Soooo something kinda weird happened today.
But it was good-weird.
Maybe the best-weird.
I was feeling kinda bored waiting for Mama to pick me up after football practice, so I started playing the Papa Game.
It’s a game me and Stefan have been playing for forever. We usually take turns telling our ideas to each other. But since I was all by myself, I just kept it in my head.
It’s really easy to play. All you do is imagine all the cool different types of people our Papa might be.
Like sometimes, I imagine he’s a pirate, and he had to go away to explore the seven seas…
Or maybe he’s a superhero off fighting crime and saving the world. That would be AWESOME!
I think it’d be cool if he was a super strong warrior too… Maybe even a gladiator!
But my favorite is usually an astronaut… Off on some alien planet or something exploring outer space!
I know it’s kind of a silly game. But it’s nice to think about our Papa sometimes. And me and Stefan hadn’t played for kind of a long time, so I decided to try again.
But do you know what happened?
Every time I tried to think about our Papa, I kept seeing the same face again and again.
And he wasn’t wearing a pirate hat or a superhero cape.
He was just playing games with me, and sharing funny stories.
He was telling me how much he loves me.
I’ve been thinking about Jonas like a Papa for a while… But not like this. Like he’s my REAL Papa, y’know?
Or at least, the only Papa who matters.
Like I said, kinda weird… But it made me really happy too.
I just wish stupid Stefan didn’t have to be so mean to Jonas. I wish he understood…
Why do we need to keep waiting for our real Papa when we’ve got him?