My Mom Is Addicted To Videogames. Our Life Is A Mess!

My Mom Is Addicted To Videogames. Our Life Is A Mess!


Hello, everybody! You know, people usually say that kids shouldn’t
play video games a lot because they can be addicting. And I really never believed that until my
mom became addicted. My name is Jerry, I`m 12 years old and I love
to play games on my phone. I really love this one strategic game. I built my own city, I was at war with one
of the players, and I even created alliances with others. Okay, I know I spend too much time playing
this game. But what am I supposed to do? I’m not that popular at school and I don`t
have a lot of friends. So, naturally, I spend whole days playing. Including during class. And that was the main reason why my mom was
called to school. Oh my gosh, I was so afraid when this happened. My mom works a lot, and she had to take time
off to come to school, so I was waiting for a huge punishment. My teacher told her that I was developing
a gaming addiction, and that it was necessary for her to take urgent measures. But to my surprise, my mom didn’t scold me. She knew that I was lonely and didn’t mind
that I had fun sometimes. But, of course, we had to set some limits:
I wouldn`t play in the classroom and I had to improve my academic performance. I’m still very grateful to my mom for how
she treated me. A couple of weeks later, there was a special
offer from my game – bring a friend and get ten rubies. Ten! Can you imagine? I could finally improve the town hall! Okay, that probably doesn’t mean anything
to you, so just know – it’s a lot! But the thing is that I didn`t have friends
I could invite. So I waited until that evening when my mom
came home from work, took her phone, and installed the game. At dinner, my mother noticed that her phone
was constantly chirping – the game sends notifications. I was a little embarrassed, but I told my
mother that I installed game on her phone to get a bonus, and I braced myself for a
lecture about the fact that you shouldn`t touch other people’s things. But this conversation didn’t quite go as I
expected – my mom actually perked up a little bit. She began to ask me about the game. I guess she was just taking an interest in
me, and that made me very happy. A few days later, I was sitting in class,
and it was really boring. But I tried my best to learn chemistry, no
matter how stupid I thought it was! It was hard to focus, because my phone was
constantly vibrating in my pocket. I knew it was the game, and I tried to not
react. I had promised, you know. But at some point my patience ran out. I took out my phone and saw a bunch of messages
in the game. And they were all from my mom! She was asking for some resources. Ha ha! I texted her, “I didn’t expect you to want
to play this.” She responded, “Sometimes it’s the most interesting
way to kill a little time.” And after a little pause, “Where are my resources?!” Wow, I was so glad my mom started playing
with me! It`s unbelievable, but we actually started
to communicate more thanks to this game! Cool! But after a month of this, everything went
wrong. Mom got the flu, and the doctors put her on
bedrest for the whole week. And that was one hell of a week! After school I had to take care of my mom,
cook, go shopping, and do house stuff all by myself. I know that I`m the only man in the house,
and that I should take care about everything, but I`m also only 12 years old. So naturally, in one week our house turned
into a mess. During this week, mom spent an enormous amount
of time playing the game. She said that she had nothing else to do,
and that it helped time pass faster. Then I thought, “OK, Why not?” Finally, my mother recovered. But when I woke up on Monday with hopes that
my mom was ready to go back to work and start doing things around the house again, I found
her still lying in bed and playing on her phone! I said, “Hey mom, don’t you have to go to
work?” But she replied that she still wasn’t feeling
well, and that she was going to stay at home for a couple more days. It was obvious that she wasn’t sick anymore. I said, “Mom, you have to get up! Our house is a mess! I`m tired of eating cereal every day! You have to do something!” But these words just made her angry. She yelled at me and sent me to school. But my mom would never do this. Something was wrong. And then I realized that she had another reason
to stay in bed – she wanted to play the game. So gaming addiction is real! And now my own mother was suffering from it. For days, I tried to talk her into going back
to work, but every time, she just ended up yelling at me. I felt powerless. We lived together, but we only saw each other
once a day when my mother gave me money to buy food. And one day, instead of money, my mom gave
me a credit card. As usual, at the store I bought a few boxes
of cereal, milk, and a couple of frozen pizzas, so I could cook them in the microwave. But I couldn’t pay because there wasn’t enough
money on the card. I was so ashamed at the store! I looked really stupid. I ran home in a panic. When I got home, I saw two men standing on
our porch. They saw me and came over. They said, “You’re Jerry, right? We work with your mom and it looks like she’s
not home. Please give her this letter.” And then they left. But my mother was home, she just seemed to
be ignoring her colleagues. And I knew this letter was probably bad news. I was right. The letter said that my mother was fired because
she hasn’t been back in the office for weeks. I can’t believe that mom completely lost control
of her life! It knew it couldn’t go on like this, but there
was nothing I could do! Mom definitely needed help. But she wouldn’t listen to me. So all I could do was just go to school and
tell my teacher everything and that’s just what I did. She listened to me, told me to go home, and
that soon they would settle everything. But I had no idea how she was going to do
it. In the evening the doorbell rang. I opened the door, and there stood my teacher
with two strangers who had a stern look on their faces. They went in and inspected the house. I was so ashamed of the mess. The house looked awful – pizza boxes were
in a huge pile, cereal was scattered on the floor, there were wilted flowers on the windowsill. The strangers went into my mother`s room,
and my teacher told me to pack up some things for the road, and that we were going to go
to my aunt’s today. But when she said “we,” I thought she meant
me and my mom. I was wrong. I heard my mom fighting with those two stern
people and yelling. I was so scared, I didn’t know what was going
on. But as it turned out – the teacher had reported
everything to social services, and now there’s a chance that my mother could be deprived
of her parental rights. Oh my God, I didn’t expect this to happen. But I had no say in anything else. I was taken to my aunt, and she was appointed
as my temporary guardian, and my mother was sent to rehabilitation. We talked with her several times on the phone,
she cried the whole time and apologized. But that didn’t make it any easier. Now I live with my aunt, who I saw about seven
years ago, and my mother is somewhere far away. I feel guilty for the fact that we were separated. After all, I was not able to bring my mother
back to reality, I complained to the teacher, and more importantly, I was the one who hooked
my mother on this game. Now I just have to hope that mom will make
every effort to get rid of her gaming addiction, and find a job so that she will be not deprived
of her parental rights, and we can be together again. Thanks guys! What would you do if you noticed some kind
of addiction in your parents? Do you think you could influence them? Tell me in the comments! And, of course, like this video and share
it with your friends. Bye!

