Liza’s Super Hero Powers

We all have our skills. I, personally, can find any household object that’s located inside my house. You’d think that wasn’t much of a super hero power, but Stephen and Eli have tested me to the limits of my skill with their ability to pick up the tiniest of objects and put them down again in unbelievably random places.

Liza has a whole set of powers that are by turns cute and annoying. They are things that only she does. Since she’s the only one at our house with these powers, I guess that makes her special.

Open Door Sense
No matter where she is in the house, Liza knows when a forbidden door has been opened. She comes running from her room when I open the pantry door. She can sense the laundry room door opening from her crib. It doesn’t matter where she is or what she’s doing, she’ll find the door that is open, go in, and start rummaging through whatever the door was protecting her from.

Locate Vacated Chair Power
This is probably a sub power to the Open Door Sense. Dang, the girl likes to climb up in your chair when you get up to do something else. I’ve actually seen her set up a lure to get someone out of their chair, leaving her to nab it while they are distracted by that thing over there that she’s done. It’d be annoying if it weren’t so funny.

Mom is Just Dropping Off to Sleep Sense
Her level of talent at this is amazing. No matter what time we go to bed, she always manages to cry at the exact point when I am just dropping off to sleep. Sometimes she’ll cry before we go to bed and most times we don’t have to do anything. She tends to make a lot of noise sleeping. Only when she is sick or teething do we actually have to go in her room and tend to her. Regardless of that, she will give a “whaaa!” nearly every night while I am falling asleep. It’s like the Emergency Broadcast System for my hypothalamus. Stephen’s super hero power is the ability to sleep through this.

The Power of Bugging the Crap Out of Eli
I think this is a super hero power shared by all siblings, but with Liza the Force is strong. Bottom line: she is way tougher than Emo Eli. She can walk up to Eli, pinch the fire out of his arm or pull his hair, and watch him dissolve into a puddle of pain. She thinks this is all very funny. My super power is making her throw a tantrum when I tell her in my Stern Mommy Voice that this hurts Eli and I am disappointed in her.

The Power of Cute
This is her final power and if you don’t believe in this power you haven’t witnessed this expression on my girl’s face:

7 thoughts on “Liza’s Super Hero Powers

  1. I can most definitely attest to each and every one of these powers after spending a week in your house. The power of being able to bug the ever loving shit out of your sibling, yeah, that’s definitely a power shared among all siblings. My brother Stuart’s power was incredibly strong when it came to me. I feel for Eli in this matter.

  2. How about the Ability To Melt Madness With A Single Glance……I think my Garrett even possesses this one. When the Evil Mommy Monster comes calling to dampen the Power of Curiosity, Garrett wheels around, his laser-beam eyes focused on the Monster’s face as Diabolical Dimples appear; right where his cheeks should be! The Evil Mommy Monster’s face begins to melt like Madam Toussaude’s wax head in Las Vegas. Our Hero, Garrett, knows that this ability is a powerful one; perhaps the MOST powerful in his arsenal of super powers! It makes Evil Mommy Monsters morph into Not Mad Anymore Mommy Marshmallows. So. Powerful. Can’t. Resist!

  3. LOL! My sister used to joke that as soon as the uterus is used, it develops into an ultimate homing instrument! Further, it appropriates all locator abilities from the male that activated said uterus and the issue from it. 😉 Why else are there universal choruses of, “Honey, where is the…” and “Mom, do you know where…”

    And personally, I think both your kids are posesses of the superpower of cute.

  4. *sigh* Ummm… I can type if I really try… make that “your kids possess the superpower of cute.”

  5. Love this. Although you should perhaps add the thumb/nose grab attack. It’s a very powerful and dangerous tool.

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