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The Nature of Their Toys

The other day I wrote about how Husband and the boys all play “together” in an online virtual world. They’re talking to one another as they play–“do you have the paradox coins?” “no but I found more imagination points,” “how do you get to the maelstrom?”– it’s as if my apartment has suddenly become the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, which I think may make me a white Uhura, but …

Screen Time

When I got home this morning from the gym,  Husband and the boys were playing a game together.  Not quite in the sit-around-a-board-game-and-roll-the-dice sense of playing a game. More in the new-fangled twenty-first century sense of “playing together.” They’re all playing Lego Universe, an online multi-player game that Husband started playing “to keep Caleb company.” (By which he means: “this game is really cool and I’m fascinated by the structure …