100 comments

  1. Thanks guys! What would you do if you noticed some kind of addiction in your parents? Do you think you could influence them? Tell in the comments! And, of course, like this video and share it with your friends. Bye!

  2. I am 12 and I can’t stand messes. I always keep on rearranging things and keeping things clean. So you can!

  3. If my mom had a addiction to phone games after one week I would grab her phone and shatter it on the floor than prossed to stomp on it

  4. I play a lot of Fortnite on Xbox. It helps me forget about how sick I am. I have stage 4 kidney failure and CHF. Helps ne forget my pain.

  5. I love watching animated stories πŸ˜‚ Imma keep watching the ones that are next unless I’ve already watched them πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ™ƒ

  6. Hayaan mo sila!!!!

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  7. I got it. He was playing clash of clans. When he said 10 gems that was sad to hear him say that was a lot

  8. Gaming addiction is proved to not be real. It's the stuff in the game to be addictive like gambling.

  9. Well I’m addicted to playing a game it’s totally not Fortnite why would u think it’s that one huh?

  10. It's so relatable, I was addicted to games when I was a teenager. At that time I was yelling all the time whenever other family tried to get my attention, now I'm ashamed of this behavior. But honestly, I really can understand game addicts' feelings.

  11. Happened to my mother with GTA V during her divorce, she's fine now, she still plays regularly, but she has a job and she takes care of everything as an adult should.

  12. I don’t get addicted a lot on something I’m always on but sometimes I’m addicted to stay up late

  13. This kind of reminded me of Ben Drowned, ya know, haunted Majora's mask?..the blond hair, gaming pro, ya remember?.. No? Okay then

  14. Why do I relate to this character…
    1. No friends
    2. Spending the majority of the day on my phone because I don't get to go out much

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