#^$&*@! video game!!

At the crack of crack when it was still dark out, Nate came and found me and woke me up.  "MOM," he whisper-shouted, "if I keep the volume down low, can I play the Staaar Warz game?  PLEASE?" 

I told him to see what time it was.  It was five till five.  AM!!!  I sent him back to bed, and he grumbled at me the whole way.  I didn’t have the heart to tell him that if he thought about it harder, he’d have figured that he could have just done as he liked and let me sleep.  He came in to ask if he could play yet about eighty seven more times until it was finally okay at 7 a.m.  I was so so so so sorry that we bought that game.  I’m really tired.  I may even go to bed at a reasonable hour. 

9 thoughts on “#^$&*@! video game!!

  1. TitanKT

    Wow, something VERY similar happened at my house today. My 4 y/o son is just bananas for Ratchet & Clank. Well, but, he can’t play very well by himself so most of the time he just watches me play. But, I don’t have time to sit and play a video game for hours on end… I have a job AND I go to school full time, I feel guilty when I play video games.

    Plus, after a while I’ll get stuck and get fed up with the game and then he cries and throws a fit when I turn it off… which has caused me to decide that he should not play video games AT ALL for maybe another six months to a year. Then, he can just play by himself and I’m not forced to be involved.

    Anyway… yesterday my friend came by and dropped off the Ratchet & Clank Strategy Guide that I had loaned her. Well, my son got a hold of that and he’s done nothing but peruse it ever since. My mom said she went into his room before 5am today and he was already awake, had used the bathroom and was sitting up with the lights on reading the strat guide. LOL! Oh well, I’d rather he sit and look at the strat guide than constantly pester me to play the game. I have a paper to write today… I don’t have time for video games.

  2. Jamie

    I can sympathize lol..The playstation usually makes me crinch and once I ‘ve had enough of the kids complaining about whose turn it is, or no one will help me.. thats it..its off till dad can get home and deal with it..of course the kids hate that cause then dad gets the first turn..lol oh and when we first got the playstation many years ago, hubby was UP TILL 5AM playing it..grrr..I won’t touch the video game…It makes me crazy…(but hubby will tell you thats not a hard to do..hehhehe)

  3. TitanKT

    Jamie, I’ve had that problem in the past, too… my son’s father was like that, staying up all night playing video games. Not a good use of one’s time if you ask me. I like video games and I enjoy playing, but the longest stretch I’ll ever play is about 3 – 4 hours at a time. Then that’s it. And I don’t have time to play every day, either. I play about once every three or four months, if that.

  4. Darya

    We are a little young for video games around here but I think young kids will always find a reason to wake you up at an ungodly hour to do something. When i was visiting my family in Russia we slept over my bil’s house (the mom is my bf) and my nephew woke me up at 4am (after heavy drinking the night before) to go play and watch a video in the kitchen. So off we went to watch and have snakcs untill the parents woke up and we all went to church.

  5. pangolin

    Wow, you are all so much more tolerant than I am. After the second time of being woken up, I would have informed the small person that *if* he woke me up again that morning, that the game would be given away to somebody else, permanently. If I were woken up another morning, the playstation would go away permanently. Works like a charm.

  6. Belinda

    I used to lie in bed in my room and call out to my parents, “Can I wake up yet?” until it was time. Now MY daughter just climbs over me and manually lifts my eyelids and says, “Mommy, you waking up?”


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