Accessing merchandise is literally at the tip of our fingers these days. Ordering a game from Amazon is just that easy from your smartphone, and you can research and buy instantly at anytime of the day. Why do I mention this? There was a time when there was no internet, and it was always a joy to receive the Christmas season catalogs in the mail to pick out all the toys you know you couldn't get. I remember browsing through the Service Merchandise and Sears catalogs and giving most of my attention to the advertised Atari 2600, Intellivision & Coleco sections.
Fast forward to 2017, my daughter has been playing more and more Nintendo Wii as she learns the interface and as her reading skills improve. And for a while, she's been checking out the Nintendo Amiibo and now the Switch displays when we're out around places like Gamestop and Toy's R Us. Just recently, a Toy's R Us Christmas catalog came in the mail, and one day, we were going through it together page by page. When we came across the video game section, she said she wanted a Switch, and she pointed to and wanted every game she saw Mario on it including the 3DS games. And then I pointed out the Zelda games, and told her she needed those, too.
For a while, she's been playing Mario Kart Wii and Mario Run Android. So when I later showed her YouTube clips of Mario Kart Deluxe and Mario Galaxy, she really wants a Switch now and told me she'll put down 5$ towards helping me buy one. So when I explained to her the value of $5 in 25 cent gumballs and how many gumballs it would take to buy a Switch, her mouth dropped. Good times.Last edited by LivingMetal - on 10 November 2017