So my husband works in the video game industry which means he likes to try to keep up with as much of the gaming world as he can with the little free time he has. (That job takes 60 hours out of some of his weeks, so his free time is minimal.) He and Wesley recently started playing Zelda on the Switch and it’s the first time Wesley has really gotten into a game. It’s a cool game too, it’s like a quest so he shows me all sorts of cool things he can do or places he’s discovered.
IT HAS ALSO BECOME THE BEST BRIBERY TOOL TO HAVE EVER EXISTED.
Yesterday we got home from school and we had two hours before his soccer game so I said, “Do you reading and your homework and you’ll have time to play Zelda before the game.”
AND HE DID IT.
Now, he ended up watching Donnie play instead of playing himself, he finds that just as cool because Donnie has achieved different levels or tools or something.
And then AFTER the game?
“Take your bath and brush your teeth and you’ll have time for Zelda before bed.”
AND HE DID IT.
Y’all do not understand how mundane tasks have KILLED our family recently. Wesley will turn in a request to brush his teeth into World War Z and he becomes possessed by demons and pitches tantrums the like of which you’ve never seen.
Now? ZELDA IS THE MAGIC.
It also gives him and Donnie something to bond over the few hours they have together every week. It’s become very cool to watch. Wes doesn’t really get into football which Donnie was really hoping he would, but Zelda? They talk about it ALL THE TIME. It’s the CUTEST.
I don’t care if bribery is bad parenting. I don’t care if Zelda is rotting his brain. I don’t care if video games are the end of the world. I’m just grateful this game has given us peace and joy and DEAR UNIVERSE: I HOPE HE NEVER WINS IT.