My son has made best friends with our backyard neighbors. We’re constantly tossing the boys back and forth over the fence. This weekend we discovered a secret about our backyard neighbors – they have a video game console.
Like many parents of this generation, I grew up with a gaming console at home. The ever awesome Intellivision. But that was it for console gaming in my life, a 5 year span in the mid-80s. I owned a PS2 for a month before tossing it after I spent an entire 48 hour period in my living room playing Metal Gear Solid.
So playing a little Wii Tennis at his buddy’s place was my son’s first introduction to console gaming. I had thought I would get a gaming system when the youngest was closer to 5 (he’s now 3), but I’m starting to wonder – are we weird for not having a video game system?