Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The princess is safe.

Princesses around the may now go about your princessey business, without fear of being eaten by bizarre spikey-turtle-pig-wrestler bullies.

Today is an exciting day- just this morning, Jaysen conquered the Mario game he's been playing on his "Endo DS" (Nintendo DS).

Finished it. Done. The game is over.
The past several weeks of screaming in frustration, tears, self-abuse, and irritability have possibly come to an end?

"Mommy! I save the Princess! I save Peach!"
"That's great, sweetie..."
(notice music that's not quite Mario-esque)
"Oh! You saved the Princess!"
"So you got to the end of the game?"
"Yes, and now the Princess is safe, and Bowser not eat her!"
"Wow. That's pretty impressive. It would take me years to do that, but it only took you a couple months."
"Yes. Because I'm good at it."
"See? All that practice pays off!"
"What are you doing now?"
"Gonna do it again!"

Ahh...the knight in shining overalls.


Ashley's Mom said...

How wonderfully cute!! I must admit I don't get the whole 'gotta beat this game' thing, but my two boys have been there more times than I can count.

I really am glad that the Princesses of the world are safe :)

Jerry Grasso said...

Oh man, how true that is.

Demetrius has an Avatar game like this, and when he gets to a new level he can't figure out...he howls...and it is a distinctive video game howl. Saved only for frustration of having to start over because an alligator ate you before you got the medicinal frogs to save your friends...

BIG TIME ISSUES when that happens.

mommy~dearest said...

Ugh- I HATE it when I get eaten by an alligator before I get the medicinal frogs to save my friends!


Ashley's Mom said...

This is in response to the comment you left on my blog about the little boy being bullied. I had no idea this was what your son was going through also. Visit some of the other websites that are discussing this issue, and get your story out there also. This stuff has got to stop, and making people aware of it has got to help.

I am so sorry that your son and your family have to deal with they there a teacher involved in your case like there is in the other child's?

mommy~dearest said...

Yes, there is a teacher involved too. It's terrible when you put your trust into someone to educate your child, when all they end up teaching is bigotry and intolerance.

I will dedicate a post to that side of the issue soon. I hate that this is happening to children, but maybe the sliver of a silver lining is that bullying by teachers is finally being exposed.