The Therapy Sessions
Thursday, May 06, 2004
A scene from fatherhood...
"Come here, Tyrannosaur T-Rex. I'm gonna rough you up!"
With a roar, Daddy makes his move.
With just a few ounces of effort, mightly superdad reduces the son to a flailing giggling mass of arms and legs.
But the son refuses to surrender....
Careful! WATCH IT!
But it's too late: mighty dad suffers a quick, crushing kick to the kryptonads.
Daddy goes down as the power drains from his body. He sinks, limp and powerless to the ground. Time stands still. There is a ringing in the ears, shortness of breath, and watering eyes.
Son is on Daddy's back, beating a dead horse.
"Daddy, Giddy up! Come on, Daddy!"
"Daddy's done playing, Sean. Daddy has to rest."
Daddy crawls to the bed, where he thinks for a long time.
All the while, Son pesters:
"Daddy, you feeling sick? You gonna puke?"
Oh, the joy of being a father.