M: “Josh how did you sleep last night?”
J: “I had a bad dream. I dreamed a giant spider was chasing me and Jasmine and then it caught me and made me cry.”
M: “That sucks!”
J: “Dad, if we ever see a spider that is so big we can’t squash it can I use your fighting stick (my old bo staff) and you get your Dragon Sword (an old decorative sword stashed in our garage) and we will smash it and chop it’s legs off together?”
M: “Sure and I tell you what, if you want I will bring my fighting stick and Dragon Sword into your dreams and we can hunt for spiders and chase them and chop them up! All you have to do is imagine me into your dream.”
J (massive hug): “That’s a great idea, I can’t wait for another spider dream when you and me will attack the spider – then I won’t be scared at all! I love you dad!”
… makes me feel like father of the year.