>Be 10 years old
>Our family is in debt trying to make ends meet.
>Dad still manages me to get Majoras Mask for me for christmas since I loved Oot
>Don't have an Expansion Pack but dad doesn't know shit about the n64 so i cant blame him
>Feel bad enough for him he managed to safe some money for a game I really wanted
>Don't tell him I that can't play it
>Switch stickers from the Majoras Mask Cartridge onto the OoT cartridge
>Go play OoT while my dad thinks I'm playing MM
>''How are you liking the game son?''
>''It's really good dad I really love it''
>''and I love you Son''
>''I love you too Dad''
> 11 years old
>Parents take console away
>Eventually find out where they hide it
>Take it out whenever I get back from school since they're both working, put it back when it starts getting close to the time they get home from work
>Do this for a while, don't even care that I'm grounded anymore
>One night, hear my mom screaming and rush off out the house
>See this as my chance to take the console out
>Play for a while before I hear the garage door opening, rush to put the console back in the hiding spot
>Mom comes in crying
>"Fuck, I didn't close the cupboard door"
>She hugs me, and I try to reach the door to close it
>Tells me my dad got in an accident, hes dead
I cried the rest of the night until I passed out, the next morning she pulled the console out of the cupboard and let me play it. I still can't forgive myself for taking advantage of that situation.
Meanwhile kids anno 2015/2016 get mad because they got the low end Ipad version instead of the high end one.
How do I tell someone that they're practically keeping myself alive without coming across as too desperate. If it wasn't for her I think I would of topped myself a long time ago but I'm holding in just to get the chance to see her face.
You didn't know, man. You were a little kid, the idea that one of your parents could leave the house one day, and that's the last you might ever see of them had probably never even crossed your mind before. You did exactly what any kid that age would do when presented with the opportunity to play vidya, don't guilt yourself over the end reason for that time.