That’s Entertainment (For Kids)

Talk about a change of pace: this morning my girlfriend and I flew out to the quintessentially suburban and exceedingly pleasant town of Lafayette, California to help my mother watch my nephew for roughly four days (his mom is on a short holiday). On the slate for this weekend: a science fair, my nephew’s Little League game, a trip to San Francisco to see the Giants play the Washington Nationals, and lots of Nintendo GameCube. We stopped by Hollywood Video this afternoon to rent a DVD, and I was reminded how few movies are really appropriate for watching with a seven-year old and how just about any seven-year old in 2005 will have already seen every one of them. In spite of having my own child-at-heart preoccupations, it’s very different keeping an actual young kid entertained.