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Walt Disney, famously said, “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever”.

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…


This post is part of #NewYearBlogTrain hosted by Prerana, Vartika and Alpana; Sponsored by PandoraBox and Recipe Dabba
I have chosen the prompt, “Incredible superpowers I would like to get” for my post.
Picture courtesy Pixabay

65 Comments

mpuppal · January 16, 2019 at 11:38 am

Interesting read!

    Anagha Yatin · January 16, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Glad you liked it. Thanks for visiting.

My Words My Wisdom · January 16, 2019 at 1:33 pm

The way you have written is so poetic, the inferences from childhood are just on spot. ya even I would want to get the super power of waking up the kids as gently still without disturbing the schedule. Much love to you.I enjoyed reading this.

    Anagha Yatin · January 16, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Thank you for stopping by and appreciating. I’m happy to see that it resonated well with you.

Vartika Mehrotra Gakhar · January 16, 2019 at 4:07 pm

This is called as comeback with a bang. Directly from a mother’s heart these wishes popped up. Could relate to all the points you have mentioned. My fav was “I’m not standing here in the middle of the road to build a house”. How I wish people understand this someday…someday!!! Thanks for being a part of this blog train, Anagha 🙂

    Anagha Yatin · January 16, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Thank you Vartika for encouraging me time and again, specially when I was at the bottom of the pit and all that I could hear were echoes of my own.
    Now that I am embarking on a reading spree, thanks to you and Alpana, Prerana for giving me opportunity to be part of this vibrant blog train. Cheers to you and all!

mayuri6 · January 16, 2019 at 5:05 pm

I wish you get all these superpowers, and then some more, Anagha. You already have a super power that you may not know about, to put together words that touch our heart and bring a smile to our face or mist our eyes.

    Anagha Yatin · January 16, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    My Oscar moment Mayuri 🙂 My words fail to express my love and gratitude towards you. Overwhelmed. Thank you is such a small word.

lifewithmypenguin · January 16, 2019 at 5:18 pm

You gave me a picture of my soon coming future days. I have already noticed how kids are burdened with homeworks, exams, activities, sports and thing i don’t remember. Sigh! Although those are needed yet a balance is rarely found. Anti-snooze power would be much appreciated by my husband. I would ask to wake up in first alarm as superpower. I loved reading your take.

    Anagha Yatin · January 16, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Thanks for stopping by and reflecting on my musings.
    Life is beautiful for sure! Lets live it to the fullest.

Jyotirmoy Sarkar · January 16, 2019 at 7:59 pm

I specially loved the dimensions you have covered here, good to go through your wishes.
Enjoyed reading it.

    Anagha Yatin · January 18, 2019 at 6:18 am

    Thanks Jotirmoy

Sachin Baikar · January 16, 2019 at 10:12 pm

Enjoyed reading this post ☺ Very well written 👍 Just want to say ‘Anagha Is Back’ 👍 👍 👍

    Anagha Yatin · January 18, 2019 at 6:17 am

    Thank you for a heart warming encouragement Sachin. So very indebted.

Shrilekha Joshi · January 16, 2019 at 10:46 pm

very well written, Anagha! I loved the first point..It indeed happens that we feel sluggish in the morning after looking at the little one sleeping. i also take a long nap in the afternoon too with my young one …”ME TimE”

    Anagha Yatin · January 18, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Thanks Shrilekha for visiting and sharing your slice of reality. Its really heartening to see that you have found a way to slip in “me time” in your busy schedule!

Varsha Baikar · January 17, 2019 at 12:13 am

Interesting post Anagha 👍 I understand your feelings and I could easily relate to super powers mentioned by you ☺

    Anagha Yatin · January 18, 2019 at 6:12 am

    Happy to know that you could see my point of view. I’m glad we belong to same clan Varsha! Thanks for visiting.

alpanadeo · January 17, 2019 at 2:12 am

OMG, this is just an fantastic read Anagha. Te way yo have narrated your super powers wish list, it didn’t sound as if you are asking for something. Who will say No if something is written in this manner. Beautiful. My favorite is “I’m not standing here in the middle of the road to build a house”:)
Glad that a wonderful writer like you is a part of this train.

    Anagha Yatin · January 18, 2019 at 6:10 am

    Awww… overwhelmed by this shower of appreciation Alpana. Thanks for giving this platform to express inner voices!

BellyBytes · January 17, 2019 at 9:37 am

Interesting super powers . I would love to have these too ! Plus the power to switch off and create a bubble around me so that I can work in quiet peace !

    Anagha Yatin · January 18, 2019 at 6:08 am

    Oh yes, I do need this too Sunita. Thanks for visiting and adding to my list of super powers😊

boomerang moments · January 17, 2019 at 10:12 am

Its a great read . Like to dive in with your post, as you nicely crafted the superpowers with your words magic

Arvind Passey (@arvindpassey) · January 17, 2019 at 11:37 am

Super-powers with a difference is how I’d describe your post… and one does need them to be a better person.

    Anagha Yatin · January 29, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    I badly need them as I’m yet to step on to the “good person” stage yet when talking about my weaknesses…better person is way too ahead! 🙂
    Thanks for visiting.

