Tonight boy-child suggested that man-child sit outside in the garage and play wii to relax. Now one might think that that was a kind and thoughtful suggestion coming from a 7 year old, but he had an alternative motive. He wanted man-child to sit in the garage and play wii so that he could watch the game from his bedroom window. Fortunately for him, man-child was happy to oblige and out he went to play. When man-child came back in, he saw boy-child asleep, wrapped in his quilt, leaning over the toy box with his forehead pressed up against the window. No doubt there was a smile on his face as he fell asleep, he is sure to have sweet dreams tonight!
Girl-child on the other hand sleeps at the front of the house, she couldn’t see the wii game being played, but she was able to hear boy-child cheer and offer advice on how to play the game! Since the cheering was keeping her awake, she decided that perhaps she could play a game too. When I went to check on her, she was sitting up in bed with a tiny notebook in one hand and a pen (I think) in the other. Now naturally I assumed that she was drawing pictures, a common past-time, but that would be far too logical. In actual fact she was playing DS. She had drawn a series of buttons on the pad and was furiously tapping away. What the F%^#! – I don’t think that she has ever even played a DS!
Do you think that this is a sign that the kids, not just my kids but kids in general (around here at least) have way too many digital, online, gaming experiences?
In a completely non-digital experience, the kids fairy god mother gave them both new books tonight. The looks of excitement when they saw them were beautiful – they genuinely love getting and reading (or in girl-child’s case – looking through) books. They devoured a number of books with their fairy god mother this evening as I spent ages combing the knots out of freshly washed hair. It was perfect timing, the monsters desperately needed to have their hair washed as a result of yesterdays hair spraying fundraiser and I hate sending the kids to bed with wet tangled hair. It gave me time to de-tangle girl-child’s hair and braid it ready for tomorrow.