I got a call from school just 7 minutes into my workday with the school secretary saying that my daughter had hit her head on the floor and was complaining of a headache. Off to the school to realize what I thought was the truth, she was having a meltdown and slammed the back of her head onto the floor. She was miserable and crying because she was hurt so I took her home. Tried working but taking calls while listening for her was not going to work, so called out.
So what do to do with the day. Clean? Bleh….. Laundry? Bleh….Read some smut. Done but bored now.
DDO! Cause noontime is too early to drown myself in bourbon.
So I text the hubby who is at a training class and ask for his passwords. Log our characters on and go hunt some Commendations of Valor. Something is so richly rewarding about repeatedly defeating a Boss. Pummeling their faces with multiple rounds of Searing Light.
I may not be able to defeat the Autism monster that ruins my daughter’s life, but I can free the Farm Folk from the clutches of the evil Drow Priestess that has imprisoned them in their farmhouse. For a moment, I can just relax and be happy that I can solve someone’s problems. I can easily identify the bad guy and defeat them.
I just wish our day to day life could be that simple. But just for a little while, DDO allows me to be the hero that I wish I could be for my daughter.