With my eyes squinting from the light, I stepped out of the dark sanctuary of my bedroom and into the bright, cold hallway. I didn't stumble far until Dad popped his head out of his room to greet me. I was surprised to see him in there still and not down on the couch, where he often is hours before we are awake.
Have you seen the Bowflex Revolution?
I didn't really know what to say. I was still half asleep and I probably looked confused.
Well, have you? Have you seen the Bowflex Revolution?! Dad grinned. He stood sideways in the hall and flexed his arm muscles.
Dad...would you please go back in your room for a bit? I have to get ready for work.
Oh! Where's that? In here? Is that where the Bowflex Revolution is?
Yes, Dad, that's where the Bowflex Revolution is.
It was nice to see him in a good mood, even though he almost seemed delirious. Since Dad was probably up for several hours before I stepped into the hall, I imagined he had been watching infomercials for the same.
In the future, I will have to be careful what channel I put on for him when he goes to sleep each night.