Are you married to a gamer? Is your husband a “gamer”? Does he enjoy playing on his video game console, maybe a little too much? Do you feel as though he devotes too much free time to gaming? Do you feel slightly neglected and irritated with his games? Have you ever had fantasies of throwing his video game console/computer/cellphone/whatever through the window of a moving car traveling over a bridge?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, chances are you belong to “WMGA” (Wives Married to Gamers Anonymous). Now, while I might be only quasi anonymous based on the fact that I am clearly writing this post… I still feel it necessary to raise awareness and if I have to throw myself under the bus to do that, find me the nearest bus.
Hello, My name is Ninja Mommers and my husband is a Video Gamer… and it’s excessive.
First things first… to all the “Girlfriends” out there that think that once they get married to their “gamer” and have children, that video games will become obsolete…. Don’t count on it. Yes, they may slow down a little to spend time with the kids… but as soon as they are in bed, it’s fair game. IN FACT, once you have Children you will spend a lot of the acceptable time during the day with the television turned to cartoons with ridiculously catchy songs that you will find yourself singing in the shower… and then once the kiddies are in bed and you are singing that song on your way down the stairs thinking you are about to watch something wonderful and relax with your feet up… you will hear the ridiculously catchy theme song of whatever video game that your wonderful husband is playing… unless you are one of those “Semi” lucky wives that has a “Man Cave” for their man… chances are though that you will have to drag him out of that man cave kicking and screaming to get him to do anything… Not so lucky anymore huh? I have had it both ways… and one is NOT better than the other. Just warning you… if you think you are going to take the place of the video games… GOOD LUCK.
To all the wives married to gamers… I think we need to band together… You know who you are… and there is NOTHING wrong with admitting that we may have, at one time, been the “Girlfriends” that thought that it might change as they grew older. They are Man-Children.
Does your Man make one, or all of the following excuses?:
“I don’t like Television, I need something that challenges me, and video games do just that” (Hey Buddy I could challenge you… you just don’t like it because I always win)
“My video games don’t nag me” (No, No, they probably don’t… however, I would nag a heck of a lot less if you got off the spot on the couch that you have clearly made an large butt indent in, and perhaps bought me some flowers)
“They are just fun, I just enjoy them” (I too enjoy things… such as Brownies and Skittles and Cheeseburgers, but if I ate them as much as you played video games.. I would be the size of a house.. or dead)
Those are just the few I can remember, and while I would love to provide more.. as we speak, my husband is currently playing video games and does not have the capacity to answer questions at the same time. Either way, if you have received any of those responses (or no response at all). Welcome to Wives Married To Gamers Anonymous.. Please feel free to share your story.
*Disclosure: This post is of Ninja Mommers opinion and is not meant to blame the video games themselves, or make gaming as a whole seem like a bad thing. Gaming can be a great way to relax as long as it’s not consuming you. This post is a personal account and meant to be seen in a light hearted, sarcastic light.*