“Mom, what would be some cool superpowers that me, you and Beck could have?”
“I don’t know, honey, what do you think?”
“How about if I flew in the air and rescued pets that needed help. Then I could save them and bring them back to their owners.”
“That sounds cool.”
“Okay, you think of one for Beck.”
“What if Beck could run super fast, like he could run from here to New Brunswick in like 5 minutes and he could go help our family whenever he wanted to?”
“Yeah, that’s okay. How about if your superhero power would be that you could unload the dishwasher super fast?”
“Hmmm, okay, I guess.” [has she been talking to her dad? Is this a setup?] “Ooh, how about if your superpower was that you could talk to animals, and you could understand what they were saying?”
“Wouldn’t that be cool? If you could know what a dog is saying when it barks? And you could talk to him?”
“No. That’s not going to be included.”
“You don’t think it would be cool? Like if -”
“- MOM! No. It’s not included.”
Later: ”I have the best superpower idea Mom! What if you could just turn into a ball?!”
Apparently, I know nothing about cool superhero powers. And I need to step up my housekeeping.
Is your kid into superheroes? What’s their super power? Bonus points if you can point me to some cool girl superheroes!