While I was out shopping, my son stayed at my aunt’s house. She tutors a twelve year old neighbor boy and wanted my son to play with him.
So in anticipation of the “playing” I brought three games: Connect Four, Mancala, and Battleship. I got there and there were two neighbor boys there, and they were playing Xbox video games. So I said “What game are you playing?” They said, “Mortal Kombat.”
I said that my son doesn’t play that and do your parents care you are playing that? They said their parents don’t care. I asked who owned the game, and it turned out to belong to my aunt’s son, who is an adult and no longer lives at home. So I suspect their parents don’t even know they are playing Mortal Kombat.
Anyway I left for shopping. My aunt told me my son absolutely did not want to play Mortal Kombat and they played sports games. (At first I thought it was real sports outdoors, but it was actually video game sports)
So my son got a taste of American boys his own age. My aunt said they really like him and want him to come back tomorrow. They are fascinated by the boy from