Rotini and the Parent

I’ve been trying to get this rotini to be parented to the block above, and moved to the right where it interacts with the cube obstacle. But I don’t know when to go into the game engine or render mode, and before I know it the rotini completely disappears when I press P! What will it take to get a soft body to be anchored to a moving object and interacting with static objects?:spin:
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