Sunday, March 1, 2009
Play the game
The three year old wants to play a video game. He has the basics, but not the fine control to really play. He asks over and over and finally you give in. The toys are still scattered all over the living room. The dishes are still piled up in the sink. The laundry still is not folded. You feed the baby while playing the game. The game has taken over you whole day. You need to play the game. The game is calling to you. It is now a thing that has taken over you life. You have to get to the next level. You have to complete the challenge. You need the game. The child is sitting next to you yelling Patrick! Spongebob! It suddenly dawns on you that you have been playing a Spongebob game all day. Where has the time gone? What has happened to your day. You finally tell the three year old you have to get some stuff done. He fusses, but gets over it. Beware however. The second you sit down he wants to play again. No, you need some adult conversation and some time to relax. Now when you go to bed you are playing the game in your sleep. That has not happened since 1992 when you played Tetris nonstop for days on end. You would put pieces together in your sleep. No more game playing for a few days. You need to get away from the game. Not to mention you have had Patrick's voice singing where is thumbkin in her head for the last three days. ACK!