Sometimes it surprises me that other parents are amazed by the amount of time I spend gaming (among other things), despite the existence of eight and five year old daughters. I suppose the ones who don’t know me very well assume I must be neglecting them, but my friends know that my kids are happy and healthy, and get regular doses of hugs. During my epic run on Star Wars: The Old Republic’s double experience points recently, they were cuddled up beside me, drawing, reading, and playing their own video games. My partner in crime, Tiara, was doing the same with her two children as we flailed online about our newest gaming obsession. A pending parent asked how we managed to make our gaming work in tandem with our parenting.
The simple answer? We include our children in our favourite past times, and/or we plan our gaming around them.
This is my mindspill. Mostly about comics, books, video games, movies of the science fiction and fantasy leanings. Sometimes recipes and parenting stuff will sneak in, along with a real world rant or two.