Halo 3 Release Night
Last night or early this morning, depending on how you look at life, was the release of the video game Halo 3. Like all loyal mothers of a video game junkie, I drove 45 minutes to stand in line for three hours to get this game. Then another 45 minutes home. So, for the second time this year, I became one of those people everyone makes fun of - standing in line for hours, waiting for something to be released. When did this happen?
Dearest son was able to participate in the tournament even though he wasn't old enough because I said it was ok and would collect any prize he may happen to win. He made it to the championship round, but took second in his division. He was the youngest player (he's 12) going against 17 and older kids, so we think he did pretty well.
When the countdown begins, everyone gets back in line, except for about 10 self-entitled punks who felt they were better than everyone else and jumped line. The clerk and manager "couldn't" do anything because they hadn't seen them do it. Right! The one other mom and I told the kids what we thought of them and promised karma would visit their sorry behinds eventually. Those are the creatures who will be running America in about 10 years. I weep for the future.
Anyway, we slowly make our way up to the counter and suddenly, T has that game in his little hands. The grin on his face was HUGE! He's clutching the box close to him as we walk out the door. The crowd is cheering everyone who goes by. One kid yelled out, "You're parents must really love you!" to dear son because he had the legendary version. It was $130. Now, before you fall over and start about the cost, we didn't pay for it. T earned the money himself mowing lawns and saving up for almost a year to get it.
Was it worth the drive and the wait?