My Mom Doesn’t Play Games

Having written the title of my latest brilliance on my giant white board, my 16 year old walks past and says, “That isn’t about you is it?” When I responded yes, he looked at me enquiringly??? I said, “Of course it’s about me.” He looks waiting, waiting, waiting. . . Then I had to confess because as a homeschool mom he SEES what I do all day and he KNOWS I play games.

It is about me, it’s about what Troy said to me while I was sitting at my desk fixing to work. Troy is the 4 year old I watch and he innocently asked me what I was doing. I told him I was playing and game and he very matter-of-factly said, “My mom doesn’t play games.” Well of course your mom doesn’t play games! She works two jobs, is going to school and trying to buy a house!

So, once again I deleted the games I liked on my phone (of course leaving the dumb ones for the kids) and went one further and canceled our Direct TV. Take that baby and let’s all get outside and get stuff done! You know just reading that, that we’ve had a much better week this week because I’ve been on my real game which is moving the herd through the adventure of living a real life.

They creep up on you, those games, and before you know it you have a couple you “like” and you start planning your activities to get stuff done quickly while you’re waiting for the next “life” the game will give you. I know, I know, it’s not “life” but I’ll be honest and say I won’t entirely give them up but having this awesome reminder that I’m spending enough time wasting away again in gameville that a 4 year old notices and I get to delete everything and reboot is awesome.

The moral of the story is – if you’re stuck and someone points out you’re stuck be honest and get unstuck so you can play the real game in front of you.

Quote of the day – Mother Teresa – If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.

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