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.
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