It is that time again, Readers! The new Her Interactive Nancy Drew game is out, and Super Preschooler and I are all set to solve the mystery of the Ghost of Thornton Hall. Nothing like the 80 degree weather we are sporting here to put us in the mood for a Southern Gothic ghost story. Long-time Readers know of my affinity for (and not-so-secret desire to be) Nancy Drew, with her plucky amazonian amazingness. Nothing awkward about her, that is for sure. Maybe for any villain that underestimates her, but not for her. No way.
The timing couldn't be better, as I am currently battling a full frontal assault from villains, Self-Doubt, Debilitating Writer's Block, and Why-Bother-No-One-Reads-What-You-Write-and-No-One-Will-Ever-Like-You-Anyway. I usually have a monthly battle with these guys, but this month seems far worse and I am not entirely sure why that is. Wish Nancy would pop over here and figure it out for me. But I think she has her hands full, so I will just let it be and help her instead.
It might be just what I need. A little bonding time with my attention-craving oldest child and a chance to feel successful at something. Even if it is a game aimed at 10-year-olds. It will still take me all week and I will have to rely on Super Preschooler for the harder puzzles, but I expect great things! Not amazonian amazingness, but perhaps some less awkward adequacy. I would take that.
Awkward Mom is taking the week off to find the Ghost of Thornton Hall and maybe purge a couple of lingering personal ghosts of her own. Check back here next week for some less ghoulish thoughts. We hope.......(insert creepy music here)
When queried about the scariness of this one, Super Preschooler replied,
"Oh, it's OK. She's a pretty ghost."
Little Goth in the making over here.....