Sometimes, Duty Calls

If you’re of the “Dude, where you been at the last few days” frame of mind, I am here to shed glorious light into the shadowy recesses of your questioning.

On Monday and most of Tuesday, I was in beautiful Denton, TX (and by “beautiful”, I mean “North Texas-y”). A customer for the day job needed some stuff setup and, thus, off I went.

And yes, this is usually about the time when I give you one of those fancy pictures from the airplane.


But not this time. As it turns out, The Attitude (pictured above) was overrun with disappointment last night when he realized I would not be home for our typical 15 minutes of Bad Piggies before reading and bedtime.

What’s that? You don’t know what “Bad Piggies” is?  Here’s a link that will answer all of your Piggie-related questions. Go forth, click it, and become learned upon the matter. Then download the game. Make it so! For people with any sort of builder/engineer tendency, this game is approximately seventy billion times better than a Birds game of any temperament. And it totally Crushes that one Candy game to a fine sugary powder* that will get stuck to your shoe.

Anyway, where was I? Oh, yeah, The Attitude. When I got home tonight, there was little time for anything but to slip into the usual weeknight routine.  There was a dinner to be enjoyed as a family, practices to taxi to and from, meetings of various kid organizations to attend, etc, etc. And at the end of all of that, when the dust settled, baths had been taken, and pjs were donned, I was tired from travel, weary of the demands of the nightly routine, and generally just ready for my day to wind down.

That’s when the face you see above came to me with my Kindle Fire HD and asked for a few minutes of Bad Piggies before reading.

For those of you scoring at home, it was also the same moment my heart did that thing the Grinch’s did.

We played our customary time of Bad Piggies (I might have even allowed a few extra minutes) before reading a familiar, cautionary tale about little pigs and pancakes.

Over the past two days I’ve spent hours at a customer and fifteen minutes helping my son build rickety vehicles for digital pigs.

I hope I managed to fulfill both duties effectively.

I’m certain I don’t have to tell you which one was the more satisfying.


*Disclaimer: I’ve never played this Candy Crush Saga business, so I really have absolutely no basis upon which to make such a claim. I stand by assertion.

4 thoughts on “Sometimes, Duty Calls

  1. Don’t make me quote “If You Give a Pig a Pancake” in its entirety. I can pretty much recite the whole series by memory. Thanks, babysitting!


  2. I don’t know anything about candy crush either, so don’t feel bad! So far, I have only played video games with Noah and he is much better than me!!!! 🙂


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