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GoNintendo 'End of Day' thoughts - A letter to the thief that stole my Mom's DSi XL

ENDOFDAYTHOUGHTS 01

I hope you all are having a great week thus far. I can’t believe we’re at Thursday already! That weekend is coming in fast, and I can’t wait to relax! Let’s push hard through Thursday, get through Friday, and then enjoy our well-deserved free-time! Best get some sleep now in order to power through the work day. See you in a few, short hours!

There are some truly rotten people out there. They have their reasons for doing what they do, and sometimes there’s no other reason than just being downright rotten. I’m guessing this is the case for the person that decided to steal my Mom’s DSi XL over the weekend, among other items. I know that person will probably never read this, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t talk about it.

For Mother’s Day this year, I decided to purchase a DSi XL. My Mom has always loved video games, but her ability to play games has been at an all-time low lately. That’s because I moved out into my own place with Mom Brain, and I took all my gaming goodies with me. That left just the PC to fill the gaming void that my Mom was suffering from. While she likes Solitaire and some online game portals, she still wanted a deeper gaming experience.

In steps the DSi XL, which I knew my Mom would love. She used to play my DS all the time, and was doing so right until I left the house. Now she would have her own DSi XL to play whatever she wanted, be it retail or download. I paired the system with Picross 3D, which I figured was the perfect game for her. She’s a puzzle fiend, and I knew that Picross 3D would get her hooked.

Ever since Mother’s Day, my Mom wouldn’t leave the house without her DSi XL and Picross 3D. She would play it everywhere she could, be that vacation or in the comfort of her own home. My Dad would joke that he wouldn’t see my Mom anymore, all because she was too busy playing Picross 3D. That’s why I couldn’t help myself when pointing out other DSiWare puzzle games that I knew she would enjoy. Now she was inundated with puzzle and card games that could keep her busy all the time!

For those that don’t know, my Mom has Multiple Sclerosis. It’s not the most pleasant disease, and it has no issue with robbing someone of their motor skills. Sometimes she’s just fine, and other times she can’t walk right. The same goes for arm or hand movement, which she wanted to make sure she stayed on-top of. Of course, gaming was the perfect way to keep those hands moving. It also helps to keep the mind sharp, which is another issue with Multiple Sclerosis. This gaming habit was helping her to feel young, and help fend off any disease issues.

Well, all that fun is gone now. On a trip to take Nintenho up to a new college, my Mom’s DSi XL was stolen from my sister’s car. The window was busted in, and her DSi XL was stolen. On top of that, her Picross 3D was yanked, as well as the games I let her borrow, and even her Kindle. That pretty much takes away everything my Mom enjoyed doing in her free time. Who ended up taking the items? The cops think it was a druggie that busted into the car due to out-of-state plates. Apparently it happens all the time on this particular college campus. Not exactly the best way to start off a new college year.

Now, I can’t help but be saddened when I think of my Mom’s situation. All the books she loved are gone. All the games she poured hours into have vanished. To think that someone could do such a thing and not think twice is amazing to me. I know it’s not the worst that could have happened, but it’s not the best either. Hopefully my Mom can have insurance replace the items that were stolen, but that’s going to take awhile. Hell, that might not even happen for all we know. What I do know is that my Mom sits at home now, and she just works the day away… because that’s all there is to do.

Thanks for ruining the little free-time my Mom gets, thief. May you never come across someone like yourself. I wish you well, and hope that you recover from the demons you’re currently suffering from.

P.S. - Mom, you’re welcome to come over and play my Picross 3D whenever you want. You can borrow Mom Brain’s Kindle as well. Seeing a smile on your face will easily put one on my as well.

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