Chuck Norris is my fatherFor reasons I cannot remember (probably just to mess with my him), when I was 10 I told my 6 year old brother that our father was Chuck Norris incognito. I'm sure I made up an elaborate tale of sorts, explaining why the Texas Ranger had moved to Ohio and started a family as a cover story. I remember telling him we would be in great danger if anyone ever found out dad's secret. So we agreed to never speak of it again. And I forgot all about it.
A little over a year later our neighbors sold their house and moved. A man bought it and moved in. He was a big man, older, had tattoos and a motorcycle, and listened to loud rock music all the time. Not long after he was moved in my brother came to me very worried one night.
"I think they found dad." he whispered.
"Who? What are you talking about?" I asked, thoroughly confused.
"Mr Legg, next door. I think he knows dad is Chuck Norris. And I think he's a bad guy."
I laughed until I cried. And then I told Tyler the truth.
Now as (semi) adults we have a tradition of getting our father Chuck Norris tshirts every year for Christmas. My father has no idea why. And he hates them, so it makes it that much more fun for us!