So, I'm proud to report that Dahlia is sitting here playing Mario Kart, and she's doing about 199% better than she did last year when we got the game.
She loves all the Mario games and Link and Zelda and is really starting to get into the big Nintendo properties, as well as Sonic and Pac-Man but can't really play them all that well... a big problem is the controllers don't fit her hands. I had thought about getting a Retron system for Christmas, but I might wait a while for that.
I'm not entirely sure what it is, but there's just something about each of us generationally, like, me and people roughly my age, we grew up with VCRs and DVD players and all the video game systems and computers, so we learned how to use them and it seems the majority of us (*majority*) know how to use them better than our parents. So now, our kids are using touch screens and tablets and yeah, we have those, too, but each new thing is developing and soon they'll have something we don't want or need and they'll be the ones who know how to use it and we won't know jack about it.
For instance, this Christmas, she got her own Kindle, a Zoomer watch, and a Zoomer kitty, all touch screen or bluetooth stuff. She knows how to use is without being told very many instructions at all, and beside the tablet, I don't know what to do with the rest of it. Yet she still needs instructions on how to play checkers and Guess Who?