My dad wasn’t too keen on my idea of him choosing the winning article for each week’s chapter of Lucy’s Story.  He was whispering that it could jeopardize his health.  What a weird thing to say.  What does his health have to do with choosing between my article and my mom’s article?  Hmmm, ya know, sometimes you just have to play along.

Anyway, he came up with a great idea.  He’s going to flip a coin.  After noticing my quizzical look, he explained that even the Packers do it at the beginning of each of their football games.  Well, that’s all I needed to hear. 

My dad then told my mom about his great idea, and she laughed at him and called him a chicken.  There we go again!  What does a chicken have to do with any of this?

Before the three of us met in the kitchen, which just happens to be my favorite room in the house, my dad took me aside and told me to call heads.  He said that since my mom knew how to play this game that it was only fair that he let me know that heads is luckier than tails.  That’s my dad, always looking out for me.   

My dad says to my mom that since it was my first flip ever that I should call it and my mom agreed. 

I called heads and yeah, I won!  

My mom noticed my dad smiling and quickly putting the coin back in his pocket.  All of a sudden she said to him ‘that had better not be your two-headed coin, Mister’.  With that my dad burst out laughing and ran outside. 

Not sure what was so funny, but that’s okay ‘cause when they laugh together it makes me feel all warm and tingly inside.