Saturday, June 12, 2010
Zeus, Apollo or just the Dad of a three year old?
The other night (morning?) at 3ish, my son called out, "Daddy, I need you!" about 15 times. So I walked into his dark room and asked if he was ok. I could see him sitting up in his bed, sucking his thumb. I touched his forehead lightly and, without a word, he laid back in his bed and fell asleep. It was then that I realized…I possess magical powers!
If I can make a human fall asleep with a single touch, what else can I do? I've often asked my kids if they want a magic kiss for their boo-boos. I thought it was a cute thing to say, but maybe my kiss is truly supernatural. So, today I sit here wondering how to use my magical powers. This business about the oil spill should take some kind of priority, I think. So...BOOM, oceans are clean. What’s next? Oh, I could magically make my daughter not want to try 15 different extra-curricular-after-school-things next year. Yeah, that's a good one. Umm, cure for cancer? Peace in the Middle East? No guilt from family members? 30 hour days? Done and done.
OK, the world's saved from evil. I now have six pack abs, a full head of hair, drive a Tesla S, and, most importantly, have a three year old boy who thinks (for a very short time) that I'm pretty awesome.