Apart from being able to squirt breast milk clear across the room on occasion, having children has endowed me with several other superpowers…. not the least of which is the pregnancy power of SUPER SMELL!
I’ve had it with all my pregnancies. It’s one of the first things that tipped me off to this pregnancy – despite the fact I filed it deep in the back recesses of my brain under ‘denial’ for a good few weeks after I noticed it.
Suddenly I can smell things that no one else can.
Things don’t necessarily smell bad… just much MUCH stronger than usual.
“Oh man you really smell” I declare as my poor husband walks into the room. “Oh I don’t mean you smell bad… you just smell like you, but like a million times stronger”.
“Is this chicken ok?” I ask as I cut up thigh fillets for dinner… the only raw chicken smell I’ve ever noticed before has been an indicator or bad bad things. “I can’t smell a thing” replies my husband.
“It’s raining somewhere” I announce like a phantom weather forecaster one sunny afternoon much to the amusement of everyone present. “It is” I protest “I can smell it”
The thing is…. it’s not really the super power you need when you are newly pregnant and everything makes you want to spew…
“Did you eat cheese and bacon balls today?” I accuse my husband when he comes home from work. He admits that he ate some at morning tea. “You CAN NOT sleep with me tonight, I will vomit on you.”
Pulling over the car on the way to school to vomit in the gutter because you smelt a phantom smell out the window while hooning … ahem… I mean driving safely… down the road really isn’t becoming for a new school mum.
This is one super power I am not going to miss when it goes….no matter how impressive it may sound!
So what is your current super power!