Leif is very much a little gamer. He comes by it honestly really. Both AB and I enjoy board games and computer games. I vaguely remember a long distant past where I would sit for hours in front of the computer playing Diablo and Civilization. It is a vague memory that doesn't include little voices around me. As a kid I was much more intrigued by an afternoon in front of the Colecovision or my Commodore Vic 20 than going outside.
Leif inherited this unfortunate quality. I should probably apologize now to all his future girlfriends because he inherited this from both sides.
Today one of Leif's female friends - who isn't a gamer - came over for a play date. It didn't start out well when she went to play with Skadi's dollhouse and Leif had a despondent and somewhat desperate look on his face. We let this rest a little to see how long the doll thing would last.
It went on a little long for Leif (Skadi was thrilled) and so we released him to his DS for a bit.
After a little while I picked up the Wii Tangled game that she brought with. Leif siezed the opportunity to get the Wii remote in his hand by agreeing readily to being Flynn Rider.
"I have a sword!" he exclaimed.
Pretty soon they were playing away. But I loved the conversations during.
Leif: "I am going to get that guy!"
C: "No, you are supposed to ask him if he has the radish drink instead."
Few minutes pass...
Leif: "I am going to slice that bad guy in half!"
C: "That's not a bad guy, you have to see if he has a jewel."
Few minutes pass...
Leif: "Hi-YA! Let me go tackle that one and fight him C!"
C: "C, no Leif we just have to see if he has the answer."
I was impressed that despite there being no bashing or whacking or sword slicing that he hung in there. I was worried we would see tears, but no. And he didn't even make any requests for teaching C how to play "Lightsaber Duel".
I was impressed that he was just happy enough to be able to play Wii that he willingly and enthusiastically (mostly) played a "girls" game (dubbed so a little bit later because there "isn't enough attacking").