Look Busy

Our home is quiet.

The afternoon sun illuminates young faces focused on electronic devices.

Older boy is watching Discovery Channel's car guy show "Fast and Loud"; dreaming about someday owning some fast and loud ride.

Little girl is practicing her bullet blocking bracelet techniques in front of the television while imagining she is Lynda Carter from the classic Wonder Woman series.

Little dude is perched in front of the computer next to the bay window playing Nick Jr. games from the Internet.  The sounds of the cartoon bunnies Max and Ruby playing hide and seek are common here.

Meanwhile, I am sitting and reading a new fantasy football magazine I picked up.

"I can grab Donald Brown in the 9th round? Man, that is a steal."

I am certainly lost in thought.

But, in an instant, the calm and near silence is broken.

"Mom's home!" the little boy yells.

"Quick, everyone look busy!" the older boy directs.

Wonder Woman gets turned off.

Fast and Loud becomes...well...quiet..

The football magazine gets shoved haphazardly into the desk drawer.

The three of us then move in opposite directions to look for activities that will meet with approval from the Mrs.

The little boy never moves from what he is doing, and continues to click and find those hidden online rabbits.

"Hi mommy," he greets her as she pushes open the front door.

"Hello Luka.  Where is everyone else?" she replies.

"I don't know," Luka says.

And so, the other three family members pass the "busy" test, and live to goof-off another day.

Oh, the perks for Luka of being the baby in the family.

And, just a day in the domestic life of the not-so-hard-working Slamdunk.


Note: The Mrs. is an occasional reader to this blog--perhaps she'll miss this one.  

Mr. Busy Pinky signing off.  


Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt said...

HAHAHAHA! Poor mom. We always get a bad rap.

Em-Musing said...

Hahaha! Relaxing is an art form here in Mexico. No guilt allowed.

messymimi said...

Sounds like my house!

Miranda Hardy said...

Sounds like a very hectic household.

Pat Hatt said...

Sounds oh so hectic, you make the cat's life look busy haha

A Doc 2 Be said...
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A Doc 2 Be said...

Bwahaha... I am the mom, on the computer, trying to look busy!

(deleted other comment; I misread something)

JJ.in.Phila said...

This was recently cited on another site:

"Never confuse movement with action."

Ernest Hemingway.

Suz said...

Next time keep relaxing, and order her to relax with you. Get her drunk if necessary.

Carol Kilgore said...

Fun post. Bunnies rule :)

Brian Miller said...

haha been there and done that....smiles...too funny!

Bob G. said...

Sounds like you guys have this down to a SCIENCE...LOL.
Kudos to you all.

Well done.
(and if MOM ever catches the four of you...you WILL be...!!)

Stay safe (and keep cool) out there.

The Querulous Squirrel said...

This is a very sweet description of a day at home. Found you through wonderful Selma.

Clarissa Draper said...

All the members of my family are master "look-busy-ers". But, don't be fooled, women know what all the members of their family are up to all the time, even if we don't let on. ;)

Stephanie said...

LOL So now I know kind of what happens jst moments before I walk into the door:) Love it!

Rachel Lloyd said...

This is so WHY I so missed Mr.Slam Dunk. :) Too Funny!

Reggie said...

Brilliant! You had me in stitches here.

Sooo glad you're back!

Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt said...

My younger teen recently said in the oh-so-sensitive-way she has that all I do is sit and type at the computer and that Daddy makes all the money. She has since retracted that statement, but I am sure there's still the illusion that mom does nothing.

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Too funny and so true... how many times did we do this with the babysitter when we were little, "Quick! Your parents just drove in, get in bed and pretend to be asleep!"

Lisa said...

LOL! I do this when Entrepreneur comes home!! Good to see you back. Hope your summer is going well.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Really very bad of you all, trying to hoodwink wonder mom into thinking you all are busy ;)

I too do that some time.

Maxi said...

Gotta tell ya, Slam. We moms are wise to that one. It's been going on forever.

The Mrs. may let you guys off the hook, but she isn't hoodwinked.

Blessings to you and the family - Maxi

Stina Lindenblatt said...

LOL You sound like me. Husband comes home and I make sure he knows the kids did some homework (during summer vacation) so he won't notice the house is a mess. :D

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Momma Fargo said...

Haha. Love it!