Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Versus Lack of Duty: Bad Mom 1

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Don't know about the rest of you with teenage boys but the entire purpose of Veterans' Day Eve was procuring Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Even here in Boulder getting this game was no easy feat. I had pre-paid for the game and figured that by 5:00 pm the lines would be over. I was wrong -- lines were out the door at our local gaming store.

The line was full of boys in jeans wearing Ed Hardy t-shirts and Quiksilver hoodies. The parking lot was full of mothers in cars wearing business clothes and tapping on blackberries. Moms patiently waiting for their boys to get to the front of the line and then jumping out of the car and pushing to the front of the line to prove that an adult was buying this M-rated game. I'm sure most of them were like me -- no idea why this game was rated M and why we were allowing our kids to play games that are rated M. Maybe the lone dad I saw (pacing the parking lot) had the same concerns.

Does letting my kid play war videos make me a bad mom? Living sixty miles from Columbine makes me wonder and I wish I knew the right answer.