Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Girl Power

My 4-year-old daughter is starting to discover her -- er -- feminine powers.

The other day, as my husband and I got breakfast ready for the family, she strolled into the kitchen in her new 'rock star' pajamas.

"Mom, Wonder Woman has super-panties," she declared. "I like them."

Her dad had his back to us. I heard a snort and saw his shoulders start to shake as he fought to compose himself.

Playing along, I replied, "Well, honey, she walks around in her super-panties because she wants to embarrass the bad guys. As soon as they see her, they drop the loot to cover their eyes."

At that point, Dad regained control -- at least long enough to give us both a lesson in superhero powers. "Actually," directing a pointed look at me, "Wonder Woman has a magic lasso and bracelets that make bullets bounce off and an invisible plane." Then, with a smirk, "maybe her super-panties are powerful enough to make her plane disappear."

My daughter's look was deadpan.

"No, Dad."

There was a meaningful pause.



"She does that with her super-breasts."




- Midwest Mom

10 comments:

  1. Oh NO! That is hilarious. Let's hear it for the Super Breasts! (And how appropriate for October!)

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  2. Aren't ALL breasts super, though, when you get right down to it? Maybe it's just a question of finding the right bra if you want all the special powers.


    [P.S. My word verification is "throng"... seeing the way they've painted on the bottoms of her super-suit, it's just so close to being insanely appropriate.]

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  3. That is HILARIOUS! Conversations like that jewel make me think chancing for a 2nd in hopes of a girl just might be worth it.

    -Abby

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  4. Green Girl -- I never thought of that. Maybe she should be wearing pink.

    Dan -- Ah, right you are, my friend. We've all got a little wonder woman in us. You're jealous, I know. [And I take no responsibility for the word verification...]

    Abby -- Now that IS a superpower! That one conversation could bring the mom of a toddler to even *think* of conceiving again is nothing short of miraculous. :D (For your sake, I will make no super-panty jokes.)

    - Julia

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  5. I think she is onto something that one! Such a funny story, thanks for sharing!

    PS- Enjoying the fall color scheme here too!

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  6. LOL! How I wish I had written down all the hysterical things my kids came up with when they were little the way you are writing this blog! I'll just hafta adopt yours! :)

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  7. Thanks, Laurie. I needed a change for fall.

    And Suzen, Wonder Woman's superpowers are for us all. So, feel free to co-opt as you see fit. ;D

    - Julia

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  8. Oh, that's great! Yes, indeedy-- I recall thinking much that way when I was that age, over my hero Wonder Woman.

    I guess some things really DON'T change, do they? :)

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