Natasha 87 Posted April 12, 2018 Share Posted April 12, 2018 (edited) Day 11/90 It is quite literally the start of day 11 of being 100% video game free including cellphone games. I'm up late. I still haven't slept yet. I've had insomnia my entire life it seems, and sometimes I wonder if that was because of my pokemon addiction starting at age 6. You all probably know what I mean. Your parents didn't want to deal with you getting up for water, a snack, or whatever else so they gave you your gameboy to play for just an hour, but that always turned into more. Especially when those little flashlights to plug into the game system was finally given to you for a birthday or holiday along with a new pack of batteries. Tonight though...tonight I have spent my evening listening to The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey while uninstalling games from the main computer. My husband and I agreed that we would sell the computer, but not the laptop yet. I went through and deleted 3000 pictures, 500 alone of my daughters' selfies, and probably another 500 of blurry pictures of TVs and the floor, along with tons of pictures from previous jobs or etsy shops. It took ages. Then I deleted most of games and programs for gaming. All that's left is The Oregon Trail, Diablo 2, The Sims 3 & 4, as well as some old game my husband downloaded. At first I thought I would feel a surge of anxiety, but the real anxiety is coming up soon. We are selling the PlayStation 2, all games and equipment, the Nintendo 3dxl and all games and equipment, as well as the computer, its equipment, and 2/3rds the DVD collection, the spare TV, and two spare DVD players. We already gave my father the Nintendo 64 and all the games. The goal is to have just an brand new Mac laptop after we've sold all the other electronics. But we are a while away from that I think. But we chose apple for two reasons: macs are more difficult to deal with for gaming, and because our daughter's school uses Mac as well, and we only want it used for school. Since we only have internet on our phones, its not as though the kids will lose their ambitions to craft and play because of a family shared laptop. We live with my father, and he is hooked on games. He's either at work, gaming, or sleeping. I don't ever want my kids to see me like that again. I don't want that to be normal to them. That's why I'm taking these steps to be more proactive. For them. And also for myself. Besides, we spend more time with our friends and kids than ever. I've replaced video games with game nights with friends 2-3 nights a week when the kids are in bed. We play board games or d and d. And I like that because I think more critically and it's a more enjoyable experience. I feel like being with real people and engaging with them is more fun than being yelled at for not being to heal a hunter pet that was sitting in the fire because I was healing the tank instead. Edited April 12, 2018 by Natasha Forgot a word. 1 6 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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