Preteen Vs. Call of Duty

27 Apr

Preteen playing Call of Duty and talking smack to his buddies:

  • Dang it! Dang! Dang!
  • Oh, I hit the python! (I don’t know what that means. I think he meant pylon, but even then, it doesn’t make much sense.)
  • Oh, and a shot gun takes him out. That’s going to hurt in the morning.
  • That must suck for that guy that tried to kill me.
  • Hey, you took out your best player, me!


Yes, grown ups. He is that squeaky voiced tween that is kicking your butt and causing you to throw your controller across the room.

Me: Why do you sit so close to the TV, Preteen?
Preteen: It’s better to see.
Me: You’re going to hurt your eyes.
Preteen: I shall be fine.
Me: Back up a little bit.
Preteen: If I do I’ll die!
Me: It will be Ok, unlike real war, you’ll come back to life.

Preteen moves chair and dies.

(Editor’s note: In the game.)

(Editor’s other note: Dad secretly snickers.)

Preteen: Thanks, Dad!
Me: The Call of Duty Vision Insurance Plan sucks. I can’t afford the glasses.
Preteen: Huh?
Me: Don’t worry about it.

Life before Playstation.

3 Responses to “Preteen Vs. Call of Duty”

  1. Chris Hall April 28, 2012 at 10:31 AM #

    My wife and I DO NOT look forward to videogames. She has a son who is 19 now but when he was a kid (around 13) he was highly addicted. Both the Gameboy and later a laptop were gifts by family. We did not buy them.
    We had fights and battles with him. He could not or refused to understand time limits when playing. It even interfered with school.
    Jaydon is a different boy with a different personality. This time instead of holding back videogames we plan to introduce them to Jaydon at an early age as just another toy and something that he can only play from time to time. Also the games will be educational.
    Whenever I play videogames I always got tired of them after 45 minutes to an hour. I hope Jaydon is the same way.

    • chrisdevoss April 28, 2012 at 11:26 AM #

      That is a good plan. Unfortunately video games are a big part of culture and are not going away any time soon. My preteen is an honor roll student and we have had many discussions on the violence in games vs reality. Everyone is different. My oldest for the longest time only played games, then discovered football and lacrosse, and now it’s not so much.

      Family games are good too. We have all played Mario Party, Mario Kart, and Pictionary together as family activities. More interactive then watching a movie together.

      *Christopher De Voss* |

      • Chris Hall April 28, 2012 at 5:51 PM #

        Devon the 19-year-old is more aggressive in nature. Jaydon is still too young to figure out but so far he has shone to be patent and a problem solver. I do not have any problem with Jaydon playing videogames as long as it does not take over like it did with Devon.

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