We've been going back and forth about getting the boys hand held gaming systems. When I was a kid, I was always jealous of the kids who had Gameboys. But, I always told myself I would never buy them for my kids.
Such a time waster.
And anyway we wouldn't have time for such nonsense what with all the talking and instrument practicing and board game playing and poetry memorizing we'd be doing. HA!
But, that was then and now it seems everyone we know, including the adults has a Gameboy-esque device. And the games these days are much more educational than Donkey Kong and Gyromite.
Plus, let's be honest, they are great for long trips, you know, like the kind we're ALWAYS taking. This summer, in fact, we've got two BIG trips planned, one by car and one by plane. I suspect those hours and hours strapped into car seats will be much more pleasant for everyone with electronic diversions along for the ride.
But, even with all that in mind, I'm still worried about them becoming addicted. I mentioned my dilemma to a friend and she offered to lend me her much older boys' Leapsters, just to see if my boys might be interested.
I think "interested" might be putting it mildly.
So, friends, what do you think?
Should we take the Leap(ster)? Have you?