One day, my son Alex told me that his friends thought I was, “Cool!” Oh, yes, the “Cool” factor! I’m often surprised when someone, anyone really, considers me cool. I don’t try to be cool. I guess I just am. So I asked my son why they thought I was cool. His friends said I was cool because I watched professional wrestling with my sons. This may sound strange, but it’s actually my way of bonding with my sons. What else made me cool? I loved riding on roller coasters with my sons! Well, it’s the only amusement park ride that doesn’t make me nauseous so I took them to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, where they have the most roller coasters of any amusement park in the world. LIkewise, I liked the fact that I was having fun and being cool simultaneously. Oh, yes, I also took them to Skatopia, a skateboard paradise that appears in a Tony Hawk video game. Okay, I had fun going there, too. And I have the pictures to prove it! I was cool for buying my sons an X-Box 360 before anyone else had one. However, I lost some “Cool” points because I don’t play any video games with my sons. That’s because being cool is so demanding. I’m sorry, but I can’t be cool 24/7/366! (I’m so cool, so often, that I pack in 366 days of cool into every year, not just leap years!)

Cool, Dad!