Confession: I’m a gamer. I’m not some dude playing too much World of Warcraft in his mom’s basement. For starters, I’m the mom, so it’s my basement.
But also, with four kids ages 6 to 11, we don’t have any scary or violent games in the house. But we do have lots of super-fun games that I like just as much as the kids do. So I’m not a gamer in the Call of Duty, Black Ops, or Halo sense of the word. I’m more of a gamer in the Dance Central, Kinect Sports, and Lego Batman sort of way.
I’m a Gamer Mom.
I’d rather play games with my kids (or even by myself) than watch television. I’d rather rack up points than hang up laundry. I’d rather break a sweat playing Quidditch on Harry Potter for Kinect than go to the gym.
Sure, sometimes there’s that awkward moment when I’ve realized it’s 1 a.m. and I’m still up, trying to get that last canister in Lego Star Wars. And it’s not like Princess Leia is going to get up and make the kids’ lunches in the morning. But I know I’m not the only Gamer Mom out there.
Check out these 11 signs that you, too, may be a Gamer Mom!