Children and games

Published Tuesday 12 Jul 2011 5:06pm | 8
Tags: 360, Xbox, Child, children, baby, raise, raising, babies

I used to play games from the moment I wake until I go back to sleep.

I could wake at 5am and Play some Call of Duty until 2am the next day.

I could play at 11am or 11pm with the sound all the way up.

In fact, it wasn't even a 'could'. I 'did' that!

Ok, I'm 22 with an average wage job. I'm not fat. I'm active and I buy my own stuff.

9 months ago, something happened.

Well someone happened.

My daughter was born. Little Ella.

Usually people would say "All that changed". It didn't.

I'm still 22 with an average wage job. I'm not fat. I'm active and I buy my own stuff.

I still play games as much as I did before. I've just become smarter about play time.

I can't wake at 6am and play Call of Duty because the light from the TV will wake my partner who will glare at me as she does the night shift.

I can't play with the volume all the way up. In fact, I can't with the volume at all.

I've invested in some Turtle Beaches. It works well except for if a baby is crying... You can't hear the baby.

You can't leave your games down low because a youngin's favourite hobby is to pull DVDs and games out of racks.

I guess this is more a list of things I do during my daily activities. But, I feel some of you can relate.

I remember when my 360 was my baby. Now my baby is my baby.

It still does the same things. Play games. Grunts. Has fits. It can just move too.

It's kinda like a Kinect. It doesn't always do what you want.

If anyone is thinking about having children. Plan first.

Save. Buy a house. But a state of the art gaming room with child proof game cases.

I'm going to update my profile now. Last time I was on here, a child wasn't even a consideration.


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Comments Comments (8)

Posted by Takuyafire
On Wednesday 13 Jul 2011 10:39 AM
I...dont get it.

Congrats though?
Posted by Deanology
On Wednesday 13 Jul 2011 1:53 PM
life ey..
Posted by Kegz
On Wednesday 13 Jul 2011 5:18 PM
Congatz on your kid, I'm not sure exactly where you are going with this that it needed to be a blog rather than a normal post but good on you for writing one, we don't see them that often.
Posted by ChatterboxZombie
On Wednesday 13 Jul 2011 6:46 PM
"It works well except for if a baby is crying... You can't hear the baby."

I believe that's called "WoW Parent Syndrome"
interesting blog, can't say we get a lot of parents blogging on here lol
Posted by simcharles
On Thursday 14 Jul 2011 11:43 PM
I don't really know why I wrote this either... o_o
Ah well! Felt like telling someone what's it's like now! :)
Posted by NZGamerGirl
On Monday 8 Aug 2011 8:14 PM
I enjoyed reading this....I laughed at the baby pulling the games out bit because my baby does exactly really annoys my hubby who puts them in alphabetical order!!! But you are doesn't change...I still play games just like I used to, its just that now I have a little person trying to "help" me play them :)
Posted by count0nz
On Thursday 25 Aug 2011 5:30 PM
Congrats nice Blog Post...

Look forward to reading more.
Posted by ninja
On Monday 12 Sep 2011 9:26 PM
better to see the difference in the gaming lifestyle