I have an embarrassing secret. One I must admit out loud because maybe the shame of it all will make me stop.
I have become addicted to Farm Story on my iTouch.
It started as an innocent way to keep Lily entertained. A “friend” who shall remain nameless (because she is my enabler- link to the app is provided above so I can be your enabler as well) told me her son really liked the game and so we checked it out. My daughter loved it and it got two thumbs up from me for being harmless and age appropriate.
But then one day as I was checking email I got notification that some crops were ready to be harvested. I knew Lily wouldn’t be home from school until that afternoon so I decided to go check out what was going on and harvest her crops for her.
Suddenly I am going on several times a day to check on my crops and animals. And rearranging the farm to look better. And visiting other people’s farms to see how they arrange theirs and judging them based on the Feng Shui-ness of it all.
I am kidding that would be crazy. As opposed to hours spent tending an imaginary farm which is completely sane.
I wish I could say I was addicted to appropriate iTouch applications like Angry Birds or Words With Friends. But nope. For me it is a fake farm with fake produce and fake livestock.
Remember that friend of mine who hooked me up with Farm Story? My Farm Story dealer if you will? Well one of the aspects of the game is that you add people as your “neighbors” and then tend to their farms and give them gifts (oh my word typing this is making me realize the full extent of my LAMENESS).
One day I noticed that all the gifts and all the tending from her farmer was happening at like 11 at night. Which was when I was often on dealing with my farm before bed (oh my word help me). Suddenly it hit me. Our kids were no longer playing Farm Story together. WE were playing Farm Story together. Two grown adult women staying up late at night rearranging our virtual plots of farm land.
If you need me I will be over here hanging my head in shame…..while I tend to my potatoes…….