Coming of Age
There is a life event in every male’s life – an event every male I know to have gone through, even if it were just a matter of a one-time suffering or something made to be a recurring delight. This event is …
Specifically, Mario Kart.
And Josh has come of age.
He can make it through the courses now, which makes him now a gamer among gamers even if he still isn’t very good.
If I pump the acceleration like I were trying to shoot in an old arcade shooter, Josh can give me a pretty good run for the money in vs. mode.
How my heart leaps for joy as I see him pull and rotate the remote the way he wants to go! And, as any good gamer would do, I am trying to use this as leverage for purchasing the Nintendo Wii.
My little boy is growing up! I really did get misty eyed by all of this. Lisa’s reaction was startlingly male-ish: “what’s the matter with you – this is what you’ve been waiting for.” Clearly, there are things the sexes just don’t understand about each other.