Bad Dad!

December 19, 2005

Lara CroftLast week Tom popped up via IM and asked me if I knew anybody who would like to play-test the upcoming Tomb Raider game. No one came to mind. What about your son, he asked.

Being the responsible dad, I thought about Trevor’s heavy workload as a junior higher. And since he was sick the day before, I thought he probably had extra work to make up. So I replied, “No, he doesn’t have time on weekdays.”

Thankfully, Tom thought to ask Kay, whose reply was less responsible and more sensible. Would a junior-high kid who is nuts over video games like the chance to play-test a game months before it’s released? As Kay put it, “Those are bragging rights!” She asked Trevor, who found the motivation to get all his homework done extra-fast.

I’m glad Kay isn’t as responsible as I am. What a great mom.

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

One response to Bad Dad!

  1. KAY RULES!!!!!!!
    And you know a TON of pople who could play test *ahem: my peeps are the SHNIZZLE at video games*
    And Kay is a wonderful mom, even if she didn’t do really awesome stuff like get her kids video games to play test 🙂 She can be my mom any day! (athough, now that I think about it, I’d probably get my mouth washed out with soap and sent to bed if she knew about me *giggle*)