William, whose brain NEVER stops, is in love with it, just as I expected. As in, he hasn't put it down yet. It's new, it's vacation, and it's fine. We will, however, put a limit on it in the next few days. And that isn't for his benefit, it's for MINE.
This kid not only narrates whatever he's playing, he calls me over or brings it to me and shows me and explains what has happened, what is happening, or what is going to happen next. All the time. Every game. The whole time he is playing. At first I feigned interest. I even asked questions. Then I just did the "uh huh" stuff while I looked on. Now I don't even look or say anything and it's as if he doesn't even notice. I'm not being completely dismissive to be mean - of course not! I'm in DSi survival mode. I can't tolerate the talk about it anymore. For that reason, and that reason alone, the DSi has to be limited. 30 min. a day after homework or something like that. I may be able to tolerate that. We'll see.
It's melting his brain.
It's melting mine, too.