Drooling Nap

My favorite way for them to pass out on me is when they just fully zonk. This little guy will fight sleep, he knows it’s coming and will squirm angrily, cry, and otherwise flap, trying to somehow get away from the monster also known as sleep…

But sleep wins in the end.

-FF

Gamer Training

She wanted to make a void elf character on my account. I can’t remember what chores I was doing at the time at this point, but I went ahead and said sure, go ahead.

Newbie then joined her, so we had small siblings partying up out in the world. I believe Superman and maybe Little Miss were also playing, but having these two young future gamers sitting side-by-side was the important shot for me.

-FF

Just… One… More… Turn… (Happy Birthday Civ!)

Welp, thanks for making me feel old…I started playing Civ from Civ II with a demo.

Sometimes seeing how fast I could “beat” the demo (by discovering gunpowder) and sometimes seeing how long I could avoid beating it (by avoiding gunpowder at all costs). Alpha Centauri, a spin-off game, saw a full play-through the night TJ was born because Redflare was in the hospital in a shared room so I couldn’t stay over and be with them.

Too excited to sleep, I spent the whole night from turn 1 to victory playing that game, waiting until visiting hours were available so I could go see them again. Through the years, Civilization games are my default go-to when I’m pinned down holding a sleeping baby. From TJ and Little Miss to Fireball and Potato.

I believe I held Superman while playing Civ IV, for example with Newbie likely sleeping with Civ V and Thunderer while playing “Beyond Earth” (another spin-off).

Hard to believe the game now celebrates its 30th anniversary.

So off we go now, for just… one… more… turn…

-FF