I fall in love with this thought, specially at the beginning of every new year when I cherish a handful of penny plain things to come true. Though they may appear plain sailing for onlooker, for me there are a lot of undercurrents to tackle and I don’t know swimming. Special super powers are a must to sail well!
A flight of fancy, you may say, so does the majority of my family members, when I dream about the super powers coming to my rescue resulting into a ‘happy-happy’ me. I could read their minds when I take shelter under the famed quote. What do I get to read?…
Better half: She’ll touch down sooner than expected from never-land.
Man, in making aka my son: Have been watching too much of Incredibles? Minions?
Miss Cool aka my daughter: “Sanity in Vanity” time.
I am not generally affected by such flippant spoofs. For I’ve grown immune to all annotations of such observations. For I have substantial reasons from real life and it’s still the season of wishing. Don’t forget, till Jan 31st, one can safely consider it to be new year.
A commoner in her 40’s, manning the home affairs as well as taking up charges of shield-maiden as I venture out, I face challenges as unique as me!
Oh, powers of the universe (if you are listening), here is my minuscule (as compared to size of universe) list of challenges. Parting with a little of your magical dust, you will get one squabbling person less (at-least for few days, I promise) from the queue of people seeking this-that!
The morning alarm goes tizzy at that time when I just have settled in deep sleep. Snoozing alarm to borrow some moments leads to uproarious drama at home front. Please grant me anti-snooze powers, to start the day with unwrinkled foreheads.
Getting up Ms Cool from repose, in morning is daunting task. Most of the times, I surrender to the cosy comforts and slip under the warm blanket with her, only to wreak havoc in her schedule. How I wish, I get strength to nudge happily tucked, smoothly floating in dreams kid, out of bed.
I would be grateful, if I get super powers to give justice to the rightful side of the warring faction of my brood. Torn between the tears on one side and logic and reasoning on another, I am helpless!
This one, I am seeking on behalf of parents. Only super powers can influence the schedule of assessments, projects (of children) that invariably fall after the extended weekends or holidays. Schools, boards have long forgotten the principle of “Live and let live”, it appears!
While walking down the street, on my usual evening walk, I need strong powers to shield me from the pull of hypnotizing aromas of freshly baked cakes and cookies from bakery. They mercilessly shorten my walk and add to my miseries while climbing on to the weight scale.
I need extra super power to convey the message that “I’m not standing here in the middle of the road to build a house” to those who honk unnecessarily when in choc a block traffic jam.
That’s all, as of now (There are some more. But lemme have mercy. Let me not alienate supreme universal power neither wish it to doze off while I churn on) Am I asking too much? I would be happy, if you side by me by adding to this list! You never know when will your wish be granted…