The Dark Side II


First I got my niece hooked on Gameboy; now I’ve got her writing her

first email, on her mom’s new iMac…


The Dark Side


This past weekend marked my niece’s 7th birthday. I’ve noticed lately that in her slow march to tween-hood she’s trying to separate herself a bit from her two younger siblings. So to give her some quality me time I got her a GameBoy Advance and an age-appropriate Dora The Explorer Game.

I was a little worried when she peeled off the wrapping and said “I don’t know how to do GameBoy”, but after a quick tutorial nobody could wrestle the thing out of her hands. Welcome to the dark side, my dear — from this day forward your parents will see you only at meals and when you need new batteries… Mwa-ha-hah!