Last night the kid and hubby played Super Mario head-to-head for almost an hour. They were having a lot of fun. That was obvious from the laughter and threats of death the kid made to her father.
Imagine my shock when I shut the game down so she could go to bed.
"But I didn't even want to play, Mommy!"
"I only played to make him happy."
"I couldn't say no 'I'm not playing with you' because he is the parent"
Since I wasn't born yesterday, I sent her to bed anyway. And made a new rule - the DS can only be played on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. To which I got a "thank you, Mommy!"
Yes, my husband forces our child to play video games. And if you believe that - want to buy some swampland in Florida?