Gather round, folks. It's storytime!
Once upon a time, in a land not so far away (Owings Mills, MD) a young video game voyeur snuggled beside her avid gamer husband. No baby monitors crackled or buzzed in the background. The air was light, smelling nothing of diapers or formula. The upcoming weekend held the promise of true rest and relaxation. It was a quieter time, this time before children. The nights were somehow boring. But, not this night.
This night began like many others. Gamer husband lay fondling his mobile gaming device while gamer wife watched drowsily from her pillow. Occasionally she would lift her head to take in a glimpse or two. The game being played on this historic eve? The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.
Unbeknownst to gamer wife, this title required more than just button tapping. Unbeknownst to gamer husband, gamer wife had fallen asleep. And then a seemingly innocent enemy rabbit with well endowed ears appeared on the screen. Tactic required to defeat said rabbit? Yelling into the Nintendo DS to scare the bully bunny.
This, simply, is how the rest of the scene unfolded:
GH: Hey honey, check this out...to beat this guy I have to...
GH: (at top of lungs) AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!
GW: (basically jumps out of bed. heart basically jumps out of chest) What happened?!??! Are you ok??!?!?
GH: I thought you were awake
GW: Um, nope
GH: I'm sorry
GW: Uh huh (mental head slap. actual blow to her husband's arm)
Please note: No children were harmed (or conceived) as a result of this interaction.