P and I have made the definitive statement, "We will not have a video game system in our home." We've heard lots lately that so-and-so gets to play w** all the time so what's the problem. We've tried to be clear that different families have different rules, but the guys are having a hard time buying that. I think I've been called bossy more than once these past weeks. I've decided to take it as a compliment.
Now, I am not morally judging you or your child if you make a different decision in your home. I just know my boys. The attention and time suckage potential for my fellows would be huge if we had a w**. I've heard the arguments, especially around the sports, fitness, and music video games, and if that's the choice you've made-- hey, enjoy yourself. I don't doubt that I would have a good time playing some of those games. But I just don't need them in our house. If the boys play the games at other folks' homes, so be it. I won't get all up in arms about it, unless they are violent and misogynistic games and then I would have a problem-- a big one. In the end though, this is where I stand on the video games, today on Thursday, January 22, 2009. Who knows if my views will ever waver?
However, when I watched this New York Times video today, I can't imagine changing my mind.