Don’t bother me today.
Don’t bother me today. I’m going to be playing Mass Effect: Andromeda and ignoring my family.
Well, the second part of that statement is false. I have to watch my 2-year-old son, and the realism of modern video games frightens him, so I can’t get into any sci-fi firefights while I’m on full-time fatherhood duty. I have to wait to “ignore” him until after he goes to bed, which is what happens anyway while he’s asleep… unless I hear him through the baby monitor in distress, in which case my wife and I will check on him. Okay, so I’m not going to be playing all day today, nor am I going to be ignoring my son.
But I have a battle plan:
When he wakes up this morning, we’re going to the local game store (I still prefer physical copies of games) right after breakfast so I can purchase it. Then I get home and begin the installation progress on my XBox One, which will hopefully be done by the time it’s time for his nap. Whether he takes his scheduled nap or not, he’s going into his crib for a little while so I can begin exploring a new galaxy. Once naptime is over, I go back to being Daddy for the day… until bedtime, which will hopefully go off without a hitch, so I can sink my teeth into that sweet co-op multiplayer. The naptime single-player time is vital to my battle plan, you see. I don’t want to jump right into multiplayer without having experienced some of the story, first! Maybe you can, but it just wouldn’t feel right to me.
So don’t bother me today! I’m going to be bothered enough as it is before I get to blast off to Andromeda.