So, another Christmas has come and gone. We put the tree up late. We wrapped the gifts a day before, and were forced to listen to our over-excited 9 year old pacing the passage all Christmas eve long. I think I may have fallen asleep at approximately 04h00 and she was still playing in the dark, in her bed (like I could let her prowl the house alone?!)
Off course, we were kicked out of bed at about 07h00, at the in-laws at 09h00. Yikes. By 11h00, Casey reverted to a demonic state from exhaustion, testing the theory that parents love their kids too much to kill them.
After the obligatory eat-as-much-as-humanly-possible and slave labour that is part and parcel of the Christmas clean up, the necessary nap out of the way… guess what I had to do? Play a TV game. Yip. PLAY A TV GAME (well, playstation, but hey, tv is tv, right?)
Waldo bought me a beautiful cover for my ipad, which is exactly what I wanted. He also happened to buy me a Playstation game. Now don’t get me wrong, I love games, but not when I have something else to do. So here I am, reading my awesome book which has me sitting on the edge of my seat, when Waldo comes into the lounge and asks: “Aren’t you excited to start playing your game?” His hopeful expression has me ashamed, so off course, I put the book aside, pretend I’m an idiot who doesn’t know how the playstation works and asks for his help with getting the game started. (This is the perfect excuse for not ripping the thing open and starting right away, off course)
Even more impressed with himself for helping me out, he sticks around for over an hour while I play, when he finally disappears into the computer room, I finish the scene, shut off the game and continue with my book. He comes out again and looks so disappointed that I’m not playing anymore. I come up with a lame excuse of, I feel tired and my eyes need a break. (I can’t believe he fell for that!)
The next day, I’m sitting, reading the next book in the series when he comes out of the computer room,”I thought you were playing your new game? If you’re not playing…” This folks, means he means to play another section of Uncharted 3. Which is AWESOME. So I paste on this look of *damn, but first come first serve* “I just wanted to finish this chapter, but if you wanted to play… I can play when you’re done” I’ve been able to get away with not playing for two days… Guess I’m going to have to come up with new excuses or just finish the bloody game. *Sigh*