My husband wants a boy. We have three girls. The factory (for now) is closed. How do I know he wants a boy?
He plays football and baseball with the girls. The two-year-old does look cute carrying a football, and I laugh when they all three gang up and tackle daddy. But teaching little kids to become a bartender is crossing the line.
Barman Or Barmaid?
In my recent missive, Why Dads Should Not Buy Mac Games For Girls, I neglected to mention bar tending. As a Mac game.
Shoot ‘em up games are not how we want our children to step into life. That’s what I told my husband.
His response? Barman Hero. True to his promise, it’s not a shoot ‘em up game.
It’s a Mac game in a bar with a band. The bartender is busying sliding beer up and down the bar. More people come in, the band plays, the drinks need to be served faster and faster.
Mugs have to be filled. Then they have to be slid, slider, slud (pick one; none of them sounded right) down the bar for someone to pick up.
If no one is there, it’s a mess.
Scoring is simple. There are 20 stages and four bar scenarios, with a bonus stage between bars.
Special cans get extra points. Collect empty mugs before they fall off the end of the bar and get tips.
It’s already Mac OS X Lion Full Screen aware. And it comes with keyboard shortcuts.
Barman Hero is simple. And addictive. Perfect for a man. It’s a man’s game.
But it’s really not for little girls. First, they were upset because the drinks are alcohol and not juice. Then, they were upset at daddy because mommy wasn’t happy. Today he plays the game alone. Tonight he sleeps alone.