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Away on Business 2

2011 July 19
by distracted daddy

Going away on business

I was away on business again recently. It was the sequel to my previous business trip. It was Away on Business 2: Electric Bugaloo. Like any sequel it was bigger, longer, there were more explosions, less exposition and Megan Fox was replaced by a different actress.

This sequel was one of the good sequels and not the cash grab sequels. It was Spider-man 2 and not The Hangover 2. It was a good business trip. Even for a sequel.

Of course, I missed a lot of things about my daughter while I was away. Here they are in list form, because lists are easy.

 

The weight

Whether you’re picking her up for a cuddle or trying to calm her from a tantrum, you get used to that extra toddler weight. I was 24 pounds lighter while away. My toddler saddle bags were back home. Cuddling some bags of rice at the local grocery store doesn’t seem to cut it.

 

The voice

My daughter has this funny little toddler voice. She mispronounces words, slurs her speech, and is generally unintelligible 60 percent of the time. I was surrounded by completely telligible people while away. And never had to say “Daddy, doesn’t understand you” to any of my coworkers.

 

The tantrums

Just kidding. Moving on.

 

The wife

I also missed my wife. She’s my other half. The ying to my jelly. The yang to my peanut butter. And a mandatory inclusion in all blog lists.

 

The leg attention

When you have a toddler, your legs get a lot of attention. My daughter stands at my leg height. So when she hugs me, she hugs my legs. When she wants to get my attention, she tugs at my legs. When I’m away on business, the gams get no attention.

 

The alarm clock

My daughter is our alarm clock. She wakes up early and we wake up. I haven’t set an alarm in nearly two years, except when I’m away on business. When I’m away on business I have to set an alarm or get a wakeup call from the front desk. When I’m home my daughter is the wakeup call.

 

What will I miss when I’m away on business for the three-quel? It’s tough to say. If I follow the rules of most trilogies, then this list if just a teaser for the next list. And this list is probably going to be better than the next list. Stay tuned.

32 Responses leave one →
  1. July 20, 2011

    The image of you cuddling rice bags in the grocery store is really hilarious. Thanks for the short, sweet, funny post. Made me smile. :)

  2. July 26, 2011

    Glad you enjoyed. Only thing about bags of rice, not as wiggly as a toddler.

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    [roughly] 1/2 of the soldiers shit and pee in their pants and/or freeze the first time they encounter enemy fire. Tests with missiles are tests,

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