Being a Mama: The Sixth Sense
Maybe it's just me, being on a power trip, but I am convinced that I have developed that motherly sixth sense. I remember being young and hearing my mom yell to me to stop doing this that or the other and thinking "how'd she know what I was doing??? she's three rooms over and has the phone to her ear!" But now I find myself doing the same thing and I'm nearly sure that my little guy is thinking the same thing... "how'd she know what I was doing?" But it's not just a here-and-now type of superpower. Oh, no. Mama's sixth sense can see into the future and predict all possible consequences that follow a decision. If you don't bring snacks, there will be a melt-down over no snacks. If you don't bring a small sippy with a drink, there will most surely be a disaster to follow. And those are the reasonable thoughts... I won't burden you with the "If I don't hold his hand and he runs out in the street..." type thoughts. Those are the times when I think the sixth sense can be a bit of a burden. Let's just say I have an overly active imagination.
So, what do you use your sixth sense for? Any great stories of discovering how your little one is getting into trouble without the aid of the pedestrian other 5 senses?