Now a days, it is hard to get kids to play outside and step away from the TV or video consoles.
9:30am rolls around and lil man is typically up around then. We eat breakfast together while watching Scooby Doo or Tom & Jerry (or whatever may happen to be on). As soon as he is done with breakfast, "Mommy, my go play game now" comes crawling out of his mouth. Typically I will say "not right now, maybe later". Every 5 minutes he will ask to go play game. If he is not playing game, he is asking to watch cartoons. Boy, you got some board games, some coloring books, 2 boxes of Hot Wheels and Cars cars, and even an R/C truck. GO PLAY!!!! "Umm, no thanks" he will say. Really???
The thing is though, lately, I have found my husband playing Call of Duty: Black Ops almost every afternoon he wakes up before work and even most the evening on nights he is not working. My step son played a LOT of video games the 2 weeks he was on Christmas break and sometimes would even play online with my husband. Step son would be upstairs on the PS3 while hubby would be downstairs on the PS3. Yes, we have 2 PS3's in our house. We also have a PS2 system, step son has a PSP system and we still have my friend's Wii system which we plan on buying our own soon.
Also, lately, I have found myself playing a lot of Wii Strike Bass Pro Fishing as well as "Skill Ball" and "Darts" on "Game Party 2" Wii game.
Therefore, I have made another set of resolutions to take my son to the Aquarium, the Zoo, the Science Museum, the Library and other places (at least before he starts school this fall) to expand his mind PASSED video games.
|Just a SMALL collection of games we have for our downstairs PS3. You should see the PS2 and PS3 collection of games we have for the UPSTAIRS consoles!|