Originally Posted by FinanceDude
The fact we don't own a "gaming system" like they do, i.e., X-box 360, PlayStation 2 or 3, Nintendo DS, Wii, etc.
Our kid won a Playstation in a drawing 10 years ago. (They didn't have any numbers back then, just the name.) She was five years old at the time so it took her over a year to realize that the demo disk could be augmented with "real" video games. But she didn't know they could be bought in stores, so she just traded with other kids for another year.
We've upgraded it with memory cards and two controllers so we probably have all of $20 or $30 into it now. Someday it might be worth even more than that!
A friend's five-year-old daughter was visiting the other day and was absolutely fascinated by it because she'd never seen anything like it. Our kid was going to give it to her but the five-year-old got a Wii for Christmas and didn't want to trade.
No video games or even martial arts tomorrow night... she wants a ride to a 90-minute college-planning workshop, and I happen to know that they provide excellent cookies & coffee. Who am I to impede the next generation's thirst for higher education?