A Good Influence

Cassie is playing a Blood Elf alt she just started…

We both love making an alt, playing to about 15, then deleting it and starting over. Are we the only ones that do that?

Anyway, so she’s out questing and leveling, and Alex is watching her and, ahem, ‘coaching’ her.

She’s commenting to me over our intercom that someone must be leveling because there are no ore nodes, and she isn’t sure if she wants to do quests out there because she just did those quests on another alt not too long ago…

And Alex announces, andΒ I hear him say it, “Mommy, you don’t have to quest, you can just kill bad guys.”

It’s so heartwarming to know that we’re teaching him the kind of values and keen analytical skills that will carry him through the important decisions of his life!

Oh, and the little wagon he made at Home Dept this morning is so cute! Afterwards, we went to the paint area, and let him pick out from allll of the little samples which color he wanted to paint it, and then we went and had them do one of the sample jars of Behrt paint in that color, and I showed him how they take the white base, and then add ink dyes, and then put the little jar in the plastic container and stick it in the mixer and shake it all about. we got some brushes, bristle and sponge, and a little paint tray, and we’re gonna paint it tomorrow.

The paint sample jars actually will cover a lot of square footage, about 4′ x 6′, which is great for projects, cost about $3, and they have a Behr version that includes the primer built in.

I need to, like, find some wood kits for making racing cars, the kind with the wind up rubber band motors. If I work him up, then maybe he’ll be ready for Estes Model Rockets when he hits 9 or 10.

He loved the whole process… I can see him someday, wanting to paint something, and thinking, “Well, all I have to do is go pick out the color I want, and get it, and some brushes, and just do it myself.”

8 thoughts on “A Good Influence

  1. Very cool on Home Depot’s part. I wish I could get my nephews to want to build things instead of destroy things. They’re 9 and 11 and love pulling things apart.

    On another note, I’ve not only got altaholism (sp), but serverholism (?). I can just never bring myself to delete the toons lol.


  2. About the “leveling to 20-ish then deleting your toon” thingy… (I know there is a guy at Wow.com that deletes all his 80’s hunters when he is done!)
    That is interesting. Right now, I can’t see myself doing it / enjoying this leveling part. Let me try to explain…
    I have one main druid which I Raid with, and two alts that I have leveled only as far as required to max out their professions. This is only to say that I have limited playtime and can’t log on for many days sometimes. I’m thinking about starting a mage next year, so for now I’m slowly gathering all the heirlooms that I can. When the time comes, my cook will prepare the finest french cuisine for him and my alchemist will mix all the pots lil’mage will ever need. My tailor will patiently sew any useful item lil’mage might need during it’s growth. Finally, my enchanter shall make sure lil’mage is always surrounded by the appropriate magics on his armor.
    “…and from the day he will be born, all villains of Azeroth and all warlocks shall live in fear, knowing they would be forever hunted by Azeroth latest hero”.
    See my point? How can I ever delete lil’mage at level 20, when he’s just about to turn into a weapon of mass warlock destruction?
    Indeed, it’s a different approach to creating a new toon. WoW allows for many ways to be played and enjoyed, I just wanted to share my way πŸ™‚
    Keep your blog up and running BBB, it’s very much appreciated ! Take care.


  3. Sometimes those are the most fun levels in the game. Just relaxing and doing the quests with no stress. My husband and I always enjoy making new alts. Sometimes I think I have some of the most fun in those first 20 levels. While I love high end also, it’s just all new and exciting again when you make an alt.

    If you are into crafts for the little guy Michaels has weekend projects also for kids. My mother is the Event Coordinator at our local store and they have some really nice crafts lined up in the Workshop for the holiday season. Thought I’d mention it since you guys really seem to enjoy those projects πŸ™‚
    .-= kaozz´s last blog ..ECTimes: Winter Edition =-.


  4. Teach a boy to fish, er, paint? πŸ™‚

    I’m a confirmed altaholic. Most of mine are from ten day trials, though. It’s cheaper that way, and they come with a built in expiration date. It *does* make it harder to go back and pick them up, though…
    .-= Tesh´s last blog ..Allod of Questions =-.


  5. Me too … I have many many toons scattered over several realms that are at or below level 20. I guess because by about level 20 (or just below), things start getting just that little bit harder – ie, you (or I, anyway) tend to die more often πŸ˜›

    Sometimes i just want to log in and play for a few hours, and in that time hear that “ding” (which isn’t actually a ding at all – no idea why people call it a ding … its more of a dooiiinnggggg) several times.


  6. Yes, I have leveled up several alts to that level and deleted. In fact I just deleted a 23 druid today that I hadn’t been playing in some time. <<>>> It is a relief to know that I’m not the only one that does the same thing. I wish blizzard would sell us extra character slots. It would have to be a one time fee in order for me to pay for it.
    .-= Boozsha´s last blog ..My 3.3 Preparations =-.


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