Really, I try, but I just don’t understand them. For instance. Take XBox. How can they spend hours and hours playing a video game?
Now, the neat thing is our five boys play it over the internet. They all get together on the same “team” or “gang” or something like that. They seem to know which player is which. How can they tell?? They look the same to me! :shock: So we have 5 sons in different towns all playing the game at the same time. Together. Yes, this boggles me.
They talk to each other over their headsets. This handsome boy, The Impish One, the only one at home now, is busy concentrating on the game. And he’ll thank me later for the tricks I learned in photoshop to smooth out his skin and take out the remainder of a black eye. Don’t ask. It’s a sad fact that with 5 boys a black eye barely gets a nod from me anymore. But I digress.
I’m not sure what all these buttons do, but they push around on them and shoot things. (I’m sure a better mother would be appalled.) They laugh. They call each other names. They help each other get the other team.
They find out a whole lot about their brothers because they talk to each other the whole time they are playing! Then The Impish One will drop tiny remarks the next morning like “The Photography One has a big test today.” And I’m thinking, so why was he up playing on the Xbox?? Or “The Geeky One got a raise at work.” I mean, I would SO not know what is going on in their lives if not for the Xbox chatter!
It concerns me a bit that next year I won’t have any xbox players left at home. So how the heck am I going to get the inside scoop on them??? Somehow they seem to filter things they tell me, or just forget to say anything when I call and email.
Well, SuperGuy plays Xbox sometimes. But the boys say he sucks I’m not sure they’ll be inviting him to be on their team.
I’ll say this for The Impish One. He can grab a text message, read it, send one back, and not miss a beat on his Xbox game! Is that a good life skill to have???
They have so much fun doing this. I’ll be standing in the kitchen and can hear The Impish One laughing out loud while he’s playing. Always brings a smile to my face. They invite their friends. They have whole gaggles of teens and twenty something males all playing together. Who knew this would become a kind of community system.
Hm…the XBox Community…the Bloggging community. So similar and so different. Ways to connect with others.
I still don’t get the whole XBox thing. It makes me kind of dizzy to even watch the screen. I do play a mean round of boxing on Wii though!