I often tease my husband by telling him that he tricked me…
When we were dating and first got married, he didn’t like video games. In fact, he’d support my rants about how these games were such a waste of time. And he assured me that he could never, ever be addicted like all of his friends were.
And I’m going to give up icecream for the rest of my life. 😉
I suppose we both have learned a thing or two from these mindless forms of entertainment. (Yes, this blog post will be slanted and taking on a side against video games. I make no apologies).
Nate has learned that video games are down-time and should never be played when there is work to be done around the house. Doing so results in a very agitated wife and no one wants that.
And I have learned that video-game time is a much different time than the time we recognize here in the real world. (Kind of like football-time). Nate will say that he’ll be ready for dinner in five minutes. That’s video-game time. In the real-world time, it really means twenty minutes. So I now use video-game time by telling him that dinner will be ready in two minutes… although there is really fifteen minutes left to go.
See, we’re both learning.
There is one thing that we’re sort of struggling with in terms of agreement, however. The future-children rule. I would like to completely get rid of the video games should we have children. I think that kids would be better off reading, running around outside, and using their own imaginations.
He’s just struggling with the whole getting rid of the video games part.
He’s not convinced that he has to do it right away, at least. I mean, small infants can’t be influenced to play video games.
That’s when I showed him this pic I took of our cat. Who would have thought that video games could have brought out such an exhausted, grumpy state in him. But they did. And so apparently, no one is safe.
And video games, in the end, really should be the ones to go. 🙂