Saturday, February 20, 2010

DS At Dinner? Not How We Roll

Our family happens to be one of the few in America that does not own a Wii, Playstation, XBox or hand held video game - the DS I believe they are called. We have no type of moral opposition to the aforementioned video games, we just aren't big "gamers" ourselves and with our children being between the ages of 2 and 5, the "need" for video games is a subject that just has not come up. At least, not until a few weeks ago when my 5 year old started noticing her same age-peers bringing DS's on the bus and noticing Wii's at their homes during play dates. Now, of course, she is begging for a DS. Begging!

I've made it very clear to her: It ain't gonna happen. Read The Full Post at New Jersey Moms Blog >>>>>>


Tina said...

Wonderful, well thought and written. I wrote the other day a little about our house rules...

We have a DS, we have cell phones but the allowed misuse of either is clearly a parenting issue. IMHO

...also doing homework Sunday night.

Anonymous said...

(Most) everything is okay in moderation. Most kids don't do moderation too well though. And these things seem to be addicting.

Wii, er WE too are abstaining with you over here.

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