“Give me a sec.”
Wait, just let me die.”
One more minute, as soon as I die.”
These are the phrases uttered repeatedly by my children. Even my four year old! It is completelt unsettling! There is just something inherently wrong hearing your children say “Just let me die.” Of course they are not referring to their own demise but rather the end of their video game.
If you asked my children what their most valuable possession is, I would be shocked if they don’t respond with, “My Itouch.” And by the way don’t think I am crazy my four year old doesn’t actually own an Itouch, she just borrows mine. They love to play video games on their Itouch. It is so easy to download apps and the are all free, at least the ones they are allowed to play. Temple Run is the current favorite. And when you are in the middle of the game nobody wants to stop playing because mom has asked you to do your homework, make your bed, or even come to the dinner table. It is understandable they would rather be forced to stop by their player exhausting all of it’s lives then to stop in the middle of playing because mom and dad have asked them to.
Their children it is in the nature to want to play. It is just the phrase that gets me every time. “Wait, just let me die.” Couldn’t they just as easily say, “In a minute.” “Wait until the game is over.” Or even better, “Sure mom I’ll stop right now.” The last one is a fantasy … I know I am a dreamer!
Screen shot of their favorite game “Temple Run”
I realize every generation creates their own unique slang and colloquialisms. I understand that the older generation is supposed to balk and think these phrases are ridiculous. I get it, I know how the world works- I watch tv sitcoms.
However, is “Just let me die” going to go down in the books as the phrase for “in a few minutes.” Will this be their generation’s “Chill Out” or “Don’t have a cow man” Or even better their “Step Off” or “Talk to the hand.” All great phrases given to us by the 60’s, 70”s, 80’s & 90’s.
Who knows only time will tell. But for now playing video games on your Itouch is totally groovy, bitch’n, and the bomb.
Can you dig it?