Giant poopy diaper up to the back explosion on a baby… um, yea, we wouldn’t be there for that. My kids have been out of diapers for a while now, and I’m not going back. That would be my kryptonite.
Too short for Amazonian things
If I’m going to be a superhero, can freeze time, and help my fellow messys, I’m going to need a costume. The new Wonder Woman costume is pretty awesome, but I hate to completely copy it. Plus, I’m super short and could never pull off an Amazonian woman’s digs. As a mom, yoga pants seem like a good cliche, but they’re just not that flattering. I haven’t worn tights since I was 12 and they are sometimes itchy so that won’t work.
Ok, my suit will be cut off jean shorts and a white shirt with a mop emblem to match my bat signal. I’ll need some adorable shoes, not for the outfit, just to celebrate becoming a superhero. Lastly, the matching mask over my eyes will conceal my identity. Shhh, don’t tell anyone that I’m Cleaning Woman. I’d hate for my family to find out I was cleaning up all the world’s messes and expect that I’d be doing this at home!
Look up in the sky, it’s a mop, it’s a broom, it’s Cleaning Woman!
Cindy Magee is a mother to three who fill her with glee. In her past life, she used to write poetry, have her artwork shown nationally & internationally and worked as an industrial engineer. Now, Cindy stays home while running a blog, creating oil on canvas or collage art, owning a T-shirt & design shop, and two years ago wrote a “how to be an adult” type book … even though she’s still not sure how to be one herself. Other online places Cindy might be loitering:
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