Last night in bed Candice and I were chatting quietly, listening to Oscar breathe and make little noises.
She told me that before coming into the bedroom she was feeling annoyed and that all these little things were making her angry. She couldn’t fix the back screen door after it had come off its tracks, she found a stain on the leg of a clean pair of pants she was planning to wear today and she was battling with the fact that it was late and that she had to start back at work in the morning after a 10 day break.
She told me that she had walked into the bedroom with all these feelings of frustration but when she shut the door behind her she could hear Oscar. He was making tiny soft noises, almost like little sighs with each breath. I opened my eyes to see her leaning over him, peering into his bed. I asked her what she was doing and she replied that she was just listening. She climbed into bed and explained that all the negative feelings she had just minutes earlier were now gone. It’s like Oscar somehow washed away all the anger and frustration she had built up inside. Suddenly all that other stuff didn’t matter anymore.
There can only be one explanation for this. Oscar has magic powers.