Superman Was A Slacker

“Mom, if you were a superhero, would you rather read minds or see into the future? I’d definitely pick reading minds because that way I’d never have to study for a test again. I could just read my teacher’s mind and get all the answers.”  Jay-8

Maybe he can manscape a giant S into all that chest hair he’s convinced he going to grow and skip on the fancy superhero suit. Nobody looks good in tights anyway.

What’s your perfect superpower?


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30 Responses to Superman Was A Slacker

  1. Bearman says:

    I could look into the future and see how she would grade it…so I would know how to better answer. Plus I would make a killing at the race track.


  2. Dad says:

    I think I could make millions if I could fart into Kool Aid and make soda. I’d just have to ask you to make chilli a little more often.


  3. Lenore Diane says:

    I see Will and Jay didn’t fall far from the tree named “Dad”. (His above comment made me laugh hard!)

    My superpower? Hmm… the power to be invisible. Though something tells me my kids would still wait by the bathroom door for me, even though I was using my power to be invisible when I walked into the bathroom.


    • Yes, Lenore. Juvenile behavior runs rampant through this house.

      I like the invisible idea. The other morning, Anna walked into the bathroom while I was showering to have a serious discussion about college admissions. “Mom, do you think that B in math will hurt my chances of getting into Penn?” She’s in 6th grade. Two minutes later, Jay walked in to hand me his birthday list…Blackberry, iPod Touch, Lord Voldemort Wand, a new notebook, Harry Potter Lego set, a cork board, dad’s rarest baseball card, a trip to the beach, a binder, a Bugatti Matchbox car, a cork board, a Nerf gun and two boxes of Gushers fruit snacks. Three minutes later, Will walked in to tell me there was someone at the door. 😦


  4. HA! Awwwww, man!
    Excuse me a minute… I have to… not… change… out of… never mind.


  5. MC/Curtis says:

    If you read the teacher’s mind you would discover that she or he doesn’t have or know any of the answers either. But reading minds would be a great power.
    However, I would choose space travel as my power. My second choice would be time travel. My third choice would be teleportation but if I had that I’m sure I’d be a villain. Bank robber maybe? Worse? I think about these things too much obviously.


  6. Deborah the Closet Monster says:

    I know there are so many more strategic answers to this question, but I just really, really, really would give a left nut to fly. If, y’know, I had a nut to give. 😀


  7. John Erickson says:

    I think Jay needs seeing into the future. I’m with MC about the teachers – most of mine had no clue without the answer key.
    Mine would be flying. Love to fly – I just hate all the folderol that surrounds air travel. I’ve already got talking to animals down. Maybe time travel, to bring the Founding Fathers forward to see if what DC is doing really IS what they’d do? (Ooh – sorry, got a bit heavy there.)
    Or maybe a heightened sense of smell, to check carbonated drinks for farts……


    • I’m definitely going to pass on the heightened sense of smell…I fear they may get even stinkier as they age. But, a heightened sense of hearing may come in handy…”Ok. Here’s the plan…you tell your mom that your sleeping at my house and I’ll tell my mom that I’m sleeping at your house. They’ll never know!” 😉


  8. jacquelincangro says:

    I have to say, I think this one was a bad call on Jay’s part. If he could see into the future he could get the answers. 😉


  9. I’m with Lenore, to be invisible. It would be great to see what’s going on at school all day. Because all my son will say is, “nothing” or “I don’t know”. Oh and to know who to blame for throwing the Legos all over the floor. 😀


  10. thanx for the “like” kiddo…i can see into the past. very useful. continue…


  11. Nancy, thanx for liking my last post. continue…


  12. Flying would definitely be pretty cool… unless you were all covered in hair. That would affect the aerodynamics.


  13. frigginloon says:

    If invisibility makes those chest hairs disappear I’d go for that kid 🙂


  14. Two things come to mind – 1) a photographic memory and 2) the ability to clean my house, clothes and myself by snapping my fingers (like Samantha did in Bewitched). I would LOVE that.


  15. Tony McGurk says:

    I’d really like power beams that would shoot out of my eyes & transform brussel sprouts into chocolate.
    Tell Jay he can learn how to become a super hero here:


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