Arvind Passey (@arvindpassey) · January 17, 2019 at 11:38 am

Super-powers with a difference is how I’d describe your post… and one does need them to be a better person. 🙂
#NYR2019 #Newyear_bloghop

Ramya · January 18, 2019 at 1:44 am

You are not asking too much Anagha. Everyday problems need these minuscule powers. Enjoyed reading your post. You know, I too feel the same waking up my kids, don’t want to disturb their beautiful dreams 🙂

    Anagha Yatin · January 29, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Thanks Ramya

Dr. Surbhi Prapanna · January 18, 2019 at 11:01 am

Lovely post Anagha, and I agree we mothers really need super powers..love the way you had expressed your emotions, it is so poetic and as usual reflect your unique style. #NYR2019

vidhya29 · January 18, 2019 at 2:05 pm

an amazing post! loved it

JayanthyGovindarajan (@JayanthyG) · January 18, 2019 at 2:25 pm

I love this Anagha. I can see what I am going to become after a few years when it comes to parenting. Deep sleep is something I have forgotten for the past two years and I love how you have mentioned about the challenges in life we care to face. You have portrayed it beautifully! <3

Sajid Akhter · January 19, 2019 at 2:23 pm

Hi Anagha,

Quite interesting post. I like the way you build up to your post. It is intriguing as well as engaging.

Thanks for sharing, have a good day.

sonamsahid · January 19, 2019 at 4:29 pm

Love the post,so beautifully written.

Keerthana - Active Life Living · January 23, 2019 at 2:24 am

So interesting and loved every sentence of your post!! I can so very well relate with anti snooze powers.

    Anagha Yatin · January 23, 2019 at 7:57 am

    Thanks Keerthana or visiting. Anti snooze powers is a universal need, I suppose!

Sonia Chatterjee · January 23, 2019 at 9:31 am

This felt like it came straight from the heart Back on your blog after a long time and I guess you have given me a beautiful piece to think through the day.

    Anagha Yatin · January 23, 2019 at 9:55 am

    The concerns of a mother, a home maker across the world speak only one language and thus appeals to all. We belong to same clan that way!
    Thanks Sonia for visiting and sharing your thought on the post.

Maya Bhat · January 24, 2019 at 2:53 am

I felt like reading a poem. 🙂

    Anagha Yatin · January 24, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Thanks Maya

mommytincture · January 24, 2019 at 10:24 am

I have always been in awe of your story telling and this post was no different. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

    Anagha Yatin · January 24, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Thanks Anupriya for your kind words.

shivanisalil · January 24, 2019 at 12:04 pm

Witty post. Loved your choice of words. Great to connect with you

    Anagha Yatin · January 24, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks Shivani

शिप्रा त्रिवेदी · January 24, 2019 at 11:45 pm

Claps claps.. I was lost in the post and when I reached the end, I was willing to read more. Amazingly written post. We mothers really need those superpowers to make our lives a bit more joyful.

    Anagha Yatin · January 25, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks Shipra. I’m glad it resonated with you.

saba ladha · January 25, 2019 at 5:28 am

It’s really a beautiful and interesting piece of a blog to read! Loved your ideas outlined over here.

    Anagha Yatin · January 25, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks Saba

Prerna Wahi · January 25, 2019 at 7:12 pm

You are back with a bang Anagha! Your post is gripping and entertaining – had me glued till the end. How I wish to get these super powers too some day!

    Anagha Yatin · January 25, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Thanks Prerana for kind, motivating words. Love this blogger bond! It was a pleasure to write for this Blog Train. Thanks for visiting.

Varsha Gode · January 25, 2019 at 8:24 pm

This post was like a walk to your everyday life scenes 🙂 I loved the way you described the honk issue part :p lol that annoys me too.
#vigorousreads #blogtrain #NYR2019 #Newyear_bloghop

    Anagha Yatin · January 25, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Honking is a our national problem, isnt it Varsha! Thanks for visiting.

Praggatti rao · January 25, 2019 at 11:07 pm

Yeah even I want that one… something to align the assessments piled on all wrong times:)
Good one Anagha especially the schools and how they have forgotten the concept of Live and Let live 🙂

    Anagha Yatin · January 26, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Finally, there is someone who feels like me Prgati when it comes to scheduling by the schools . Thanks for visiting.

Rohan Kachalia · January 26, 2019 at 7:37 pm

I really loved the way you have articulated the points and I completely agree on points relating to getting up and not snoozing the alarm and taking me away fro aroma of masala tea.

everylittlethinghappiness · January 28, 2019 at 1:25 pm

Loved the post.. very well written. I need those “super powers to shield me from the pull of hypnotizing aromas of freshly baked cakes and cookies from bakery.” .. me too want that.. that aroma though is sooo devine..

ILA VARMA (@VARMAILA) · January 28, 2019 at 11:32 pm

Loved your thoughts and the way you composed. Liked the bakery and cookies one, it is very tough to ignore and often we fall prey to it. Wonderful Anagha

Sudeept · January 29, 2019 at 12:04 am

So well-written! Can’t say whether the Superpowers you wished for would be granted or not, but one Superpower that you do seem to have is the power to weave magic through words. And that’s something no one can take from you. So keep weaving magic 🙂

Rashmi Karthik · January 29, 2019 at 4:14 pm

Very nicely written Anagha. How I wish i could stop smelling when I cross by favorite food joints. :).Though none of them will come true let’s still keep dreaming,we never know right:)?

    Anagha Yatin · January 29, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Thanks Rashmi. Never say never!

Alka Mishra · January 30, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Mother’s heart story with so depth dimensions. Lovely reading.

    Anagha Yatin · January 30, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks Alka

earlymomage · January 30, 2019 at 7:15 pm

I really love the way you have written the blog. Quiet interesting

    Anagha Yatin · January 30, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Thanks for visiting and appreciating

Shahnila Hassan · January 30, 2019 at 11:30 pm

Interesting

Disha · January 31, 2019 at 1:27 am

I always love reading your posts Anagha! And, this another funny yet relatable post. 🙂

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