His fending for himself involves a movie, the Wii or a new app/game on the iThing's. They all have a good time and when I get back home, the house is reasonably unharmed so I go with it. I've learned to pick my battles around here and if he's watching the kids, I don't raise a fuss unless there's a hole in the wall or a tent in the back yard.
Both of which have happened, don't ask.
Anyway, when I came back from the store, my phone was whisked out of my hand and had DragonVale installed in a matter of seconds. Seconds.
|You smug little Wizard you.|
From that moment forward, I have had no peace. None. We've been talking about dragons all day, all night, all the time.
"Mom, did you see I have a Cold Dragon? Lizzy doesn't have one. Hey Lizzy, guess what kind of dragon I have? I have a COLD DRAGON!" Alex screams, happy as a clam he has a new dragon and mindless of the shit-storm Lizzy's going to unleash because she doesn't have a Cold Dragon.
"What?! You have a Cold Dragon?!? That's so not fair! Mom, that's not fair! I wanted a Cold Dragon! That's not fair!!!" she wails, stomping around the house in a huff, bound and determined to make our lives miserable.
I would like to say it's stopped there. It has not. Lizzy's been bent out of shape ever since.
Until there was a promotion and DragonVale had this thing where you could enter and possibly receive a Sapphire Dragon. The to die for dragon. The dragon to beat all other dragons.
Long story short: Lizzy got one, Alex did not. I will save you the histrionics, meltdowns and furor that has been unleashed in this house. Lizzy is good at payback and lets just say she's paid back, in full.
The Pandora's box of DragonVale.
Have I mentioned the fury/angst/horror that has been unleashed because Alex didn't get a Sapphire Dragon? I have??? It bears repeating. It's brought me to my knees.
I've had to write not one, but two letters, into school letting them know what's going on. Something along the lines of:
"Alex is coming in to you very upset because he's not received the Sapphire Dragon in DragonVale. I thought you should know so you can break him accordingly. I don't know what DragonVale is either. In other related news, tell Lizzy congrats."
I thought this was a one day event. Lizzy got her dragon, end of story.
Apparently the damn thing had to hatch. See, in DragonVale they gave the eggs out as the promotion. They still had to incubate and then the dragons hatch the next day.
So I had to send in another letter, the next day:
"Another rough AM here. Apparently the dragons of DragonVale need to hatch. Lizzy's Sapphire Dragon hatched this AM sending Alex into another meltdown. In other related news, I'm going insane and I hate dragons."
At one point I called my husband and it went a little something like this, "What in the fuck- fuck-fuck is DragonVale? Wait, don't answer that. Just tell me how we get Alex a Sapphire Dragon. Can you gift it to him or something? WAIT, WHAT?!? IT COSTS $100!!! Real America dollars?!? Are you shitting me?!? You have to fix this honey, I can't handle another morning like this."
Yeah, turns out DragonVale was promoting these gems because they're fucking expensive. The only way Alex could get the coveted dragon, was if I play and gift him gems. When he gets enough gems he can get a Sapphire Dragon.
That was last week.
I've set strict limits on the kids iThings and we're somewhat back to normal. Turns out, Alex was gifted another dragon as part of the promotion which is valuable in its own rights, so he's happy.
|My very own Dragon Island.|
The problem is, I've been sucked into DragonVale. I've managed to get up to level 12 and I want the Sapphire Dragon. Someone give me some gems would you? I want that damn egg.
I gotta go, I have to pick which dragons I want to fight in the Colosseum.