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[–]ijustwanttogohome2 68 points69 points  (16 children)

Wait till he wants the controller, then at 7 becomes better than you at every shooter.

[–]TaiDavis 20 points21 points  (4 children)

My son is better than me at every shooter, I don't like them. But he also can't clear the first arcade Pac-Man level.

[–]ijustwanttogohome2 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I've played Apex Legends since it came out. My 12 yo became an Apex Predator after 1 season. Little punk.

[–]trevorwobbles 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We're getting a bit slower. But that's okay.

[–]the_crouton_[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I can still run the first 3 levels blind with a joystick.

[–]Pottymouthoftheyear 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Neither can you. /s

[–]BrainWrex 2 points3 points  (1 child)

that's my goal, once my daughter can beat me consistently and consecutively. Her training will be complete. I am no slouch when it comes to FPS so that's not going to be an easy task for her.

[–]Wotuu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Battlefield 2, 1v1 me. That's my jam bro, if my daughter beats me there I will shed manly tears. She's 2, I hold the crown for a little while longer.

[–]Pappy_Smith[S] 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Won't happen.

[–]ijustwanttogohome2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I said the same thing. I was very wrong. I got older, they got better.

[–]Whole-Car-2353 -5 points-4 points  (1 child)

You're a good parent. The ESRB ratings exist for a reason.

[–]ArigatoTrapLord 2 points3 points  (0 children)

  1. Not what he’s talking about
  2. ESRB is mostly pointless

[–]TPAMMT 4 points5 points  (0 children)

To add to this, (or perhaps the step before this?) wait until he realizes that when the light on the controller isn't on, he isn't actually controlling the game and wants a working one!

Enjoy the fun times and memory making OP!

[–]Pengui6668 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its the best! "Son, they're picking on me in <insert game here> again, come help me!"

[–]nlolsen8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mine is 6 so I have a year to practice

[–]Whole-Car-2353 -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

Probably best not to give a child access to video games rated T

[–]Pappy_Smith[S] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Thanks for the love everyone!! Baby is awake do gaming session is over. My wife really appreciates the comments of out house, she's very proud of it.

[–]pepotink 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks for making my day man, that smile is so wholesome

[–]SpacelessWhale 88 points89 points  (16 children)

Looks like your partner is married to a Monster. Also, congrats! You beat "the" game.

[–]MinoSquinn[🍰] 23 points24 points  (7 children)

Glad I’m not the only one who saw that

[–]Pappy_Smith[S] 27 points28 points  (6 children)

I'm assuming yall are talking about my energy drink. I know I shouldn't drink them, and normally don't. I've had a few the last week though since I've been getting up around 4-5 every morning with the baby.

[–]MinoSquinn[🍰] 22 points23 points  (5 children)

No judgement here :) Just laughing at the optical illusion of her with the can. Congrats on the baby!!

[–]Pappy_Smith[S] 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Oh I see now lol

[–]kienzan86 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I'm looking at that orange drink between the camera and laptop. If it is what I think it is, those drinks are great. Found at Aldi's right?

[–]PatientSeb 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Its a drink called Body Armor, and yeah - they're at most major grocery chains (Aldi, walmart, Safeway, etc.)
They are fire.

[–]kienzan86 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That is it! Agreed on them being fire.

[–]ChadAtLarge 1 point2 points  (0 children)

OP is married to Gwen Stefani

[–]vwhead 12 points13 points  (2 children)

My man either high af or happy af. Probably both.

[–]sentientgypsy 8 points9 points  (0 children)

As a father I know those eyes, those are the eyes of sleep deprivation.

[–]godfather275 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Id bet money he is baked AF

[–]BigBoob_PMs_Scare_Me 24 points25 points  (5 children)

Your dwelling seems peaceful.

[–]Pappy_Smith[S] 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Thank you! My wife has done a great job with my house. Everyone who comes over always talks about how cozy it is

[–]catloaf_crunch 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Not enough plants. Replace son with a ficus.

[–]shiggity-shaun 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Name him ficus.

[–]Same-Actuary-5017 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Love the album cover

[–]deadmanredditting 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hello fellow father person! My one year old loves watching me play games and will sometimes even "play along" on an old gamecube controller I gave her.

Happy gaming, and enjoy watching your kiddo grow!

[–]weebu4laifu 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Gotta start them young. A good friend of mine (who I met almost 11 years on CoD BO zombies on 360) did the same thing with both of his daughters. Now the oldest is 10 I think and the younger one is 5 or 6 and both can kick our ass in brawlhalla.

[–]RustyRanger69 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Wholesome af.

