It kind of feels like it was just the other day that Johannes was a little baby learning how to walk and constantly interested in anything in the house with buttons on it. But yet here we are at almost 7 years old, lost baby teeth, Grade 1 and now a new interest in video games.
When we were packing to head to Muskoka a few weeks ago we brought along everything we needed for the beach, but we also let Johannes pack up his bag with things he wanted for entertainment, books, his walkie talkies and his New Nintendo 2DS XL were his first choices along with his two favourite games. He couldn’t wait to show his friend Ben his new stuff and play it at the beach.
I will always remember being a kid and one of the first things my dad bought my brother and I when we first came to Canada years ago was a Nintendo system with Super Mario Brothers. I remember playing it together as a family and trying to see who could get to the next level. It was so much fun! So when Johannes was asleep in our hotel room I pulled out the game and played it too, Hey! Pikman is really fun you guys! Kid or parent, its pretty great, and the large game screen makes it easy to see all the cool graphics.
I think what I love most about the New Nintendo 2DS XL system is that Johannes can play it, be entertained in the car or on rainy days, but as his mom I can be in charge of what games he plays and how much time he spends in front of the screen. As you guys know, we don’t have a TV in our house and we won’t be getting one any time soon, so the New Nintendo 2DS XL is the perfect compromise for all of us. Its also become a bit of a lesson in spending and what things cost around here, because of course Johannes wanted to get some new games and we’re making him work for money so he can buy them if he wants. He can do gardening and cleaning up in addition to his chores for extra dollars and when he has enough we will take him to the store to buy his games.
ALSO because we love our new New Nintendo 2DS XL system so much we’re GIVING AWAY a brand new system, plus the Hey! Pikman and Miitopia games! To enter head to my Instagram and follow the rules to win…here. And for an extra entry you can also follow Nintendo Canada on Facebook and leave a comment below telling me you did so. Contest closes Sunday August 27 at 11:59pm and winner will be contacted via Instagram so make sure you’re FOLLOWING ME!
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