My son received a Nintendo 3DS on Christmas Eve.
Within minutes his older cousin had got him going with it and thus began the transformation of my loveable, dimpled boy into an irritable, menacing
See for yourself. This is him about 20 minutes after receiving it when I attempted, failing, to engage him in a conversation…
That’s my baby, my first born, my 5 pounder, looking at me with such contempt.
And it’s not gotten any better.
To make matters worse Santa brought the kids an XBOX 360 with Kinect. What was he thinking?!
Actually it is pretty neat. Not neat, however, when I had an hour of grueling hell of kickboxing today, to rush to pick up little one at school all sweaty and freezing in the 10 degrees and then to come home and have her pull me in front of that damn XBOX to “Just Dance” with her for a half hour.
(It will be a miracle if I get out of bed tomorrow pain-free, but, I AM dropping inches and pounds!!!)
My message to you…..if you don’t have any video game systems, delay for as long as possible. Ah who am I kidding? You already have something, I’m sure. We’re like the only family around who had no video games. Seriously, most of the kids friends have a household with multiple game systems.
Okay so then here’s a Nintendo warning that I’ll pass along, did you know that the 3DS is actually not recommended for children age 6 and under because the 3D aspect can cause vision damage!? Way to go Nintendo. Luckily there’s a switch to turn the 3D off.
Evil transformation should also be included in the warning!
What’s been your experience with video games?