A friend at church invited G to a birthday party on Saturday. The mom was talking to me about how they would carve out a special part of the party where G could attend for food and football. The rest of the party would mostly involve video games rated Teen. Oh, life. Fortunately G has a basketball game and won't be able to attend. I am grateful the mom understood that we don't play violent games and that she was interested in creating a space for G. I love that family. I hope their boys turn out ok. But we obviously have different opinions on what is appropriate for kids media.
I am so grateful that G lets us keep him young. He still watches a lot of shows that are targeted at a younger audience. While many boys are getting into violent and misogynistic media G is still playing games that are appropriate for all of our children.