Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Still Alive!

Whew, it's been a minute since last I had anything of value to say here, and that doesn't look like it's going to change anytime soon. My wife is quite pregnant and high-risk and has been in the hospital for the past two weeks. The baby's not due until early June, and we don't anticipate her being able to come home until little Avery arrives. This means I've jumped headfirst into the role of SuperDad for the five kids at home, getting them ready for school in the morning, getting the two-year-old to her babysitter each day; off to work and then back home, pick up the two-year-old, make sure kids are getting their homework done, cook dinner, shuttle one or several of them to whatever activity might be scheduled for that night, do laundry, clean the house, take care of yard work, pay bills, get the kids ready for the next day... and try to find some time in there to actually go visit my lovely wife in the hospital.

Needless to say, there hasn't been much time for gaming lately. I've been scratching my fantasy-gaming itch with some Magic: the Gathering (I try to sneak at least one game in per night with one of the kids before bedtime).

Hopefully, we'll get to play some D&D with the kids on Easter. That's gonna require me to get ready, but I bet I can wing it. We'll see. We've got a ton of board games and card games and such to fall back on if I'm not prepared by Sunday. I've got a lot of work to do around here and my brain is not currently functioning well on D&D levels due to everything else that has to run through it, so it's kind of a crap-shoot.

And that's all the news that's fit for digital ink!


  1. Easter D&D=SuperDad for sure. Good luck with everything!

  2. Wow - lots going on. Best wishes to your wife and you for a healthy and happy new baby in a few months.

    I'm a dad myself and I work from home, so I end up taking on a lot of the responsibilities that you're talking about. But I have trouble keeping up with just one!

    Hang in there!

  3. Thanks for the support guys!

  4. Kudos for the hard work. I'm sure your kids will remember it as a special bonding time, even if the reason for it is very stressful. Keep up being a great dad!

    Also, I've found that Telecanter's Alabaster Tower is a nice, very prep-lite module. You can just plunk it down outside of wherever the PCs are saying and tell them that it appeared overnight. It is a thinking party's module, so I don't know how well it would work with young kids, but it is probably at least worth a look-over.


  5. Glad to see you still present on the blogsphere and not only on tumblr(still don't understand what that is.

  6. More than SuperDad from the sound of things. Have a blast with your Easter game and best wishes to you and your family.

  7. Happy Easter and best wishes to your wife and the rest of the family while you are expecting your next little package.

  8. You're still alive, this is good. I'm looking around for a way to get in contact with you for an event, but this is the best contact I can find. Care to shoot me an email?