A Mother Goes Insane Trying To Keep Her Kid Away From Games In This Animated Short

Oh, the perils of motherhood. Once you've introduced your kid to that first joystick, they'll undoubtedly crave more. Gone are the days of bouncy red balls thrown in gleeful delight with other children. Only the upbeat soundtrack and glow of a television screen prevail.

But one courageous mother is dead-set on introducing her son to rays of sunlight and maybe some baseball. It'll just cost her her sanity.

Interestingly enough, this is the second time we've featured the work of students from Bezalel Academy of the Arts, though this is a different group.


    I fail to see the point of policing kids on games, especially with them becoming so much more social now. My brother plays minecraft with his friends every day. They spend plenty of time outside during lunch at school.

      It's not so much about the social aspect as it is about the physical health. Lunch time at school doesn't cut it and neither does PE etc. My parents tried to police me growing up, but I would always find ways to sneak in more time.
      It wasn't until 19-20 that I realised they weren't doing it to be anti-game. My realisation wasn't 'Oh I'm fat, loose weight'. I've never gone past 22.5 on the BMI scale as flawed as that thing is. The benefits of being fit and active, both mental and physical, are amazing and well worth a bit less game time.

    I think the more important question is why did she buy her kid so many game stuff? ... its her own fault.

    Man, there were some pretty obscure references there. Anyone else catch the Blue Keycard from Doom? Earthworm Jim's gun?

    I can relate - my parents were always encouraging us to play outside and spend minimal time playing video games.

    I tried to compromise and play with my gameboy outside but apparently "go outside and get some fresh air" actually meant "go outside and play sports and/or interact with other children".

    I always wonder how many video game addicts would exist if parents actually worked with their children to establish ground rules and reasonable times to play.

    I know when I did play for long hours it's usually because I had the mentality of "I don't know when I will next get to play this so I'm going to spend as much time as I can now in case I can't again for a long time".

    These days I don't live at home so it's not as bad, and given that now my girlfriend and I spend on co-op games it's a bit more reasonable.

    I think these days parents need to wise up and understand video games are no longer a single player event and a lot of benefit can come from social gaming.

    I made friends through my World of Warcraft guild and one of them actually got me a job with him where I currently work. Which happens to be the best job I've ever had.

    “I don’t know when I will next get to play this so I’m going to spend as much time as I can now in case I can’t again for a long time”.
    This was my reasoning for long gaming sessions as well.
    My parents were very strict.

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