Friday, February 5, 2016

No Sweetheart, I Don't Want To Watch You Play Video Games

I have nothing against video games. Just because I'm not game savvy and my kids think I'm pc ilitereate (see, I said pc, that"s tech speak right?) doesn't mean that I'm a gamer hater. But when my kids ask me to watch them play video games I cringe inside and grit my teeth while I say , "Sure sweetie". Parents really do have to sacrifice. They never say "play with me, Mom", no, they just want me to watch THEM play. I don't get it. What do they get out of it? I rarely understand what's going on, their explanations are lost on me, and they want me to choose which opponent they should fight next.  "I don't know! Just choose somebody already!"

Sooo...what am I really doing here? If they're not asking me to watch them play, then they want me to watch someone else play on YouTube. Even less exciting. Are there classes to help parents learn the basics of gaming? Gaming 101 or something. I really do want to find interest in it. Even maybe enjoy it. But I can't seem to break that barrier. Hypnosis! That's what I need

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