Wednesday, April 6, 2011

'Sudden Death' of Coolness

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?"

Lukas: "Um...both!"

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?"

Lukas: "Um...Superheros?"

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.


SciFi Dad said...

Sounds like Daddy needs to start wearing his underpants on the outside and driving a submarine to work.

Jack said...

You'll be cool for years to come and then you just won't. ;)

Lady Mama said...

I'm sure Daddy will always be the coolest. (even if he won't admit it when he's fourteen)

Steve said...

Great post. There's something adorable about his concept of combining them all rather than comparing them.

My 3yo pretty much always goes with the last thing I said, unless there is a chocolate option.

Captain Dumbass said...

That's pretty good, because you can do a lot of cool things with rocks.

FilmFather said...

As a fellow father, I'd like to hope that Daddy at least tied with superheroes...

Jason said...

Sup LIAYF. I'm usually okay with coming cool after a guy like Buzz, Boba Fett, or Iron Man. 'Cuz, I mean, I don't have any of those cool suits.
And while I agree with the Captain, that only applies to them in their natural form. I lose out to polished rocks, every time.

The Cheeky Daddy

Kevin McKeever said...

I'm not sure I could ever top rocks.

Mrs. M said...

Haha...well you gave it your best effort. Someday you might move up a notch or two on that list. :)

Knatolee said...

A submarine named Daddy, I like that. And the little guy is growing like a weed. He looks like a little boy now, not so much a baby/toddler. :)