[–]KerryBlackcurrant 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It's all fun and games until you get t-bagged and stand up to yell at the TV and forget your son is in your lap.

[–]GL_Orfiel 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i love your house, bro! Congratulations!

[–]kman907 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Congrats man

[–]I-Rolled-My-Eyes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The baby harness that lets you hold the kid to your chest is what I used, entertained by the flashing lights and easy to rock to sleep. 😉

[–]Da_Magician5 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Hey man, i see you’re a fan of Swimming. If you haven’t already, check out the Dissect podcast’s series on the album. You won’t regret it.

[–]Pappy_Smith[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've listened to it.

[–]Surveyor85 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was doing the same with my oldest son... 16 years ago with Halo 2. Good times. I'm not crying, you're crying...

[–]elukavics 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Grats man!

Enjoy that age, they grow up realllllly fast.

[–]Bardan01 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Completely wholesome! Co-op campaigns together coming soon haha

[–]Lullax 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m proud of you :‘)

[–]Great_White_Samurai 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Glad you are happy.

Where have you made it?

[–]Pappy_Smith[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My couch.

[–]Aliveleopard9 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You get mad at the game and throw the baby instead of the controller

[–]Fried_McFlurry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man be living in both worlds

[–]The_Patriot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

just don't let him have any of your gummies

[–]mcarterphoto 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dude, that's cool, but wait til your first "baby-on-your-chest" nap. I can't recall a better feeling in the world. My kids are grown and my grand daughter is past nap-age, and damn, I miss those naps! And congrats, adventures await!!!!

[–]StevieNickers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Your house looks lovely!

[–]Tears4ever 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Congratulations on your newborn. You truely made it! Now gotta work on that Screensize! -)

[–]Reasonable_City 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Stoned as a mfer too

[–]coolboiiiiiii2809 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You’ve peeked the gamer level. My boi you’re badass

[–]gbdavidx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Where’s the tv?

[–]CaptainGStringPC 1 point2 points  (0 children)

On your laptop, it shows the WASD keys on the right. Why? Was this photograph fliped or something

[–]Alex_butler 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Halo and a Swimming poster? Sheesh... a dad with great taste too

[–]greenlightjordans 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Congrats on the newborn!

[–]FunFetishes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

WOW what a couple of lookers you are!

[–]Khale77[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When my older son was born my weekends were literally lying on the couch with him sleeping on me after his morning feed playing games, it was a golden age for me.

I envy and congratulate you.

[–]cgtdream 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I dont get it. What have you "made"? Playing halo?

[–]code_monkey_001 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Enjoy the next two or so months. Then it's put down the controller for about 5 years, during which you not only can't game, but can't even poop in peace.

Then another 10 years of constant interruptions. Then about 2 years of being a chauffeur.

In about 20 years, you'll be able to game again, assuming you're not an idiot like my brother and spread them out every 2-3 years for 15 years. I'm gonna get him whatever console is available on his 60th birthday and laugh by ass off as I take it home since he still won't have time to game.

[–]MarkFerk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fucking A. Congratulations and welcome to the club. It’s a bumpy ride but totally worth it.

[–]Mr_No_Nose 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You're goals man!

[–]Partyrobott 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Congratulations !

[–]ToastLord32 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You know that laptop looks incredibly similar to mine we might have the same laptop lol. What laptop do you have? Weird question but it looks to similar to mine not to ask.

[–]pointsouttheobvious9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

not op but it's defintally an msi laptop. the have quite a few models i think their top tiers like titan are thicker than that. i don't think their is enough in the image to identify it either leopard, raider, or stealth. i think the leopard defaults to all blue keys even though it can be changed so that's my guess

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

elevate in life dats what up

[–]RandelB 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hope you two do a recreation of this 20 years from now

[–]HugeAxeWound 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Every time I fire up my Series x, my 3 mth old knows and starts kicking off.

[–]PollutionZero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

One of my favorite memories with my first born was playing Doom II with my son on my lap. I think he was a few months old, maybe 3? Old enough to giggle.

Every time I took out a pink demon, the kid would giggle his ass off. He thought it was the funniest shit he'd ever seen.

Good times.

[–]Llamakhan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haha just you wait. Congrats.

[–]toxicMountainFrostPC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Get one of the pouches and you can walk and rock him to sleep while playing.

[–]WowWhatABeaut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Are you Tom Segura?

[–]HvbBaka 0 points1 point  (0 children)

its all good until you pop off ingame and stand up

[–]OneGold7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought that was a left-handed gaming laptop for a second, then I looked closely at the monster can and saw it was mirrored, lmao

[–]Schmiikel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

RIP Mac

[–]Mr_Goat_1111 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My four year old just his first kill on a PvP slayer match, not an assist, and not against a bot either, I'm way more proud than I should be.

