- 8 years ago
Considering the fact that I know entire Facebook groups are devoted to this subject, there have GOT to be some ladies on WB who also hate the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as much as I do! My fiance proposed to me on Christmas morning – which was the same day that I VERY reluctantly gifted him this game. When I gave it to him, I specifically said we need to talk about this gaem and how often you will be playing it – I knwo way too many women who have guys that completely immerse themselves in gameplay and my fiance is by no means immune to such a disease.
Here is where I am going with this. For those of you who may not know, most of the guys playing this game do so on almsot a daily basis and using Xbox Live or the Playstation 3 equivelant. They cannot ‘pause’ the game because it is played in real time. So once they are playing, their attention becomes completely fixated until the end of the round, which can sometimes be more than 10 minutes at a time. So it begs the question:
Just how long IS ten minutes? Well, it is long enough…
- for dinner to get cold
- play with the puppy
- to take a quick shower
- a ‘quickie’ (tee hee!)
- change over a load of laundry
- empty the diswasher
- take out the trash
- ask how your day went
It’s also long enough to make me, as a loving fiancee who is tired of being ignored, completely pissed off and angry with my guy for his lack of doing any of the above items!
Which is where DMMBYM! comes into play – which stands for:
Don’t Make Me Be Your Mom!
Please guys, don’t make us tell you to not play this every waking minute of the day. I don’t want to be his mom, I want to be his partner. And for some reason, whenever it comes to other issues, we are equal – but when it comes to this game? I’m his mom, telling him ‘last game tonight’ – ‘please do such and such before you game’ – and ‘hunny! dinner time!’ more than once per week.
So while I post this here in relationships in a lighthearted manner, I am genuienly having a serious issue in my relationship with this. It affects our lives in every way – our house is messy, I’m angry, our sex life is taking a dive (because he stays up all night) and he is too tired to function some days.
So ladies, how have you come to terms with this issue?