Sunday, March 29, 2009

Diner Dash Addiction Spreads

For years now, Mrs. Stickman has been addicted to computer games designed for 3-5 year olds. I have always mocked pointed out to her that these games seemed designed for a slightly younger crowd than her. Though I have always enjoyed watching her play them. She gets so excited, and its so cute.

One of her most favorite games has always been some various form of the game, Diner Dash. The most recent variation being the Sponge Bob: Diner Dash 2 version. It's one thing to play Diner Dash, but Sponge Bob?

Well, yesterday morning I was on the computer, and I was bored. I checked for a good poker tournament to play in, but nothing was starting for a few hours. So, I decided to try to cure my boredom by playing her game.

It took much coaxing to convince her to let me play it - promising that I wouldn't ruin her score or pass the next level for her. Which I would never do because I love to watch her after she passes a level. Such a big smile. She gets so proud.

I'll tell you this right now, though. That game is addicting!! I totally see how she can just play and play for hours. Did I feel like a five year old? Sure. Did I care? Not one bit. I was dashing around that diner like The Flash. But I still kind of sucked at it.

Does this mean that I will stop "mocking" her, as she believes that I am doing - which I'm not? Of course not! I will continue to mock point out that the game is designed for children. I will also continue to tell her that I was only playing it so that she would stop thinking I was mocking her, and see that I support her in her baby games.

In reality though, I loved playing that game thought it was a retarded game. I will definitely get up in the middle of the night and sneak downstairs to a computer so I can play it without her knowing it never play that game again.

Moral of the story: Don't mock it till you try it. Moral of the story 2: Don't try it so you can keep mocking it.

Stickman Out!

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