Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Kiss my Droid

When I see a Facebook status from a woman griping about her husband's love of video games, I can't help but be extremely thankful. I'm pretty sure Puff hasn't had a video game console since his brother's hand-me-down Atari in the early '80s.

After dating a little boy man for years who would stay up all night long trying to get to that hidden level or find a magic sword, it was a breath of fresh air to walk into Puff's house and immediately notice there weren't any toys or games of any kind to be found. It just blows my mind how people can get so wrapped up in those things and spend hours and hours in front of a TV immersed in that world. HELLO! What about the REAL world that is happening beyond your controller? Oh... and don't even get me started about fat kids who stay inside all day long playing them.

With all this being said... I think we've officially found Puff's equivalent of a video game obsession... his Droid phone.

I had to get up early this morning and when I came out of the shower, the bedroom was pitch black, except for the glow of the little phone, pressed up close to his face. I wish I had a dollar for every time I've told him that he's going to go blind playing with that thing. I understand the appeal to an extent, but when you've got a perfectly good laptop laying less than 5 feet away, why would you squint to read an article on a tiny ass phone? It just kills me! He's only had the phone a few months, but it's already annoying the crap out of me. He's on it when we're having quality time at night together in the living room. He's on it in the car. He's on it when we're walking around places. He's on it in the dark by himself at 11 o'clock at night. God dammit... I just want to throw that thing out the window sometimes!

Thankfully, Puff and I are on the same page with the video game system... there won't be one in our house. At least not until the kids are much older. And there won't be any handheld ones either, unless they're like a Leap Frog brand educational only toy. (Just like there won't be any DVD players in our car either!) But I'm also starting to think that our kid won't be getting a fancy phone either. Not until they can pay for it themselves. Heck... just in the past few months did I even get one with a keypad on it for texting! I have no desire to be THAT connected to the internet and email. Sometimes, a phone should just be for making calls!

Puff and I like to tell people (not to their faces, of course) who have more than 3 children to "Put the penis down!" And I'm tempted to start using that same philosophy with him... "Put the phone down!" Maybe if you did, I'd pick UP your penis a little bit more! Ha!

No comments: