Today is a huge day.
But if you've come to my blog looking to see another mock draft for tonight's NFL Draft or my pick for the guy I think will have the biggest impact in the NFL (it's C.J. Spiller), you've come to the wrong place.
Sure, I'm working tonight for the first round, but this afternoon was all about "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work" day.
By the way, who made the decision to schedule two huge events on the same day? Actually, make that three.
Today is also Earth Day. It's easy to blame the government or the organizations, but it's more fun to blame ESPN for moving the draft to tonight.
But I digress. Since my daughter is closing in on 4-years old, I thought it was time for her to get a real taste of what daddy does at CBSSports.com on a daily basis. But then I thought ... maybe teaching her to watch TV, argue with collegues about Boise State, and writing features with Dennis Dodd wasn't the best thing to teach a kid in pre-K.
CBSSports.com had a nice setup for all the kids today, so Samantha got to do some coloring, work on the computer, shoot some video with host Lauren Shehadi and her favorite ... draw on the dry-erase board with markers.
After she shot video she said "Daddy, I need to go finish my work." Translation = go draw with markers. So a few more pictures before we shoot on over to Mommy's office. That has to be the first time somebody drew Ariel from the Little Mermaid on our whiteboard.
Since my wife's office is close, it was time to go see what work is really like. Sorry sweetie, there is no game room or flat screen TVs at Mommy's office. And there definitely won't be any conversations like "Listen, I don't care that Virginia Tech has a great defense, they aren't winning the national championship!" or "Tim Tebow sucks!" (I swear I hear that at least eight times a week here).
Even though I'll be up past midnight working the NFL Draft tonight, and anticipating a Steelers trade with the Raiders for Ben Roethlisberger, a few hours at work with my daughter will be the highlight of the day.
So just before my wife left at 5:30, she IM'd me that our daughter said "Mommy, I'm working. I'm doing my stamps and working. This is my office, just like you."
Change that to highlight of the month.