Those Darn Kids and Their Video Games (and Axe Spray)
Despite all the Xboxes, Wiis, iphones, ipods, cable tv and 24 hour cartoons it seems that our kids can always find some activity to do. I remember, as a child, playing for hours outside just making stuff up on our bikes, using finger guns for cowboys and indians, cops and robbers and just being outside all day. I am very glad to see that despite all the distractions it seems that the tradition is carrying on. In fact sometimes it carries on all night long, as we find out the morning after. But that’s a blog for another time.
Sure there are some minor changes, instead of talking to their friends on the ivory corded phone hanging on the kitchen wall, they are texting, status updating and chatting; instead of blackened stained blisters on the inside of their thumb from the Atari Joystick, they are jumping between the Xbox and Wii and playing with friends all over the world; instead of watching the snow on the black and white tv while scarfing a bowl of Trix, waiting for Saturday morning cartoons, they have dozens of channels to choose from, or instant favorites from the internet; and instead of the scent of Polo or Obsession lingering around the house, the halls are now gagged with the odor of Axe.
In the past I have blogged about their exterior activities, but this time was little different. The teen boys had been outside for hours, and when I went out to investigate this video shows what I saw. Perhaps it is more “X Games” and Axe games then I recall, but at least they are doing something.