It's not quite a lost weekend, yet, but I was oblivious to most of what was going on around me and to the passage of time yesterday, all because of a video game.
Friday, DH, Blaze, and I went to Best Buy to find headphones to use with the laptop computer. We found the set I wanted, but I also purchased a game for Blaze's PlayStation II from a clearance bin.
I don't usually play with any of the PlayStation games we have, but this one seemed like something I'd enjoy. I also thought it would be a nice treat for Blaze, because I'm giving him this coming week off from homeschooling as his Spring Break, even though we won't be going anywhere fun ( the logic behind this being, that then when I have my Spring Break, I can use that time to focus on Blaze's education).
Unlike many of the games out there, this one seemed so sweet and innocent. The object of the game is to have a successful farm.
Blaze and I played together for awhile Friday, but yesterday, I decided I wanted to try a farm of my own, so we took turns.
It is a sweet game, don't get me wrong, but it is a terrible time suck. I had no idea how long we were playing. The only time the game was turned off was when DH reminded me around 5:00 p.m. that I had wanted to go to Lowes to buy manure to put on the real garden, and at 11:00 last night when DH told us how late it had become.
When Blaze tried to go to sleep last night, he said all he could see when he closed his eyes was the game, and I had the same thing happen.
I think in the future, we will need to set a timer when we play.
Today's plan is to go out and do some real gardening.