Mama Diaries

Monday, December 31, 2012

Killed by the Ghost

I'm not really here.  I'm dead.  I was killed by a ghost.  (Which kind of makes me a ghost now, doesn't it?)  How did this happen?  Well, let me tell you the story. 

My son got a Wii U for Christmas.  He was busy playing one of his Mario games.  "Mama," he said.  "Come and play with me."

"But I don't like video games," I said.

"Aww, Mama, please!  It's fun!"

Reluctantly, I agreed to do this.  He handed me a control.  "What do I do with this?" I asked.

"Press the buttons."

Of course.  I looked at the gizmo and wondered why it was that kids have no trouble pressing random buttons while adults are afraid of doing something that will result in some kind of nuclear destruction. After examining the device carefully, I figured out what the buttons did.  "Okay," I said.  "I'm ready."

He started the game, Luigi's Haunted Castle.  "You have to kill the ghost.  I'm the ghost."

"Okay.  How do I kill the ghost?"

"Shine your flashlight on him."

I attempted to move the Luigi character.  I think he was drunk, because he kept bumping into walls.  He managed to kill a few random ghosts, but then the battery in his light burned out.  "Now what?" I asked.

"Go get a battery," my son said.

"What kind?  D? AA? C?"

My son looked at me like I was crazy.  "No, Mama! The battery is in the corner.  You have to move Luigi over there to get it." 

Oh. Right.

Unfortunately, I never made it to the corner.  The ghost popped out of nowhere and ate me up.  So now I'm dead.

Maybe I'll rise again after the New Year.  Maybe.


I hope you all have a fantastic New Year!  Best wishes for 2013! 

 

36 comments:

  1. Haha, I'm missing the gaming gene too. Maybe we should start some sort of support group for that.

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  2. I am so sorry the ghost killed you. My kids aren't small any more, but I remember when my oldest was very young and he was playing either Munch Man or Pac Mac (I'm showing my age here). I heard him let out a cry, I thought something terrible had happened to him. I ran to him only to find out that his last life had just got gobbled up. Poor thing, he was so upset.

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    1. It is devastating to lose your life to an animated figure! ;)

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  3. Kids are fearless. We should be a little more like that. Try it. You'll like it. *said it ghost-like voice*

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    1. Yes, now that I'm a ghost, I have nothing to lose!

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  4. My kids got a Wii, too. My son wanted to play it the other day, but I told him I needed to read the book first. He looked at me like I was nuts.

    Love Judy's comment! LOL

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    1. You can join the Moms Who Don't Understand Video Games support group, too!

      Yeah, Judy's comment was hilarious!

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  5. Great post but unusual.

    Happy New Year.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Ha! Yes, this is a demonstration of my quirky sense of humor.

      Happy New Year!

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    1. Aww! Tell you what, I'll come by your place and haunt you and Z boys. Then we can continue our friendly banter.

      Happy New Year!

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  7. LOL @ your description of pushing the buttons. I feel the same way. I am so lost at my kid's games.

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    1. We are going to start a support group for moms who don't understand video games. You are welcome to join!

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  8. See you should have found Mario, he always upstages Luigi. Happy new year.

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  9. If that's the only way to get a break, being a ghost isn't so bad.

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  10. haha...you sound exactly like me. My son is ADDICTED to video games. He's sixteen and a total gamer. He talks about video games even more than he talks about girls. haha. And I SUCK at them. I can't press the right stupid buttons to save my life. To make up for it I listen intently to all the plotlines and try to show enthusiasm when he kills the latest boss. ;)

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    1. I just don't get sitting on your behind for hours and hours moving animated figures around a screen. I have far more important things to do!

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  11. ha! thats great! didnt know there were ghosts in mario bros =)
    we are all sports and war here...
    happy new year!

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    1. I'm sure sports and war will be arriving at my pad soon!

      Happy New Year!

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  12. I was so into games that I felt like I was the character. I was a clumsy gamer, so I'd probably be a ghost by now too.

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    1. Wow! I would have never thought you were a gamer!

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  13. Lol! I need glasses just to push buttons so I stay away from games!

    Happy New Year!

    Nas

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    1. I'm getting there on the needing glasses part!

      Happy New Year to you, too!

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  14. I can't stop laughing about the battery. Lol. It's amazing how kids nowadays are great with all this techie stuff. It reminds me of that time when a toddler came to our house and touched our flat screen and started sliding her hands on it thinking it was touch screen. She was wondering why it didn't change the channel. :) Hope you're having a fabulous first week of 2013.

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  15. I'm getting caught up on blog reading and I see that you are now a ghost. Does that mean you now get out of housework and cooking? : ) Happy New Year!

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    1. Unfortunately, ghosts still have to cook and clean toilets. LOL!

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  16. LOL! At least your death wasn't in vain, since it led to an amusing blog post! ;)

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    1. It's always good to die for a good cause. ;)

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  17. Hilarious post to bring up new year wishes! Nice posts in 2012! I am sure u'll continue the same in 2013.

    BTW, I'd love to have u as opponent in my PS3 game of tennis and beat u in straight sets. That'd be lot of fun. ROFL.

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    1. Aw, come on. Don't you want more of a challenge? LOL!

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