For those of you that don’t know…Call of Duty Modern Warfare Three (COD MW3) came out yesterday.
It’s a big deal, trust me.
Hubs even wrote it on our calendar. Granted, he doesn’t play video games that much. (Thankfully.) But he informed me that would change for awhile when this game came out. I was prepared. As much as I could be.
I mean, do I love that he spent all last night like this?
But I knew when I married him (and WAY before that) that this was part of the package. Ok, that makes him sound like a big gamer nerd, and really he’s not. But love it or hate it, I love him. And loving him means letting him do this when the mood strikes.
And I don’t mean “let” him do this, just to avoid a fight. I mean, trying my best to be supportive of this hobby I don’t share. (The first video game I played was when I was in college and Wyatt tried to start me with Halo2. Bad choice. He finally got so tired of me being lost and falling off the game surface that he told me to just ride along on a tank with him. I even fell off that a couple of times. I just don’t have the muscle memory to make my fingers remember which buttons to push and when.)
Anyway, yesterday I was super nice and did everything I could to earn my “Awesome Wife-Merit Badge.” I waited in line at the game store to pick up the game so it would be there when he got home from work. I bought Mountain Dew even though I don’t encourage Wyatt to drink soda and it costs more than what I drink…water. I made him a BBQ beef sandwich and chips so he could eat dinner while he played. And most importantly, I put on headphones and parked myself in the dining room where I didn’t bother him all night.
Tonight we are going to play soccer at 8:30, but until then, I’m sure he’ll want to play again. And though I’m trying to be okay with it, I feel a bit of annoyance starting to creep in.
Is all this silly? Probably. Is it temporary? Absolutely. Because Wyatt doesn’t play video games every night. And I’m not going to buy Mountain Dew all the time. But I’ll let him have his fun for now.
After all, he’s agreed to watch every episode of FRIENDS with me, from season 1 to season 10, all in this first year of marriage. (We’re currently on the beginning of season three. We’ve got a long way to go.)
I probably better let him have a few more nights of video games to make up for it, huh?
I’ll go get him a mountain dew…