But it didn't work, and my poor kid's disappointment was unbearable to watch. I had no satisfying explanation for why it wouldn't work. And part of that is my approach to life and parenting in general. I'm reluctant to explain life, because I truly believe that our concept of reality gets in the way of our potential. It's like the miraculous placebo effect. The power of believe goes a long way in making something possible.
So my boy sat there pouting, trying to troubleshoot the problem, "Do I need to draw the characters on the disk?"
I went on amazon and bought him the game. It was only $6.
He's also been asking for a Lego Republic Gunship set. It costs $500. I told him we could try selling some of his toys, or he could make something to sell to cover the cost. His response, "No, I don't want to sell things, I'm making my own money, I'm making my own government." Then he made his own money, with Barack Obama and the American Flag:
Similar thing happened when we saw a deer in our yard and he wanted to go hunt it. I told him that he would need a hunting license first. His response, "Here's my hunting license."
I don't know where this subversive behavior is going, but I bet he'll be in the pack of people shopping with bitcoins and raising quails without permission from the county ;)