I got a 3DS for my birthday this year, along with a new puzzle game. I then promptly bought myself a Mario game because I'm old school like that. The kids, meaning the older kids, the ONES WHO ARE IN COLLEGE, want me to buy myself a Pokemon game so I can play with them. Because of course, they still like Pokemon. That phase has never ended, at least not yet, thus violating my rules of surviving parenting #2.
#1 This is a phase.
#2 All phases end.
#3 There is always another phase.
But then again, that is a rule for surviving, and Pokemon has given me many fine enjoyable hours of survival. So the phase may continue. Especially since Robbie likes to watch them play on their 3DS (which they bought for themselves, btw.). He is not ready to play himself on a 3DS, which is fine with me.
It is weird being up in a house where there are still two sleeping kids young adults. They aren't in school yet, b/c their college starts in September, so they get to sleep later than 6 a.m. (Nina says she's trying to get ahead of sleep before starting the overload of classes she has this quarter. I can't fault that logic, LOL.) I suppose I should say *our* college, since I put in my application for lifelong learner and hope to take a class this fall. While continuing to get ready for the GRE and other test I need to take to get into grad school. Ack. Enter panic mode and get off computer and start studying again. I took a practice test and would not have passed, so I continue to panic. Never mind the fact I hadn't started studying at that point, and did get over 2/3 right, so I may be worrying for no real reason. Besides, I would prefer it to be EASY, not stressful when I actually go take it for real.
Anyway, that's the real reason I won't buy a Pokemon game. Because... I would play it. A lot.
Addictively. At least for a while. And I don't have time for that right now. I'm going back to school. Yikes.