Gaming with Children: G.D.I.F.

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Friday. Time to gulp down your beverage and stare into that empty glass with a long look on your face. Weekends suck. That’s when my game time sinks to an all-time low. Fridays are like Mondays. Limited game time. The difference is that while Mondays are usually ramping up, Fridays are ramping down. The train ride is spent playing Out of the Park Baseball. Win, lose, doesn’t matter. I’m not gonna see it again until Monday morning.

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You know that extra time at work before lunch? Well that’s spent getting the finances in order for the weekend shopping (food, clothes, etc.). That same time Monday is used fixing the finances that got battered by the weekend spending. I’ll get a little time in just before I go home, but not much. Can’t stay late on Fridays. I play Fate of the World where I get to pretend I’m in charge of some UN-like entity charged with fixing our climate woes. Great game. Can be played in an hour.

SIDEBAR ALERT: Notice the amount of indie games I play? I like indie games because they tend to be made to play in under an hour, yet they have a lot more strategy going on than a casual title. My time is short. I don’t have a lot of it. That’s what happens when you get married and have kids. Right now, indie titles are thriving on the PC, and I’m loving it. Yeah, indie titles. Better start checking them out. You’re not gonna have time for games like Skyrim.

When I get home, I have to drive my mother-in-law home. She watches the kids while the wife and I are at work. In this regard we are lucky. Then I go pick up Maximus, my teenage son from a previous marriage who lives with his mother. By the time I get home, it’s real late, like after 10pm late. That’s about a five hour commute home. Dinner, a little League of Legends, and then bed.

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J.P. Lucas works, pays bills, eats, and sleeps. He changes diapers. Lots of diapers. And he does whatever his wife tells him to do. It’s safer that way.