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Why I Won't Let My Son Play Fortnite

One year ago   |   By Scary Mommy

Last night, my 10-year-old son was sitting at our kitchen counter shoveling in spaghetti after baseball practice when he started in with an all too familiar topic. “Mom, can I get Fortnite ?”
Although I was mid meatball, I still managed an unequivocal “no.”
“Mom, you do realize that I am the only boy in the grade who doesn't have it? Do you know that at lunch when all the boys are talking about the newest Fortnite update, I'm completely excluded from the conversation? Do you understand that this really sucks for me?”
The desperately-wanting-to-fit-in seventh grade girl in me felt the sting...
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