Writing Challenge: What Kind of Superpowers Would You Have?

Thank goodness for writing challenges…I considered doing a Thursday 13, but haven’t decided if I wanted to commit myself to that quite yet (but probably will).

So if I was a Superhero, what would my superpowers be?  I know this probably isn’t terribly original, but I’d like to be able to read people’s minds.  I am so terribly tired of the following scenarios, and reading minds would really help alleviate some of the irritation:

  • not using turn signals (probably my #1 pet peeve)
  • getting the wrong food order (if I could read their mind, I could hear if they got my order right)
  • understanding my 3-year old (he’s more than willing to speak everything that is on his mind, just can’t understand all of it yet)
  • understanding my 3-month old (the colicky angry baby scenario is getting old…)
  • understanding my husband.  You’d think by the time you are an adult that you could voice your thoughts, opinions, and desires better, but I guess not.  By me being able to read his thoughts I’d know what the hell he’s so mad about in the first place so that I don’t slink around thinking I did something.  Although, usually, I have done something, so maybe this superpower wouldn’t be as good with him.
  • doing some work around the office.  I have been sitting here for close to a year not really doing much at all.  I feel like I’m missing something when it comes to assignments or projects or something.  A girl can only bug her boss so many times…but if I could read his mind, I’d start doing something before he doesn’t give it to me so that it’s done and it’s something to do to keep me busy and (can you hear the desperation in my voice?).
  • I have a bad habit of saying the wrong thing because my mouth just doesn’t ever shut-up, so I’d like to at least know when to say the right thing, or when to tape my mouth shut.
  • I’d get what everyone wants for Christmas, Birthdays, etc….not that I do too bad, but being able to give someone 1 thing they’d really like is very satisfying.

So folks…tag…you’re it!  What superpowers would you have????

About the Author


This is a blog where I will share my adventures and mundane tasks as a work-out-of-home-mom. I now have 2 kids and my wonderful husband, so the juggling has gotten a little bit more tricky (man-on-man defense). We also have 2 dogs and 3 cats (we used to have 4) so as you can imagine, our household is pretty busy. Since I never feel like I'm being listened to, I figured I'll just start talking at the general Internet community and see what happens.



Ah yes, it would be wonderful to know what other people are thinking. ESPECIALLY the husbands … although, like you, I do the “slinking around when he’s angry” thing, since he seems to get over it himself, anyway, after awhile.

love the tagline on your masthead, by the by … awesome!

Madame Queen

My superpower would be to be able to sit in front of my tv while using my incredible powers of telekenesis to move all the groceries I need straight from the grocery store to my kitchen cabinets.


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