Gamewatcher - Facing defeat

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We don't normally blog about our six-year-old son, apart from the occasional mention here and there when it's relevant to a gaming story or review. But this is too good not to share.

One of the deals we make with Xander is that we don't talk about killing enemies in games. (We also don't permit him to play with toy guns any bigger than a Lego weapon.) Instead, we say, your enemies are "defeated." Whenever he says "kill" to refer to a battle in one of his DS games, we quickly correct him.

This morning while GrrlGotGame was taking Xander to school, he waxed a little philosophical about the age difference between himself and his friend. "Madison will always be three years younger than me," Xander noted. GrrlGotGame agreed. "So that means that I'll die first," he added.

"Well, maybe," GrrlGotGame replied, "but there are lots of different factors and you really don't need to worry about that right now." Xan thought about it and then corrected himself:

"Oh, right, I'll be defeated first."

6 Comments

1.

I've started noticing my 4-year-old's use of "kill" (not so much in video games, but in cartoons), and have struggled in finding a replacement (fell asleep? got knocked down?). Thanks for suggesting "defeated", that sounds like a good alternative.

2.

That's priceless!

4.

Oh ha, interesting story! Yes priceless. Thanks for sharing...

5.

Funny story,thanks for sharing.

6.

Cute story - glad to hear I'm not the only parent out there who doesn't let my kids play with toy guns.

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