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Guilty Pleasure No. 1: Nintendo DS

Help me: I can’t put down my Nintendo DS. I’ve become totally engrossed in a game called Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir, and I’ve been spending all of my free time playing it.

Okay, I’m using the term “free time” loosely. I’m talking about commuting on the subway, sitting on the sofa at 6 a.m. while my son has his bottle, standing at the stove waiting for pasta water to boil. You know – mommy free time. And meanwhile, I’m imagining other moms tapping away on their DSs during THEIR free time: while sitting in the carpool lane, waiting for a child’s soccer game to start, standing in line at the grocery store.

Am I the only DS-playing mom out there? I hope not, because I’m about to finish Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir and I need to find some other games. Do you have any recommendations? (Please not the self-help/life-coach/lifestyles titles. Although what little I’ve seen of them looks fine, for me, the whole point of the DS is escapism!)


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