Being a Mom is Like Being a Jedi Master

I’ve come to some conclusions in my time of being a mom.  Being a mom requires picking up some skills of the Jedi master.  No, really, think about it.

Lightening fast reflexes – Being a mom means being able to move faster than humanly possible when your child is in danger.  The speed that I’ve snatched Norton up when he was about to topple off of a piece of furniture puts Qui-Gon Jinn’s reflexes to shame.  We thought he was quick when he snatched up Jar Jar Binks’ tongue?  That’s nothing compared to the speed that I managed to grab Norton when he nearly fell head first off of the couch.

jediSuperior strength – Okay, so we don’t have to become body builders in order to safely navigate the perils of mommyhood.  Really.  I may not be able to bench more than twenty pounds, but when I thought that Norton might get hurt by a heavy object that I normally couldn’t move, I managed.  Other moms have been reported as doing things like lifting cars off of their kid and other superhuman feats.  There isn’t much that we can’t do to save our babies.

Jedi Mind Trick – Remember that scene in Star Wars: A New Hope when Obi-Wan waved his hand in front of the imperial guards and said “These aren’t the droids that you are looking for”?  Being a mom is nothing like that.  Our mind trick is a little difficult, but it’s a good parenting skill that we all need and develop.  How else do we do things like convince our kids to do their homework and eat things that we’ve hidden broccoli in?

Use the Force – We don’t have light sabres (although they would be useful for things like trimming the hedges), but part of being a mom is understanding the Force.  How often have we found ourselves stopping and pausing to listen to the hum of the Force?  We can sense a disturbance in the Force, and that’s how we know without looking that our children are into something and need to be reined in.  It’s an amazingly good parenting skill and understanding of the force when a mother can yell, “Jimmy!  Get out of that tree!” without even looking outside.

I’d say that being a mom gives you the same skills that a Jedi Master has, only we have limitations.  I can use the Force to tell when my dogs or my kids are doing things that they shouldn’t, but I can’t sense the disturbance in the Force on a universal level.  And, really, I’m pretty good with that.

What Jedi powers have you acquired in mommyhood?

About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.


  1. Jamie Knupp says:

    LOVE this! Who needs to be a Supermom when we can be Jedi Moms? I can definitely sense the disturbances when it comes to the kids being in a different room, and I’ve moved faster than what should be humanly possible when I thought my little guy was about to fall off the bed.

  2. JacklynnFry says:

    Haha this is great! I’m not all that familiar with Star Wars but I’d say I fit in with the lightening fast reflexes. I have a clumbsy child that is always in need of someone catching her when she falls 🙂

  3. LOVE IT! And you make a very good point. I have to tell hubby because he is a huge Star Wars fan. He will get a kick out of this.

  4. Ariel Blogs from a Single Mom says:

    Haha! This was too cute. And surpirsingly realistic…

  5. Sarah McKelvy says:

    NICE! Suz, I love your humor. I definitely agree with the lightning fast reflexes.

  6. Motherhood on the Rocks says:

    Very funny and oh so true!

  7. Okay, I found myself cracking up reading this post. Our family is big Star Wars fans, so I found myself relating to this post!

  8. Jenny Meer Hodges says:

    Love this!! We’re huge Star Wars fans in our house, too!! Awesome!

  9. You are kidding, it is touch being a mom and juggling all of the roles that a mom has. Of course, dads do a lot of juggling for the family as well. 😉

  10. I also can sense when there is a disturbance. Such a disturbance is usually accompanied by eerie silence.

  11. even though we have a 15 month old in the house, using my “Jedi Master skills” comes in handy with our 15 YR old too. Those teens can be tricky lol

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