Those Cute Little Italians

I confess.

I love playing Mario Brothers on my kids' DS machines.

So nice!

It started as my gambling addiction, I played Mario poker and got a full house, 3 stars and 2 Luigis.

I could not put it down.

My son would be all..."MOOOOOOM! It's my game!" and I'd send him to his room.

"Moooom, it's my toy!" Technically what's yours is mine, my turn!

Yes, I'm sorta a brat.

Then I started playing the regular game. The ching-ching-ching of those shiny gold coins made me think of casinos and slot machines, music to my ears.

Back in the day, when the game was on those dinosaur systems with the joysticks and such, I was a rockstar. My friend Crystal and I actually finished the WHOLE game!

My son was less than impressed, "mom, that game was so easy, this one is way harder."

Hey stop smack-talking me boy, I'll goomba-stomp you and shoot you with a firebolt!

Yah, I know, it's a sickness.

So during the week, the kids are not to use their DSs...I'm a hardass like that. It's homework, reading, chores, saving the whales, the usual.

Weekends they have a few hours to play.

But the other day, I was on level 6 and totally stuck. These crazy studded metal balls were coming after me and dry bones were all over and the screen moves up and if you don't go with it you'll die.

So I cried out, "HELP!!" and my son dropped his math book and came to my rescue! In fact, I blinked and he was on level 8.

LEVEL EIGHT.

There's like bouncy bugs and it's night time, and it's way cool.

But, I totally suck at it.

K and My Boy are helping me, and even my Hubby can rock a level or two.

I've been going to bed lately with the theme song in my head.

AND THE THUMBS!!

Oh man, one morning I woke and thought, "what the heck!" My wrists, hands, and thumbs were SORE.

From playing too much DS!

Now I know why my kids yell when they die, or shrink, or get eaten by Bowser.

I may need a 12-step program.

9 supporters in group:

  1. Heidi said...

    Love me some Mario Kart. Gonna have to get this game you speak of. I have found Hubby on my daughter's purple flowery bed playing her DS while the rest of us were downstairs having "family time." It is a sickness, but if it's wrong, I don't want to be right.

  2. CalgaryDaddy said...

    I used to love me some Mario on Nintendo back in 1987! Back then, you could not even save the game progress...spoiled kids today!

    Shane

  3. Martha in PA said...

    I totally relate. I was hooked on Animal Crossing on the DS. I would play for hours, picking fruit, fishing, finding seashells, and decorating and renovating my little house. I have not played in months, I am sure my little town is overgrown with weeds. I love the noises of games, and really do love Mario too!

    I am so easily addicted to anything technology related!

  4. Merrie said...

    On our Wii every game has several separate saved games, and one of them is always MINE. And if I can, I prefer to play them in privacy so that I can pass the levels myself. Lego games were fun with Charlie, but I need to know if I can be Mario without Luigi! :)
    So in other words, I know just how you feel.

  5. Chelle said...

    I love anything Mario! I'm a little addicted to our Wii.

    Who am I kidding. I may have a problem :)

    xoxo

  6. Kelly said...

    i get that way with bejeweled. i go to bed thinking up combinations to get the most points. i did it when i was totally rockin tetris on nintendo. oh yeah, you know the one. NES. the original. i think they have rehab facilities for people like us. you know, in case your 12 step program doesn't work. i'm just sayin. let me know if you want to go and we'll make it a road trip.

    ps. my captcha word is "reductor". i'm pretty sure that's from a video game as well.

  7. Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

    Oh, you and my Hubby! He steals the kids DS's all the time. Too funny!

  8. Ann said...

    That's so hilarious... I'm the same way with Lego Star Wars on the Wii!! Those games are way addictive!!! :)

  9. Cascia said...

    My kids don't have this game, but I used to love playing Mario Brothers when I was a kid.

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