From Super Dad to Klutzy Dad

My name is Chuck Allen and I long to be Super Dad. I want to love my children, have fun with them and enjoy every brief moment I have with them. Last week my oldest son, unknowingly, gave me my report card on being Super Dad. I had taken a day off from work and planned to spend the day at a nearby theme water park. My children go often, having season passes. I had not been in over a year. We arrived early and quickly got in line for the newest water slide. It was great! We then went to the wave pool and played around for a while before heading to another set of water slides. My oldest son and I had a blast riding what we thought was the fastest of the four available slides. This is where things went wrong. While getting out of the water I slid and one of my toes rolled under my foot. On top of the pain the entire toe was feeling, the concrete pulled off half of my toenail. I was very proud of myself for not crying as we walked around the park trying to find someone to bandage the still-bleeding toe. At one point while we were waiting for someone to help me, my son uttered a phrase no dad longs to hear: “Why is it every...

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