Domestic gamer wars are just about driving me out the house! – Hayley Matthews
Our four-year-old is desperate to be like our ten-year-old. He wants to wear the same clothes, eat the same food and play the same games.
However, with our eldest having his computer in his room that our youngest wants to play, well, this has been causing lots of arguments. So much so, that Mr Hayley decided to set up an Xbox Series S console in the living room.
However, I think he's using our kids’ arguments over a computer as a means to set up his own personal gaming station. He's sat in front of me playing Fortnite on the Xbox, under the pretence of finding a car to drive for our four-year-old. Or so I'm told. It's been 20 minutes and the wee yin’s asking when he's having a go. But what Mr Hayley doesn't know is I see him playing Fifa as he reminisces and tells our kids about how he used to stay up until 4am playing with his friends.
So I'm convinced that our new shrine to the Xbox Series S is more to do with Mr Hayley's Fifa fetish, than solving arguments. He's been rabbiting on about how much faster and more streamlined gameplay is now compared to when he was in his 20s. But please don't ask me to tell you what four teraflops of raw graphic processing power is. I'll let you Google that.
Anyway, our children have stopped arguing with each other over the computer consoles and now I have them arguing with their dad for a turn. I think I'm going to camp out in the garden with a flask and a copy of Woman's Own.