Mama Diaries

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Day the DS Died

It's a dark day in my little man's world.  Bubba's beloved Nintendo DS has bit the dust.

"Mama," he said this morning.  "There's something wrong with my DS.  The light won't turn off and I can't work the controls."

"Maybe it needs a break," I suggested.  "You play it all the time."

"No, Mama.  It doesn't need a break."

"Okay," I said.  "Let me see it."

He handed it over.  I tried pressing buttons.  It didn't do anything.  Then I gave it a good whack, because that always seems to do the trick.

"Mama, you're going to break it!"

"Um, Bubba, it's already broken."

He gave me one of his sad faces.

"You're going to have to live without it," I said.

He walked away, feeling completely dejected.

Maybe he'll get an early birthday present.  But for now, I'm going to let him suffer the loss of his beloved DS.  (I'm such a heartless Mama!)

22 comments:

  1. Aw, poor Bubba. He's so creative, though, that I'm sure he'll find something else to do right away. :)

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  2. Sometimes separation heightens appreciation :) (That was profound, wasn't it?)

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  3. Maybe you didn't whack it hard enough haha he must have really played the crap out of it for it to die.

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    1. I think the thing is an extension of his body!

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  4. Awww, an early birthday for him would be nice!

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    1. I went out and got him one. I'm sure he'll appreciate it.

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  5. Oh poor lad, an early birthday present would be grand after he has got over his loss.

    Yvonne.

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  6. Poor guy. Early birthday presents are such a temptation!

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  7. I'm the mean mom whose kids didn't have Nintendo when all the other kids had it. Now they thank me for not allowing it in our house. Favorite Young Man's young lady friends have thanked me because he's not addicted to gaming like all the other guys. I think this turn of events is good for Bubba. I wouldn't be in any rush to replace the broken item.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I should've read this before I went to the store. :) I'll put limits on his time, though.

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  8. RIP, Nintendo DS! At least Bubba still has his worms to keep him entertained...

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    1. Ha! Yeah. Worms are almost as good as a Nintendo DS.

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  9. haha...You "fix" stuff the same way I do. If a good whack doesn't fix it, I'm at a loss.

    Nice to see you over at my site today. I'm trying to slowly follow all the sites I was following before, but it's a process. this is Tamara btw, from One Magic Bean Buyer. I'm at "Behind These Pages" now with my friend and CP, Karen.

    Nice to see you again, Sherry! Following under my new name...

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    1. Glad you told me, because I would've never recognized you in your disguise! ;) Great to "see" you again, too!

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  10. Much as I feel sad for Bubba, on the upside, it would be a great time to explore new games. I'm sure he will easily find fun projects to do.

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    1. Yes. With his creativity, I'm sure that won't be a problem.

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  11. awww i know he will miss it, but i bet he discovers lots of new interesting stuff to do!

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