I Don't Need Thor's Hammer!

My little brother is a nut.

A couple of weeks ago, on a chilly, Sunday afternoon, the whole family congregated together to celebrate the blessing of my new niece.  We attended a church meeting, then met up for lunch afterwards.  In the midst of the laughing and the eating and the "oohing" and ahhing" over all the desserts, my little, nutty brother produced a hammer.  A big, wooden mass-of-a-hammer.  A honkin' huge hammer.  A THOR HAMMER!

You might be asking, "Why?  Why would he have a Thor hammer?"  

Well, first of all, he made it.  (NERDY!)  And second of all, he is a nut.

Being none-to-shy and a bit "nutsy" myself, I picked up the Thor hammer and used it as a photo prop.  As my brother laughed and took my picture, he teasingly asked, "Are you going to put this on yourrr bloooog?  Are you going to write about this?  Hmm?  Find some way to make this a blog post?!" 

Actually...yes!  Yes, I am, little brother.  Challenge met!  Here you go:


Real superheroes come in all sizes and shapes.
They wait at school bus stops,
and decorate cakes.
They run to work,
they run to the store,
they run to soccer games,
until they can run no more.

They wear comfy sneakers.
They don pretty heels.
They scrub their kitchens,
where they make all the meals.
They heal the boo-boos,
with a kiss on the head.
They don't need a "magic hammer,"
they carry band-aids instead!

They fix broken toys.
They help out with Math.
They play in the sprinklers.
They unwind with a bath.
They serve in their communities.
They serve on the PTA.
The stay up all night when a child is sick,
and tackle laundry the very next day.

Sometimes they wear red lipstick,
or go days before washing their hair!
They laugh, they cry, they sing, they pray
for the ones who are in their care.

Real superheroes come from near and from far.
And you can spot one wherever you are.
They are the women who are courageous.
They are the ones who are strong.
 They fight hard and love hard,
standing for right, combating wrong.

In hard times they strive to be happy,
In chaos they strive to be calm.
They are beautiful,
They are amazing.
They answer to the call of, "MOM."


  1. LOve the poem, and that picture is priceless! :)

    1. Stephanie! You are the sweetest and the greenest! LOL! Thank you!

  2. That may just be the best poem I've ever read. May I please duplicate it (with credit) to frame for a friend who needs to hear all those things right now?

    1. JP! Absolutely, honey! Of course you may use it. I'm so flattered you asked. And if it will help your friend in any way, then that is just awesome. That matters most!

  3. I can so visualize this as a kids' picture book one day! Good job!

    1. Ooooh!!! Darla! Wouldn't that be cool?! A kid's picture book with all kinds of moms wearing capes and superhero masks...while they are cleaning their kitchens! I LOVE IT!!!

  4. Oh my gosh this is hilarious! Sounds like something my little brother would do! Just stopping over from the blog hop to admire your blog. Following you on google+! If you have a moment to visit my blog and follow back that would be wonderful!
    Katie ~ http://dysfunctionsjunction.com

    1. Ha ha! Thank you so much, Katie! Glad you liked it and saw the humor in it! You are a doll. I stopped by your blog and loved it. Looking forward to reading more from you and to being friends! XOXO!

  5. Funny!!! Love the poem too...

    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :))


    1. Thanks, Paula! I love the No Rules party. I am a faithful linker upper. HA HA! I'll always link up when I can. I adore you and your site. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Ahhh, you are so talented and cute!! This poem could be published in a mama magazine!! Seriously!! Red lipstick and unwashed hair - I can relate!! :)
    I love the photo of you, Thorleisha!! Congratulations to your brother and sil on their new addition! I miss you and love you and hope this first weekend of 2013 is wonderful to you! Xoxox

    1. Maria, Maria, Maria, you are a dear, you know that? With a heart of gold! Thank you so much for the compliments. You are always so great to tell me I'm talented or amazing on the days when I need to hear it the most, days when I feel like I'm just no good. You're an angel! I love you and miss you!

  7. I love this! You rose to the "challenge"!

    1. Thanks, Danielle! I'm such a fan of yours, honey!! XOXO!

  8. Could you be any more darling?? I love this poem! I am so glad I have such good friends who are good mommas that I can look up to, relate with, and admit that I have gone for 3 days without washing my hair :)

    1. I LOOOOOOOOVE YOU!!!!!!!!! Thank you for warming me heart on a freezing winter's day!

  9. Wonderful poem! Stopping by to say Aloha...I'm your newest follower!

    1. Marium! Thank you so much! I am thrilled you stopped by. I'm always grateful for the support I receive from my fellow bloggers. I appreciate your comment and follow so much. Have a lovely day! XO!

  10. LOVE THIS!
    I think I might borrow it, if its alright, for the church girl's group I run for Mother's Day Gifts....

    I am very thankful to find your blog on the weekend blog hop :) I'm now following and can't wait to read more:)

    Hoping you'll stop by to say hi.

    1. Hi Karen! So glad you found me, and thanks a bunch for stopping by. I appreciate the love and support more than you know. I can't wait to read more from you as well. I commented on your blog and gave you permission to use/print/copy my poem for your Mother's Day Gifts. I AM FLATTERED!!! Let me know what the mother's think of them!! XOXO!

  11. Following from the blog hop. Love this post and love your enthusiasm. You put your hear in everything you do. By the way no chocolate chip and diet coke for me, my go to cup of coffee and granola bar.(haha:) www.cheermamadrama.blogspot.com

    1. Dearest Chrishelle, you are a sweetheart! (And you have the coolest name too!) Thank you for your kind words and for following me. I'm grateful for your support. I laughed when I read your comment about the granola bar. SO cute! That is definitely a healthier option than my beloved cookie!! HA HA! Thank you for the follow. I'm following you now too!

  12. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance. .Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that started last night. It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :)

    1. Lenetta! You are so pretty! I remember you! I follow your blog!! HA HA! I just added you to a circle on Google+ too! XOXO!

  13. Love this! I am a brand new follower, found you on a hop and glad I did. Look forward to reading more!
    Carrie @ justmildlymedicated.blogspot.com

  14. What a lovely, lovely poem! Found you via Dysfunction Junction's Blog Hop!

    I love Diet Coke. I may be slightly addicted...

    M x

  15. Ha! Little brothers should never issue challenges to older sisters. Love the poem and your blog. Can't wait to read more.

    I found you via the Aloha Friday Blog Hop and am following.



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