Totally dismiss anyone who puts you down for loving video games because they will never know how wonderful it feels to live hundreds of lives and to explore a plethora of amazing worlds and to feel so powerful and so vulnerable all at once. They’ll never know. And it’s their loss, not yours.
Also good for the kids. They encourage having slow readers read to the family pets. A dog will listen to a kid read a whole book one damn sssyl-la——-ble at a time, and it will never get frustrated, or correct their pronunciation, or start playing Angry Bird because it can’t stand listening to the slowness any more. The dog will look at the kid approvingly, because, human. Human is talking. Human is interacting.
So this is a great win-win.
i am a 26 year old man and this almost made me cry