We have two computers connected to the internet – one is mine and the other is my son’s (both situated in my home office). Which has always been enough for the three of us now living in the house until now.
But I recently started an online game site because I thought it would be a bit of fun.
But it’s created a war in at our place! Everyone wants to use a computer now.
A couple of my son’s friends turn up at regular intervals wanting to play too.
My husband hangs around the office and says “You look tired – why don’t you go and have a rest?”
This is not because he loves me and cares about my welfare. No, it’s because he want me off the computer so he can have a go.
I don’t dare tell my husband if I’ve added any new games because he immediately wants to beat my high scores and take my trophies.
He and my son will battle over a single game for hours trying to beat each other. It’s a kind of bonding I suppose but they are so competitive about it.
The one thing I find hard to take is that they both plead with (and yell at) the computer when they’re playing games. I really don’t understand why they do it – the computer is not going to listen to them. Mind you, my husband has yelled at the TV for years and it’s never yet paid attention to him either …