I am Magic. You heard me. I have an awesome, and most times annoying power!
Remember when you were young(er) and you dreamed of having special powers? I wanted to fly! I could go anywhere in the world and still be back home by bedtime. I could visit grandma and grandpa without enduring fourteen hours in a Pinto! That's right, a Pinto! The smallest, most uncomfortable car ever made - at least when you were a kid fighting over precious real estate in the back seat! "Mom! His leg is on my side of the hump!" Ahhhhhh. Good times, good times.
Then there was the dream of being able to breath under water. How cool it would be to swim with the dolphins and meet mermaids in their coral castles.
My favorite was the ability to move things with my mind! I could snap my fingers like Mary Poppins and have my house clean. (I still wish for that one.)
Come on, what did you wish for? Or was I the only one who enjoyed the occasional break from reality?
Well, I should have been a lot more specific in my wishing. My power? I have the ability to summon people. All kinds of people. But here's the catch. I can only perform this amazing feat at the least opportune time. Hence the annoyance.
I'll give you a few examples:
~My children are busy riding bikes or playing games. I get in the shower. *Summons sent* BAM-BAM! Instantly they appear, banging on the door with urgent questions like "What time is it?"
~I've been waiting on the repair guy for days. I sleep in one morning and have just rolled out of bed with Don King hair and dragon breath. *Summons sent* Guess who's at the front door?
~The house is a mess. I have just thought to myself that it's a good thing we're not expecting anyone. *Summons sent* The sweet neighbors knock on the door with a plate of cookies just wanting to say "Hi".
~We're on vacation. We've arrived at the resort after two days travel. At 8:45PM we change into PJ's and happily fall into bed. *Summons sent* It's the maintenance guy bringing over a new remote for the T.V. (Now? Seriously?)
It happens all the time! The waitress comes to the table to check on us, just as I've shoved in a fork-full. I've worked all morning, but just as I dismiss the girls and sit down for a break, hubby comes in from work - "Whatcha been doin' ?" There's nobody in line on register 10. I back out of my line and head over. By the time I get there, well you get the idea.
Since I can't seem to change my power, I'm learning to manipulate it a little. Look for the silver lining! Like the last time we ordered take-out.
"Mom, when is the food going to be here? I'm starving!"
"I don't know. I'm going to the bathroom. "
18.104.22.168.1. . .
"Mom! Food's here!"
Ok! Score one for me!