Gamer girl

My daughter, who crawls rather effectively these days, is a sneaky little girl.

I was putting the washing machine on in the kitchen, and asked Adam, who was playing some Motorstorm: Pacific Rift while Lyra played with her toys in the middle of the floor. I asked Adam to help me out with something quickly, so he paused the game and walked over to the kitchen. In our apartment, the kitchen and living room are pretty much in the same space, so we weren’t far. Lyra was just out of our line of sight.

I think she was planning this all along.

Adam walked into the kitchen to help me with the machine. About ten seconds later, I heard the Playstation 3 go “beep… beep” followed by the sound of a disk ejecting. I walked around the corner to check on the little LyraMonster, and there she sat in front of the PS3, brandishing the game disk for Motorstorm. She looked quite proud of herself. I broke down into uncontrollable giggles while I took the disk away from her and reset her to the middle of the room again. She was not impressed with losing her prize, but distracted herself with another toy quickly.

I noticed then that she not only ejected the disk and removed it from the PS3, but she also hit an entirely different button and shut the playstation right down. It took her around fifteen seconds from Adam leaving her sitting in the middle of the room.

I am terribly amused.


  • dreamwarrior

    April 12, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    aww the first steps (crawl) to video game playing, you must be so proud.

  • sharolyn

    April 12, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Aaaw… you got the baby with the Devious feature!

  • thismakebelieve

    April 12, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Lots of my friends have been writing lately that their kids do these mysteriously devious things when they turn their back for one second. Kids are funny haha.

  • Jenny Lee Silver

    April 14, 2009 at 2:08 am

    We had to take apart a PS2 controller so she had her own to play with a while back… took the cable out of it. She loves it, but still tries to steal the ps3 ones from our hands when we’re playing. 😉

  • Jenny Lee Silver

    April 14, 2009 at 2:10 am

    I’m not sure I ordered that feature… although considering the parents of this baby, I can’t say I’m that surprised.