It seems I start out a lot of my posts responding to something I’ve seen on facebook. Huh. Well, you don’t judge me for my social outlets, and I won’t judge you for yours. Deal? Good.
A friend of mine posted this on facebook yesterday. And wow – it smacked me like only something that is unavoidably the truth can:
If you have ever spent time with a child who is obsessed with Pokemon, you will understand why this hit me like a smack in the face. Even other children who are not into Pokemon, are with me on this. I know this, because I had a conversation with my 7.5 year old cousin a few weeks back, about how if he had to hear his sister and my son say another word about Pokemon, he was going to hit something. My response to this comment was basically, “TESTIFY!”
So then, if I want my Pokemon-obsessed child to talk to me later about love and sex and drugs and whatnot, I need to be listening to him talk about Pokemon all day? Is that I need to do? Because… because man. I can work on that but it’s going to be so. tough.