|Okay, I guess Buzz IS pretty cool.|
Lukas is finding a lot of things pretty "Cool" these days. That fact, coupled with my competitive nature, got me to wondering what would beat out what in a 3-year-old Sudden Death of Coolness.
So, when I came home tonight I pulled out 10 scraps of paper and wrote down 9 things that he has been pretty excited about recently. On, the 10th scrap I scribbled Daddy.
It seemed like such a great idea at the time. Not sure what I expected. Here's how the conversation went:
Me: "Okay Buddy, what is COOLER, robot or a submarine?"
Me: "No, if you HAD to choose which do you think is cooler?"
Lukas: "Well...a robot and a submarine!"
Me: "No, you have to choose one or the other"
Lukas: "Hmmmm. A submarine."
Me: "Good. That's what I meant. Now, what about Superheros or submarines?"
Me: "It's your choice. So, Superheros? Yes? Okay. How about Superheros or books?"
Lukas: "It would be cool if we could read a book about a Superhero driving a submarine Daddy!"
Me: "Well, you got me there. Yeah that would be pretty cool." "But that's not the game I'm playing. Now, let's try this again..."
It was a futile effort but I pressed on, not yet willing to concede that a 3 year old could simply consider everything equally cool. Or at least that it would usually be the last thing you asked him about. One moment a robot was cooler than a rocket, while the next it no longer was.
Finally, after several more choices I decided to just call it good. It seemed the game clock on my great idea had ticked down to zero.
Plus, in the Sudden Death of Coolness, although well behind Buzz Lightyear, Robots, and Rockets, at least Daddy was still higher on the list than rocks and stickers.