npower Parenting Super Powers
Do you know what, parenting is flipping hard. We, as parents, are the unsung super heroes. Watch out Batman and Superman; the parents the real superheroes are coming for you – dirty nappies in tow!
What makes us parents the real heroes I hear you ask? Plenty!
Parents have an inhuman amount of strength that kicks in during emergencies. You have a wriggler on the changing mat and need to prevent them smudging their poo everywhere? No problem! Super parent can hold them in place with one super strong hand whilst cleaning up their mess with the other. Your toddler falls over and refuses to walk? No problem! We’ll just carry them all the way home.
Super hero parents have an insane talent for stomaching smells. Right from the very second they are born those babies stink. In fact, one of the things that most shocked me about having a newborn was the stench of her poos and even her farts! As parents we just deal with this because we are heroes.
Parents have a fantastic ability to keep calm, even when we really, really want to lose our sh*t. Let’s be honest, if anyone else walked in your house, threw food everywhere, fell all over the place and back chatted, maybe even slapped you if my daughter is anything to go by, it would be hard to resist the temptation to go spare. Not when you’re a parent. You just roll your eyes and nicely ask your child to behave.
We have an unnatural ability to run off zero, to very little, sleep for extended periods of time. Newborn waking up every two hours for a feed? No problem, I’m a parent I can deal with that and function like a normal person (while looking after a newborn) during the day. Toddler still not sleeping through the night? Pfft, sleep is for the weak anyway.
Do you know what makes us superheroes thrive? Our children. They are the Robin to our Batman and the very reason that we develop these miraculous powers.
I would love to hear all about your parenting superpowers, and so would npower, so much so that if you share a video or image of your parenting super powers with npower at familysuperpowers.com you could win one of three UK theme park resort breaks, don’t forget to share on twitter too using #familysuperpowers and @npowerhq.
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