DH has taken today and tomorrow and possibly Thursday off to level his World of Warcraft character to top level. This I don't have a problem with, the only reason I'm not joining him is that he ordered me the collector's edition and it hasn't arrived yet... (Oh, and one of us has to get some sleep and take the kids to school/fetch them afterwards etc...)
What I'm having a problem with is that Tuesday and Thursday are my "housework" days (I work the other three days a week) and it seems odd, and strangely disquieting having him at home. I've barely managed any of my normal housework today because I'm standing behind him going "Oooh, that's pretty" and "Agh! that looks big and scary!" I have the same problem if he's at home because he's ill. My normal routine is disrupted. I have wasted spent more than my usual amount of time on Mumsnet today and drunk about twice the number of cups of tea.
OK, I know I am being unreasonable, I just want to know if it's normal to feel a little... intruded on?
Thanks Puppy, we have a great life thx xxx We just enjoy computer games more than telly! DH owns his own business, so he can take days off whenever he likes (in theory) but he's never had the opportunity to have a marathon session at the release before, so he decided to do it this time. For both the other expansions there was some crisis which only he could solve that prevented him. So far he's had about 2 hours sleep in the last 36 hrs...
Poor Meow We have plenty of computers here - more than one per family member! and since DH works in the computer games industry he could call it research....
I suppose its up to you and him really, each to their own, but personally if my man was playing computer games for three days solid and was over the age of 16, I would just find it really unattractive.
dh builds computers and wants to do another one but I have too many pairs of shoes and pretty baby clothes that I need to buy before we can save up for another computer anyway. Plus I'd rather have a laptop so I can mn in bed
I tried to play wow once and got to level 10 but then my Sims needed me more than my Mage...
Prinnie, he was, but it's already gone to someone else. "Guild first" is the next aim. Since our guild isn't massively hardcore I think that's possible. Likely even. It was nice of your DH to let you take the first copy I get the special edition because I'm into collecting pets! I'll probably play Puzzle Pirates until my copy arrives.
lizziemum, I'm not sure I'd be happy with 8 days solid! Especially when he doesn't take 2 weeks for the family holiday most of the time
World of Warcraft is a very disturbing beast! People lose their lives to the thing don't they! I can't understand it.. I've never played it but it seems to be fairly addictive doesn't it! I'm sure it's fun etc but I have a certain image of those that play it! (Meaning no offence!)
Saying that though, when I come home from work and my DF has been off for the day, I'll often find him playing championship manager on his x-box. It goes off as soon as I get in though