There will be so many times that I will say something or do something and my teenage daughter will refer to those things as “Mom Powers”. She does not understand how I know things. How I know which way her sheets should go on her bed, how I know how to open the package we just bought, how I know that a little of an ingredient in a dish is just enough or how too much of another ingredient will be too much, etc. There are so many things that I do and say that prompt my daughter to call them “Mom Powers”.
When I think back to being her age, I actually remember thinking something similar about my mom. It seemed like she knew so much about so many different things. I really thought she was one of the smartest people I had ever known.
It is really the same thing – it is not special powers, although I certainly wish it was! It is so simply experience. Life experience. I know that when my daughter is my age, she will know things too and maybe her kids will feel the same way.
When my daughter brings this up I try to tell her it is just life experience. You go through life, you learn a lot, you gain knowledge. There is nothing special about it, you do not try to do it, it just simply happens.
She knows this – she does not really think I have special powers! But, she says it as a joke and we both laugh. She will say “there are those Mom Powers again!” It really is kind of funny when you think of it. You do not realize the things you learn that you did not set out to learn. They just come – with life, with age, with experience.
Mom Powers – it sounds so much cooler!