Napanee ON — “Faster daddy, faster,” screams little Ava to her father as he spins her and some other child on the merry-go-round. He doesn’t know who the other kid is but the dread on his face couldn’t be hidden when he saw her coming for a spin on it too. Nobody is quite sure of the appropriate speed when you are dealing with a stranger’s child but after conferring with the two, he felt good about going full speed.
He began with relative ease, pushing it to speed. As it gained momentum, the father spun it with all his might. His arms burning and heart racing, his own child yelled for him to go faster. With arms feeling like they are going to fall off, he said “sorry honey, not with someone on here that we don’t know.”
They both began yelling ‘faster faster’ which did nothing for his manhood. “No sorry, it’s time to stop. I could go faster but I don’t want someone else’s child to get hurt he tried whispering to his blurry child. I’m just going to go lay down in the sand here until it comes to a stop ok.”
As he regained feeling in his arms, the merry-go-round began to slow down. “Again, Again,” they yelled.
“No it’s lunch time, we have to go but next time we will go faster!”
He had just bought himself a little more time now before his daughter realizes that the little girl at the park had nothing to do with not going faster. #dadwin