Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Life as a Superhero

Some people know me as Mom or Corrina or Mrs. Terry-the-Teacher or Sis. Terry (at church). Little do they know, I'm also a superhero.

I may be married to Mr. Incredible (Steven J. Terry), have two fantastic kids (J & D), but my super powers have been unknown to the world . . . until now.

Super Power #1:
1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Baker
Chocolate chip cookies are one thing I am really good at creating.  I pack them in the boys' lunches every day at school. My cookies are like cigarettes in prison. They trade them for store bought treats we don't buy. (They have kids begging to trade daily!) My boys tell people that my recipe is top secret. Little do they know it's just the Toll House recipe with lots and lots of love.

2. Uber Crier
My tear ducts are famous. Those who know me know I cry or "tear up" several times a day. All it takes is a sad song, a Folger's coffee commercial (the one with the son who comes home for Christmas break is a real tear jerker), or feeling spiritual. It's hard to explain to someone that you're crying because you feel GOOD, not just sad.  ;o)

3. Multi-Tasker
Most women have this superpower. Mine didn't manifest itself until I became a mother. I found I could juggle laundry, feed my son, write, talk, cook, and clean all at once! I can get more done before 8:29 A.M. than the President of the United States. 

4. Faster than a Speeding Bullet
Another "incredible" power I have to catch things that are falling. This may be due to the stretching ability of my limbs, but it is as if time slows down and I see the object falling clearly. My hands move at lightning speed to catch whatever is falling. This power also extends to my legs when running short distances.

5. Talker
My last, but not least, super power is talking. This power was passed onto me from both my Super Dad and my Super Gran. They could talk to anyone. I have this same curse, I mean gift. I find myself talking to strangers at the store, making life-long friends at the airport (Kylie rocks!) and even volunteering to talk in church. This power has come in handy during awkward situations, but when I'm nervous it's on auto pilot. Embarrassing!

Photo credit: Disney capturing me in my cool costume
Corrina L. Terry 2010


  1. I've ALWAYS known you are a Super Hero!!!!

  2. Those cookies sound so good. If I give you my address, will you send me some? I should know - my first graders RARELY trade FOR home made stuff. You know it is some darned good stuff if they do.

    A lighter post - I love it!

  3. I have a not-so-super power... I can screw up just about any chocolate chip cookie recipe out there. I've seriously had private, in-person lessons and they still don't turn out. Talent, I tell you.

  4. Uh, having no idea what a Toll-house cookie is (and confident they don't exist in Australia) I am still impressed - cookie-skills are AWESOME!

    Great list, and you're also a great blog-reader-commenter. Really - this year, you've lifted me when I've been struggling, and I really appreciate it. Hugs!

    Loved your roller coaster poem too =) Congrats!

  5. I am suddenly craving some choc-o-chip cookies!
    I admire people with the gift of talk, but volunteering to speak in church....that is different.