- Wake up.
- Open presents.
- Cheer at receiving Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops for my PSP
- Assemble toys for the kids
- Play with toys
- Cook pancakes for brunch
- Eat pancakes
- Clean while kids and wife sleep
- Play with more toys when everyone wakes up
- Steal 10 minutes with Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops -- 2 minutes to get started, 5 minutes of cut scene, 2 minutes of moving around, 1 more minute of cut scene
- Cook turkey for big supper
- Make chocolate pie
- Eat big supper
- Bathtime for kids
- Take kids around neighborhood to see lights and decorations
- Pie time
- Bedtime for kids
- Clean kitchen
- Pack for travel next day
If you don't define "gaming" as videogaming on the PSP, then it is respectable gaming time. Playing with toys, playing with toys again, taking the kids to see the light...
If you want some more free time, I'll take lunch and dinner for you. It's the least I could do.
Baines: The really fun game was the 24 hours before when one of the boys was sick and mostly unable to keep any food or liquid down. Talk about gripping! Instead of up late wrapping presents on Christmas Eve into Christmas Morning, I was up fretting about whether to let him sleep the night through without more water. (Answer: Yes.)
As it turns out, he cheated the system and got himself up in the middle of the night and drank a cup of water without telling us. When he told me the next morning, I knew he was truly on the mend. :^)
Bigelow: I'm unable to remember what real free time feels like. Perhaps best that I remain that way. Thanks, though.
In all seriousness, it was a great Christmas Day. With the sick one well again, we all enjoyed a day free of stress. So, yes, a successful day of gaming.
You'll still probably beat it before I do - I'm taking waaay too much time fiddling with my squad rosters every machine and running around with the WAP scanner.
5 minutes of cut scene, 2 minutes of moving around
FIVE TUPPING MINUTES of cutscene?! You people are insane.
Sad, but true. I did get some decent play after that, but then I'm in the middle of some cut scenes now that I've reached the radio.