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Parents: Stay cool, know Minecraft

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Do you know what Minecraft is?

If you don't, Soren and Jonas would happy to to tell you, for hours and hours and hours if you'd like.

It's the latest and greatest thing ever invented, even better than Pac-Man circa 1984, and it's consuming every free thought that are in my boys' head.

We don't even have and XBox or similiar gaming device but no matter, the Minecraft obsession has taken over their brains.

From what I can gather, people play Minecraft by building stuff with blocks, houses and walls and stuff, in order to keep things called creepers and zombies out. Apparently, the difference is that creepers blow up and zombies just kill you. Or something like that was told to me at 6 a.m. as Soren rolled over with bleary eyes and started his daily 10 hours of blabber about a video game he doesn't have.

And since he doesn't have it, he and Jonas spend their computer time searching YouTube for videos that show other people playing Minecraft or researching the history and nuances of the game.

For example, did you know that Soren is older than the invention of Minecraft but Jonas is the same age.

And, that since there was only one Minecraft T-shirt left at Target, the boys have finally found something they are happily sharing. I think they have an every other day thing worked out except for when it disappears into the wash. And, Marek is not allowed to wear it ever.

Marty and I tried to go along with it, listening to the babble, and I once tried to build something on the mobile version that Soren begged his dad for until he relented out of pure torture.  ("Dad, did you know that I will work all summer if you buy the full-length version for only $7 and I already cleaned my room and I swear I'll let Jonas play and did you know there are special creepers that blow up but then MORE come on the full-version and you can play whenever you want dad and did you know that ......") Of course, I didn't really get it, which makes me laugh because I know that means I've become a true parent. I've even played along and watched an assortment of Minecraft videos.

Here's my favorite:


It's obsession really what these kids have for Minecraft. They eat, sleep, and think about it all day long. And, I'm told, my kids aren't the only ones. Anybody under 25 is playing it.

So there ya go. Parents, you'd do well to at least know a teensy tinsy bit of Minecraft knowledge, because otherwise kids these days, will have nothing to say to you at all.


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Margaret went through a major Minecraft period where she played on her laptop computer during any free moment?. When she traded in her Wii for an Xbox, she bought Minecraft for that too. And then? All of a sudden, she stopped playing it. Actually she stopped playing video games altogether, it seems. Instead she’s been reading and drawing and practicing music. How did that happen? I have no idea.

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