Friday, July 03, 2009

Benji, the nintendo genius

Benjamin, my just-2-yr-old, came running in to me yesterday and said, very excitedly, "Mommy. I just. The Rawbot. And then. By myself. Me. Rawbot. Me. I did it. Come see!"

So I followed him.

He took me into the TV room, where a pair of golden cherries were hovering in the midst of some kind of rubble on the TV screen.

"See? See? Rawbot. And I did it!" Benji said, pointing at the screen. "See?"

It took me a minute to realize what he had done: He was playing PacMan World 2 all by himself, and he had beat the first boss, a giant robot frog, all by himself.

And, judging from his sense of accomplishment and pride, it was with a serious, focused effort. And not by accident.


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