Saturday, December 17, 2005

Super Sister

For those of you who don't know my 7-1/2 year old girl, she is bad ass! She's a tough kid with an imagination always working, the bravest palate I've ever run across in a kid, and a dramatic flair envied by actors far and wide. If I do say so myself. She's also got a superhero alter-ego. The following is a list of her superhero powers, explained to me last night:

  1. Force field
  2. Freeze
  3. Invisible
  4. Stretch ("Like, really far.")
  5. Come to life ("I can make all my drawings come to life!")
  6. Talk any way ("In any language, Mama.")
  7. Stink ("Blecch!" Said holding her nose and grinning.)
  8. Rip hard stuff ("I mean like stuff you normally can't rip. Like glass.")
  9. Change age ("I can change ages with anyone.")
  10. Tornado ("So if there's someone I don't like I can just sweep them up in a tornado and take them away from me.")
  11. Make up stuff (She gives me a look that says, "As I am doing right now." I nod.)
  12. Never die (Oh, honey, not before me at least.)
  13. Invent
  14. Understand ("I can understand every kind of language. Like if a bird is saying, "Tweet-tweet," I know what that means.")
  15. Fairy dust ("There are all kinds, Mama.")
I remember this age she's in right now, where the world feels magical, and you feel like you've got a secret--you're magical, too! Up until I was 16 years old, I was half-convinced that my mom wasn't my real mom, that I was actually the child of some wood nymph somewhere. (Um, yes, I said 16 years old, folks. I was that much of a dork.) I hope that Sister can hold onto this for a long, long time.


notyourtypicalsouthernbelle said...

That is a VERY cool kid, and what an imagination!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Hope you'll come back again and visit soon!

Nancy said...

Wow, that's quite some list of superpowers. Can I borrow some of those? :-)

RGLHM said...

I hope she has such powers when she is a mother. It will come in handy:-)

theyellowwallpaper said...

Amen, I hope she holds onto these powers too. I was a big time tomboy at that age as well and it's such a special time. Very sweet.

Mommygoth said...

I can so hear sister saying that stuff too. hilarious.