PineFarmMom Posted June 18, 2009 Share Posted June 18, 2009 Over the past 2 months this has just been in my face!! My ds is 11. We have a Wii and allow E games only. He seems left out and in the minority because of our video game rules. I am so tired of being the only parent who has rules!! The first incident was one I posted about where a boy came to my home and took ds' friend to his house to play a video game and ds wasn't invited because they were going to go play an M game. It was beyond rude and ridiculous that these boys just abandoned my son like they did. Two weeks ago at church a boy told my ds that it is wrong that we have restrictions on his games, that we basically have no right to do that to him and he can't believe ds has to put up with that. This is the same child whose parents want me to hs him because they are having problems with him!?!?!?! Last night I drove for the church group and took a group of church boys with me. The ONLY topic in the car was video games, all games ds doesn't play, and it leaves him feeling left out. :( He just sat and kept his mouth shut as they discussed, for 30 minutes each way, Halo and Nazi Zombie and all these other games that are in the group ds doesn't play. It seems that if I won't allow him to waste his brain cells on nonsense like this then he won't have anything to talk to these kids about. I attempted subject changes but to no avail. Now today a boy from down the street has come down. He is visiting his grandparents. Ds has a friend over and the friend has guitar hero, which I'm allowing them all to play here. This new boy and ds' friend have just entered into a non-stop gaming conversation about all of these off-limits games. The boy wants them to go down to his grandparents' home to play a bunch of games I don't allow...so once again, we are saying no. The difficult part is that I know if I lowered our standards it would make it easier, but I know we can't...I don't want to adjust things to a worldly mindset. It's enough for me that we have even allowed a gaming system in the house. Between teen girls and the texting addiction I'm seeing and tween boys and their inability to have any type of intelligent conversation that doesn't involve video games, I'm ready to just throw in the towel and become a hermit family. ARGG!!! :rant: Rant over. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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