My kids have just discovered the Spy Kid movies on Netflix, and they have been watching them non-stop. They love the special effects and of course, the spy gadgets!
What my kids might not realize is that moms come equipped with their own set of spy skills and gadgets as well!
Guide to a Mom’s Special Spy Skills and Gadgets
Know what a child is about to do just by the look in the child’s eyes
Stop child in her tracks with one look
Hear own child’s cry in a room full of screaming kids
Read one paragraph of a book aloud while scanning the next page to determine what information is need-to-know and what can be cut out
Use special silent creeping skills to leave a child’s bedroom
Hand warmer during soccer games
Allows Mom to take sips of her own special drink
under guise of coffee (wink, wink*)
Ice Cube Tray
Freeze individual portions of homemade baby food
Make mini fruit juice popsicles
Use as a sorting tray with tongs for fine motor practice for preschoolers
Sort endless supplies of beads and Rainbow Loom rubber bands
Make ice cubes for special drink (see above)
As moms, we all know from Edna in the movie The Incredibles that a cape is a liability to a spy (or superhero)!
Alexa Bigwarfe and Kerry Rivera give us spy moms more tips in their book Lose The Cape – Realities from Busy Modern Moms and Strategies to Survive. In chapters such as “Modern Mom Stress No. 3: Feeding Your Crew,” “Modern Mom Stress No. 9: Distractions…Including the Social Media Time Suck,” and my favorite, “Modern Mom Stress No. 10: Keeping Bedtime Routines Managable,” Alexa and Kerry share a variety of ways to cope with that all consuming task of being a MOM!
Follow #LosetheCape on Twitter and Facebook to find out more about this great book!
*My special drink: Coca Cola.
My mother-in-law’s special drink: 1 dry martini on a Friday night