Saturday, January 10, 2009

VIDEO GAMES: DO THEY PROMOTE VIOLENCE?

This mom says yes, they do. Especially in moms. Today started out with a bang, a boom, and a thud--and that was all before my head left my pillow. I had a REALLY BAD HEADACHE, probably from all the yummy stuff the Santa Ana winds are blowing our way. I suffered through some much-needed house cleaning, and was looking forward to reading some blogs (hey, I can read with my eyes all squinty) and a nice, long, hot bath. Then these two, after playing a LOUD COUPLE OF HOURS OF CAR RACING VIDEO GAMES,
decided that they would play a round or seven of Nerf Darts. Notice the re-purposed Super Hero belt around the boy's head. He informed me that he was a Ninja Warrior, while my little princess (choke) said she was "just a regular warrior". They packed some peanut butter crackers and water in backpacks (seriously), and made the long trek up the stairs, where I was now happily reading away on the computer. To shoot at each other. Loudly. I was just about to suggest the backyard as a better war zone, when someone took a Nerf Dart to the eye. That led to a swift pop in the belly of the other with the injured's Nerf Gun, and after that all that could be heard was me, screaming for them to stop fighting by the top of the stairs. I think I may have mentioned something about knocking them both into next week. Possibly. Anyway, the two boobs left me alone for a little while in the tub, until I once again became BASE. Heavy sigh.

17 comments:

Yaya said...

Aw! I always thought I wanted a house full of boys that would rough and tumble with each other....these days I'm hoping for a house full of girls! ;)

Mary said...

I love it--my home is not the only one full of noisy "warriors" and video game fanatics, and their equally rowdy friends! Just when you start to believe everyone else got the "perfect" kids...

{leah} said...

Right now I wake up to three boys and all their blankets and pillows and stuffed animals in my bed. Eventaully the dog is there too.... Maybe I"m looking forward to Nerd Guns.....

The world needs more bubble baths, I hope you enjoyed it!!

joyceandnorm said...

BASE....hehe

I can hear them from over here. =p Glad they enjoy each other's company though.

Vodka Mom said...

that was hysterical!!

Yeah, I've usually got a houseful of screaming yelling fighting boys.

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope your head feels better! That sounds like you're trapped in a war zone!

Ms. Cupcake said...

Dropping by from sits. Haha! Funny. Happy Sunday!

Sarah said...

What an adventure! =] That bath was well deserved for sure!

Happy Sunday!

Vodka Mom said...

apparently there's a time difference when traveling across the country. Even if it's only on the web.


:-)


hahaha

Noah's Mommy said...

They must really love you...if you became base....Lol...love the post...stopping by with some SITserly love

Alexis AKA MOM said...

LOL I love it! Oh the joys of what I have to look forward to. Thanks so much for the bright future :).

Mac N Cheese ... YUMMY! I'm coming over that is my fav!

MindyLew said...

Isn't it something how when mom is in the bathroom it doesn't seem to matter but when they are in the bathroom they want their privacy?
Just pour more bubble bath into the tub and they won't be able to see you!!!Camouflage gear??

Joelle said...

haha awesome. I'm not looking forward to that phase :) Ah well. Happy Tuesday! Stopping over from SITS!

Complicated Mama said...

haha my son is only (almost) 4 and he alone does all of that... he pretends he's Iron man, and Batman and Spiderman... and he tangles & dangles up all of his little men in his baby sisters play mat.... and runs around like a mad man...lol

Boys will be boys.... and moms will lose their mind.... lol right? ha ha

Tabitha Blue said...

Oh the joys of motherhood!! Isn't it fun, always something going on... and I only have 1!!!

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:)
~Tabitha~

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Nanny Goats In Panties said...

HA HA!!! Well at least they play together! Even if it ends in a fight, they still come back for more.

Judy @ In His Grip said...

My home is no longer full of "warriors". They have all left my nest, there are days I wish thery were back, I may be crazy? Came over here from your comment on SITS, but in the picture of your two "warriors", I love the pictures on the wall above your stairs, very nice.