By Kelly Hodgson
Can you mix a bottle with one hand while changing a diaper with the other? Can you breastfeed while cooking dinner? Over time, parents seem to develop super powers. A combination of survival tactics and the desire to be so efficient and effective since hours in the day to get things done seem to fly by faster than Superman himself.
So what's my super power? I am pretty sure I have night vision capabilities. Need evidence?
If either of my children wake up in the night, here is what I can do without even turning on a light. The hall light stays off, their bedroom lights stay off and while my son does have a soft night light in his room, my daughter doesn't – so that requires night vision for complete darkness.
I had read somewhere that turning on a light in the middle of the night makes it harder for a child to go back to sleep and since that was definitely NOT something I wanted, I took it upon myself to self train to have a high capacity for completing child related tasks in the pitch black of night.
While I do eat carrots, sweet potatoes, broccoli and kale (all foods associated with good night vision), I think my super power has been honed just based on practice and the sheer determination to not be up any longer than required if I am needed in the middle of the night.
So, what parenting super power do you have that makes your life a little easier?