Thursday, January 11, 2007

Could I be a winner?

If I'm going to be honest, and I might as well be if I'm writing this blog, I'm pretty geeky. Oh, I signed up to be a part of the Crazy Hip Blog Mamas within the first month after I started blogging, but I'm really just faking it as a "hip" Mama.

Here's the thing. I like video games. It started waaaay back in the '80s when my parents brought home this newfangled device called an Atari 2600. My entire family developed what is called the "Atari thumb" from playing those basic games...Combat! Donkey Kong, Pac Man, Asteroids, Space Invaders. Even with the (by today's standards) HORRIBLE graphics, those games were addictive.

Later, my brother bought game systems like the original Nintendo, and Sega. I can't even tell you how often I spent an entire day and into the night playing Super Mario Brothers because I didn't want to quit and lose my great game. (Back then you couldn't save your game!)

This Christmas, my kids each received a Game Boy Micro. They were from their grandparents, but I bought them with money that those grandparents sent to us. M got a Finding Nemo/Monsters Inc 2 pak game while K got Super Mario Brothers.

I have a confession to make.

I think I've played their Game Boys (emphasis on the BOY as M calls it) more than they have. Okay, so Christmas Day "we" brought their Game Boys along. Um, I might have spent, oh, 2 hours or more playing their games. Oh yeah, and when they came to ask to play their games...I shooed them away.

Bad Mommy.

So now I see this contest at CHBM where the winner receives a Nintendo DS Lite and the Brain Age game. All I have to do is write a post on how this will make me a hipper Mom in my kids' eyes.

Hey, if I have my own game to play and let them play theirs...how much hipper could I get? Try playing a PINK Nintendo DS. Oh yeah, my daughter would be turning GREEN with envy.

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Anonymous said...

heather,
you are better than me, atleast u could figure out the games. i had to read the parent manual that came w/ sonya's leapster to even figure out how it works. the games were beyond me-just don't have the patience to sit and play them. the graphics on the leapster still don't have the best resolution. how about the Boy?
sumedha

Waya said...

Good luck to you Heather! I hope you'll win that. I remember the first computer we had was the "Commodore 64", remember that one? I spent a lot of time playing games after college when I didn't get a job right away. Good education at work you know.

 
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