Alright, I'm just gonna come out and say it. I love video games. Seriously, there's almost nothing I love more than whipping some booty in a round or two (or six) of Crash Bandicoot circa 1996 or, EVEN BETTER, Mario Kart. So what if these games aren't, like, the hippest most happenin' ones on the market these days? They're sorta old school. Old school AMAZING.
OK, so I may not be your run-of-the-mill average gamer. But hell, I'm SURE there are loads of other women like me. In fact, check out these 6 unexpected types of moms that play video games, too:
The jealous mom: Every day, she watches her kids play for an hour (or hours, depending on how much of a break she needs) on their fave video game system after school. Little do the teensy tykes know that in the mornings, you know, after she drops them off for the school bus, she heads home and excitedly plays their Nintendo DS for an hour. Ahhhh, victory is hers.
The angsty mom: She may not always get her way around the house, but when it's time to pick up a video game controller, everyone knows who is the boss. Things exploding? Awesome. Shooting down criminals? The BEST.
The "I'm gonna school you" mom: Oh, the kids are interested in gaming but don't know how to play? The "I'm gonna school you" mom uses her past experience as a crutch. No, she doesn't crave gaming, but if someone just NEEDS to LEARN how to play? She will be there from dawn 'til dusk. It's her duty.
The totally tubular social mom: This is the mom who dabbles in Wii Fit with her kids and their friends. Does she want to workout and burn some cals? Maybe, but let's be real: that's not why she's in game mode. What she really wants is for her children's friends to go home and tell their parents how TOTALLY RAD she is. A few rounds of Wii Sports later: mission accomplished.
The retrotastic mom: This mom is ADDICTED to old school games (you know, like me). Anything that was first played on an Atari is fair game.
The Facebook mom: Have you ever heard of a little gem called FarmVille? Yup, this mom is addicted to that and every other playable aspect that the popular social network has to offer. Unfortunately, the Facebook mom is a whole lot LESS cool than the social mom, mostly because her friends are TOTALLY sick of her constant newsfeed updates. Sorry hun, no one in the real world cares that you got a "Pretty Garden" ribbon.
Are you a gaming mom? Do you have any friends that fit into these categories?
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