Sunday, July 29, 2012

Let 'em Play!

Have you ever contemplated the hours and hours of time your children spend in front of a screen?  Felt guilty over their dedication to the game?  Well, maybe you should rethink your guilt.

My girlie received another letter this week as Jer is now able to write 3 times a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays).  He fills his letters with details about his days, the recruits he is training with and his instructors.  Sometimes he shares specific topics, like his daily schedule.  Others he talks in generalities about the upcoming tests or physical training.

And he always shares his successes.

Bub has spent roughly a zillion hours in front of a video screen.  Even being the fantastic father he is, once E goes to bed at night (and sassy, because she is an early riser) he will log on to some online Call of Duty game and play with fellow Navy men.  He and a group of guys have created a special Navy team to go fight the bad guys.  On the screen, anyway.

It's not really a surprise to me, therefore, that this week Jeremy was awarded two ribbons:  sharpshooter and warfare.  Yeah, the stuff he REALLY likes and wants to do.  I can picture him now holding a weapon and taking those shots.  I'm sure he channeled his PS3 controller at that moment.  Or the adrenaline got  him.

Navy Sharpshooters

So go ahead, parents.  Let your kids play their games.  Give that awesome hand / eye coordination they can use somewhere else.  Because let's face it ~ it's not that often that most of us have to figure the square root of something.  

Have a great Sunday, friends!


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