This Game Is Rated M For Mom

, , , , | Related | October 25, 2012

(The first Xbox has just come out. Dad buys it for my sister and me as a Christmas present. It comes with three games, one of them “Halo,” to which Mum promptly becomes addicted. I’m walking to the kitchen to get a drink; the living room is filled with the sound of sporadic assault rifle fire.)

Me: “Hey, Mum.”

Mum: “Mmm.”

(She is looking very focused. Suddenly, her face lights up.)

Mum: “Yes! I did it!”

Me: “Did what?”

(I go to see what this achievement is.)

Mum: *proudly* “That!”

(She’s painstakingly etched a swear-word on a wall with the assault rifle.)

Me: “Good job, Mum.”

Mum: *cheerfully* “Okay, time to go back to killing things!”

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