I became The Best Mother in the World yesterday afternoon when I helped my boy, who had dedicated every minute of his free time the last week to getting the key, go on to the next level in his Harry Potter Lego video game.
We tried jumping, wearing the invisible cloak and using the spells but couldn’t figure out what needs to be done to capture the master key. Frankly sick of his asking for my help, we finally shot down the key and opened the door.
I wish I could say it was my brilliance or problem solving skills, nope I simply typed Harry Potter Lego PlayStation into Google and found my answer.
He was thrilled, but it couldn’t of been moments later I hear his voice, “Mom, look up the website to tell me how to pass the chess game level.”
“No. That is cheating. You need to spend time working toward the solution.” This was the main reason I bought the game in the first place.
Nobody told me how to pass the dragon in Super Mario Brothers.
Do we cheat as adults?
My husband is always looking up sports trivia on his iPhone and I use our phones’ calculator or navigator applications. These are aiding us, at the same time they are making an action easier.
Back in the day we had to work harder to accomplish our tasks instead of having a computer do it for us.
Are we cheating or is this the world we live in now?