I think my kids believe I have magical powers
I have decided I must have some sort of magical powers. When anything is lost in our house, it appears I am the only one who can find it.
Mum where is my school uniform?
Nat, have you seen my sunglasses?
Mum someone has taken my phone charger, where is it?
Mum I can’t find the cheese?
What is with these people. My magical powers are never ending too – day and night. Apparently I am the only one in my household that can find a bloody thing.
Scene 1 – (after school)
“Muuuum where is my basketball uniform?” screams child as they stand in the laundry waiting for the uniform to jump out and attack them.
“If you put it in the wash basket, it will be in the clean basket in the laundry,” replies Mum as she unpacks the school lunch boxes.
“I have looked and I can’t find it,” says child still standing in the doorway of the laundry.
Mum stops what she is doing, storms into the laundry like a woman possessed. She moves the top few pieces of cloths in the clean basket and amazingly finds the missing uniform.
My magical powers have an amazing memory as they can remember what I saw only 24 hours before hand and which room I saw it in.
Scene 2 – (early morning)
“Muuuum”, screams child from the bathroom, water dripping off their half cleaned skin.
“What do you want?” shouts Mum from the kitchen, knee-deep in sandwiches she is lovingly making for her children to take to school.
“Where is my towel?”
“It is probably on your bedroom floor where you left it yesterday.”
“Well can you get it for me. I’m wet,” screams child while happily staring at their reflection in the mirror.
As Mum leaves the kitchen she wonders why her child hasn’t screamed for Dad to help out. She picks up the semi-wet towel, now smelling a little mouldy, and hands it to her child.
“Please remember to hang your towel up after you use it,” Mum says knowing the same scenario will be repeated tomorrow.
I am one of the lucky ones too as my magical powers work even when I am not at the house.
Scene 3 – (while at work)
Text from child: Where are my white wedges? I need to wear them tonight.
Text from mum: I don’t know
Text from child: Well I need them
Text from mum: have you looked in your cupboard?
Text from child: yep
Text from mum: the floor?
Text from child: yep
Text from mum: Under your bed?
Text from child: Thanks mum. love you xxx
My magical powers also know how to calm a situation down too, just before it is about to explode.
scene 4 – (melt down)
“Well that is great. Someone has stolen my purse,” screams teenager stomping through the house.
“Hang on babe. Where did you last leave it?” says Mum calmly but feeling the tension in the air growing.
“I last left in my bag and it’s not there. And before you say anything else, YES I HAVE LOOKED – EVERYWHERE,” howls teenager ready to have a breakdown.
“If we stop and calm down…”
“I AM CALM.”
“OK OK. But remember last time you couldn’t find something we tracked back your last steps,” says Mum resisting the temptation of screaming and walking out of the room.
“I have done that and I still can’t find it,” replies the annoyed teenager.
As mum talks calmly to her teen, they work out the last possible place the purse was used. When the teenager looks in the last possible place – guess what? they found the stolen purse.
I know this may shock you but this is only 4 scenarios that have occurred in the past week. I have also found missing keys, sunglasses, USB sticks, glow balls (don’t ask), beach towels and thongs (for your feet). So obviously my magical powers are stronger than ever.
Do you have magical powers?
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