The weapon is more powerful than kryptonite or a magic lasso.
Few would ever suspect that an unassuming dad who is regularly dressed in a business suit and loafers or a t-shirt and shorts, could be powerful enough to overcome the words, “I want mommy!”
It’s the unbreakable superpower of the Father-Daughter bond possessed only by Superdad.
Even though Supermom has ruled on the planet “Cling-on” for years, Superdad would predict, “It’s only a matter of time until I’m the favorite. There’s nothing more powerful than the Father-Daughter bond.”
That time has come.
I don’t know why I ever denied this superpower since I have the same bond with my own Superdad.
We enjoy one another’s company without bickering and offering unsolicited advice.
We actually LISTEN to each other.
I knew our daughter had been overtaken by the Father-Daughter bond after observing a change in her behavior.
She started watching the college women’s world series championship game over and over again, rooting for her father’s alma mater.
More time was spent in the Man Cave, not playing with her toys, but watching SportsCenter along with making demands like, “Hey mom, why don’t you dish us up a couple of bowls of ice cream and pour us a couple glasses of milk and bring it down.”
After witnessing that adoring grin on her face that stretches from ear to ear when she is holding her dad’s hand, I knew it was the end of an era.
The end of my rule on the planet “Cling-on.”
At least Superdog still likes me best, which just may be the next Supermom vs. Superdad challenge in our house.