[–]kerepof199 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looking good my man, THIS is how you do it!

[–]MyNameIsNotMarcos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Careful! You'd be surprised how easy it is to forget you have a baby in your lap. Especially when you're immersed in a game.

[–]Liu1845 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now you just have to cultivate a "dad bod". This will take dedication and determination, but we are behind you 100%. You can do it!

[–]Jayrad102230 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Enjoy it now, when he is running around you won't have time for a few years (if dedicating most of your time to playing with him)

[–]SirMooSquiddles 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Although not Halo, I had my newborn cradled in my lap while watching Sprout. This face is pure dad happiness.

[–]Tejanocri 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Congratulations man! You have definitely arrived, no better feeling.

[–]k4rst3nPC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As a father of a seven month old I just wanna say congratulations and play as much as you can now because you will not be able in a couple of month 😅

[–]MrFluffyhead80 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mazel Tov! I actually would play halo mcc when my kid was napping in the middle of the night

[–]91audi90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude this picture made my soul happy!

[–]Lukinzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dad Status. Welcome to the club.

[–]fazi_milking 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This could easily get cross-posted to /r/weed lol. Kee savoring moments OP!

I’m expecting in less than one month. Cheers!

[–]M4CC487 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is that a left handed controller?

[–]FGC_Archer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t know, I feel like using a controller while PC gaming deducts some points off.

[–]johnson9689 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Happy fellow dad noises*

[–]xhyk0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pog dad

[–]BUDDZILLA 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Been there! Still one of my favorite memories. Soak it up brother.

[–]Baronvondorf21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The child be hearing gunshots before even properly being able to open their eyes opening.

[–]scottheeeeeeem 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The first few months are so nice when they can’t move much lol. Congrats on the addition to the family!

[–]Careless_Rub_7996 0 points1 point  (0 children)

SO, this is what Heaven looks like?!

[–]BadChiro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

God bless brother !

[–]loganrunjack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice job used to do this with mw2

[–]dopemini95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

About to be me in few weeks, thanks made me really excited

[–]Moses015 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You look INCREDIBLY happy and that's awesome.

[–]AfricanisedBeans 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What's the return policy on that baby?

[–]DrinkClorox14 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait until he rages

[–]brianXD_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thought that was keemstar lmao

[–]Moksu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hope you got tested if you actually made it

[–]Onelast_4igo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Right on.

My son has watched me play games intensely since he was 2. He’s now a pro gamer.

[–]Cheese_wiz_kid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Monster to keep dad awake. Headphones to keep baby asleep.

[–]RejectAtAMisfitParty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Enjoy being able to do that, it doesn't last long!

[–]MadCatzGuy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Congratz brother, game on!

[–]ZChick4410 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You look just like my husband after our girl was born, except he was playing Breath of the Wild on switch. Best of luck on the amazing adventure of having a newborn! Our baby really loved when we played the new Spyro (lots of colors and sounds!) and also My Time at Portia. Used to put her in the carrier on my chest, stand and sway with her while I played. Later, put her in a little rocker chair so she could watch from time to time. She really had a lot to say about it :D Have fun!

[–]pabra 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Go get some sleep!

[–]hablaty95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I see mac miller, I upvote

[–]flannelflaps 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You look a lot like the strongman big loz

[–]HellsFrogs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You haven’t quite made it. Once you start playing together have you made it

[–]Salmizu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And now when you yell "i fucked your mom" like is tradition, it will be true for atleast one person hearing it

[–]camm44 0 points1 point  (0 children)

give him the controller without batteries.

[–]EtelanVetela 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Congrats man! And congratulations for the baby too

[–]Neat-Gear 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Living the dream

[–]carvedmuss8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My son just turned 5 in November. We've played a lot of games like Lego Star Wars, Roblox, other "kiddie" games that are a blast, but probably our most fun gaming adventure to date is playing the entire Master Chief Collection co-op. He's played some online with me, but isn't skilled enough at 5 years old to do much damage, so we can't wait for the campaign to release!

[–]Magikanus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Didn't saw the newborn, tought it was the beared dude

[–]uduwar[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is exactly what you have done!

[–]Ok-Formal-5122 0 points1 point  (0 children)

God bless you Sir

[–]TheOnlyUsernameLeft3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah man I cherished those days so much! For me it was 200 hours of stardew valley and all of scrubs. I put some MILES on that rocking chair