Saturday, May 31, 2008

Video Game Madness

As if it wasn't enough for Brian and Sean to be addicted to video games, now they have gotten Justin hooked. And let me tell you, they sure are smart. They give Justin an old controller so that he leaves them alone. Justin sits down with them and feels like one of the big boys with his own controller. And if you don't believe that he thinks he is really playing - just look at the pictures below! Right now the Wii has taken a backseat to Playstation 2. Brian and especially Sean want to play Lego Star Wars morning, noon, and night!

I have to say that I love the game too! It is a two player game, but it is different because you can play the game together as different Star Wars characters. I think there are even some things to be learned from the game besides improving hand eye coordination. I have taught the boys that Mom can hang while playing video games. And more importantly we are also working on dismissing gender roles. In the beginning when I played, the boys insisted that I play as Princess Leia. And since she is the only female in the game, I was not 'allowed' to play as anyone else!

I think they might have witnessed a little steam emanating from my ears. I will give you the short version and just say that the Princess turned on her teammate and kicked some serious Stormtropper and then Jedi behind! Let's just say that they learned a good lesson. After seeing the powers that a woman can have, I have now seen them playing as Princess Leia! I am going to make them into good men, even if I have to 'blow them up' along the way to teach them a thing or two!

Justin snags a controller
working the controllerWoo-hoo, cleared the level!getting mad just like the big guyssnack break

15 comments:

Chris said...

What great pictures and it sounds like a great time was had by all playing games!

Visiting from NCLM . . ..

SAHW said...

He's sooo cute! :) We used to use that trick with my little cousins too. ;)

Alyson & Ford said...

He's adorable! Yes, they need to know that women are strong and capable and someday they will love one enough to take care of her forever (for the "better or for worse" commitment).

Have a great week!
Alyson LID 01/27/06 IA China

Sam said...

Oh that is too cute!! I suppose it keeps them quite for a suitable length of time!!

korechronicles said...

Such a cute little gamer you've got there. Same weakness for snacking while doing something challenging that I battle with.;-)

Here with NaComLeavMo and thanks for your comment on my blog.

Lost in Space said...

Cute pics. Glad your older boys are able to include your little guy in their games.

JuliaS said...

Love the pictures! All boy and his toy. :0)

Happy NCLM!

katedaphne said...

Your blog -- and your family -- are so cute. Good for those nboys to see how tough we females are!

and thanks for commenting and offering support on my blog!

Michelle said...

So cute! Just like the big kids!

Kathy V said...

He looks so cute. You can see he is really trying to concentrate on the game in the one picture. Great fun.

T&W said...

Your boys are darlings. Bet they can't wait to teach their little sis a thing or two.

Nit said...

Hola from NCLM :)

Justin is absolutely adorable!!! I just want to cuddle him & squeeze his cheeks all day :)

Rachel said...

These pics are hilarious! I love that he thinks he is really doing it! So cute!

al2o3cr said...

Visiting back from NaLeavComMo...
Those are ADORABLE photos of your son! How cute!
<3

E_Sharp said...

So cute!
I wonder what the battles will be like when he realises that his controller isn't actually plugged into anything!