I have well-chronicled here my complete nonchalance in allowing my child to completely lose himself in his worlds of video games and fantasy programming. I am a laid-back mom of the highest order in that regard. We take time to read books, we go on outings, play hide and seek, and I make sure that I quiz him endlessly on his question abilities. But he he truly loves his video games and I think it’s cute and will help him have something to socialize with children his age. Besides, my parents were always trying to keep things (fun) away from me for “my own good” so it’s a parenting sore spot for me that I choose not to partake in.
And then there was this….
O. M. F. G. The kid is more obsessed with this game than he has ever been obsessed with anything ever. Seriously. And this child is a master of obsessing about something until the mere mention of it makes your eye twitch and your ears ring.
I can’t even return a text message without him popping his head up like a meerkat and chirping, “Iphone? Lego Scar Wars? Iphone? Lego Scar Wars? Iphone? Lego Scar Wars? Pway Lego Scar Wars? Iphone? Iphone? Iphone? Iphone? I want it. Iphone? Lego Scar Wars?”
Then the tears. Then the tantrums. Cue the drama for yo mamma. It’s gotten so bad that I literally have threatened three times today -alone- that if he doesn’t stop crying over it, I am going to take away all forms of technology for the rest of the day. “NO COMPUTER. NO IPHONE. NO MOVIES! I’M SERIOUS!”
Why, oh why, did I even download it? I should have known better, right? This is not my first rodeo. And no, I can’t erase it (I’ve tried) because he literally knows how to download it again (and you don’t need a code if it’s in your cloud– UGH). Which he does when he sneaks the phone off of the table when I’m not looking.
Yeah. *Sigh* Kids, ammiright? Can’t live with them, can’t sell them on the black market after a certain age….
Substitute “managing” for “parenting”….?
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