Mum-of-two Stacey Soloman took to Twitter to share her latest parenting dilemma over whether her eldest son should be allowed to play a video game - and her solution is hilariously relatable.
Stacey Soloman is loved by parents for her honest, open approach to fame and for the fact she’s not afraid to show her insecurities or point out when she has done something hilarious.
On Tuesday night (1 May) the mum-of-two took to Twitter to share a conversation between her and her eldest son, 10-year-old Zach.
The pair were discussing whether Zach should be allowed to play the popular video game Fortnite and Stacey was understandably hesitant. Last month the game’s developers took action to try and stop children from playing the addictive online game whilst at school.
Stacey with her eldest son Zach during a family holiday in March
Stacey’s tweet said: ‘My eldest: can I download Fortnite? Me: No. My eldest: All my friends have it & play & I’m the ONLY one who can’t play. Me: let me play it and see. *zach goes to bed* I’m now 2 hours in, dressed as some kind of Raven, on my way to Tilted Towers with 3 people I don’t know 🤷♀️😂’.
The tweet has received over 18,000 likes and many of Stacey’s 1.51 million followers have commented praising the Loose Women star and saying how relatable her post it.
One person said: ‘I hear ya! When I first downloaded it my son went on it for the first time…”mummy how am I already level 5 when ive not even played it yet?” 💅
Another asked if they could come over and play and Stacey joked she might not make it into work for Loose Women as she was finding the game so addictive.
She wrote: ‘Hell yeah!! Honestly I might not make it in tomorrow 😂😂😂😂😂😂’.
Other mums commented comparing their strategy for the game with Stacey’s: ‘I got down to 9th position by hiding away from everyone lol’, Stacey replied: ‘That’s my strategy 😂😂😂’.
Several others shared their experiences of how addictive the game was and how they are tying to fit in a game or two around their everyday life.
One person said: ‘I put the dinner on and make sure I turn the heat down just so I can get a couple of shots 😂😂😂😰🤩🤫’.
Another fan joked that Stacey would get so addicted to the game she might begin to neglect spending time with boyfriend Joe Swash. They wrote: ‘Wait until the rages start when your told by joe its bed time!!! Don’t do it don’t let him go over to the dark side of fortnite!! 😂🙈’.
Stacey replied: ‘😂😂😂😂 this actually cracked me up! I’m a he’s a Fortnite widow 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂’.
Following Stacey’s trial of the game on her son’s behalf, the mum-of-two still seems undecided on whether she will allow her son to download and play the game. When quizzed about whether she would allow her son to download the game the star quipped in reply: ‘I mean 🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️😂😂😂’.
Have you played Fortnite or do you have children that do? Comment in the box below if you can relate to Stacey’s post and share your similar experiences!