Does anybody remember those Tamagotchi pet things?
If you don't know what they are, they are vitural pets. When you get a Tamagotchi Pet an egg hatches and thus your virtual child is born. You have to take care of your pet or it will eventually die.
They became really popular in 1998 and were all the rage.
I think I was a bit old for them, but as a person who is NEVER going to miss out on the current fad I had one, and I loved it.
I may have been nerdy, and I might have taken my little Tamagotchi pet a little too seriously but I loved it.
I would nurture my sweet little virtual pet and when be so disappointed and feel like I failed if it died.
Fast forward to 2010. I am now married, and I had no idea I was married to a man who shared my love of taking care of a virtual pet. Until recently.
Let's back track, the other night Luke and I are in bed, we are about to go to sleep when Luke freaks out that he needs to water his followers before he goes to sleep.
Um, hold up, WHAT?
He then pulls out his iPhone, goes to some app and begins to feed his followers.
I sat in schock. My 26 year old husband had his very own version of a virtual pet.
The next day after church we are sitting down to eat with friends, when Luke, who usually lectures me about sitting on my phone with friends, pulls out his phone and begins to care for his followers.
When our friends asked what he was doing and his honestly replied, taking care of my followers, they lost it, complete hysterical laughter.
I mean really, what else can you do in this situation?
For the last week I have watched my husband water his followers, feed them, put them to work and put them to sleep, so that they will be rested up for the next day.
I am by no means making this up.
I don't really understand what the game is, because between you and me I honestly don't care but my husband is obsessed with it.
Obviously you have little followers whom you take care of. I don't really understand much more than that.
It is weird to have flashbacks of Jr high when watching your husband play a game.
I better watch out, next thing I know he is going to be playing Dream Phone