Wednesday, January 20, 2010
My son is five now. Do any of you think he should have a Nintendo DS - retail cost $130 plus $25 or so for each game?
He may, but I certainly don't!
Some of his age-peers have them now. Their parents let the kids bring them to the playground and to the library....you know, places where they are supposed to be *socializing* and whatnot. Obviously, the Nintendo is for *mom* as much as it is for the kid. It's a freakin' sedative!
Even my kids' female cousins have these game consoles. My crazy SIL, their aunt, said to them over Christmas, "What, you guys don't have DS's???" - as if WE were the weirdos!
Since when did little girls get into video games?
And I may have mentioned this before, but my cousin, whose kids are a tad older than the Prince, she told me that when her sons go on *playdates*....that all they do is sit around and play each other's video games!
Look, the Nintendos are the worst thing in the world. But the brats just can't be bringing everywhere; they can't be their chief form of amusement.
I occasionally let my son play Galaga, Asteroids, River Raid, and Spy Hunter on my computer....BUT only after he gets his *work* done. And definitely NEVER when there are visitors here.
As for his friends who are addicted to video games and color TV....they'll be categorically screened out.