I am the Mario Generation

Our 8 year old Zac and I spend a few minutes each morning playing Super Mario World. I’ve had this particular SNES deck since high school, played it regularly in college — more than a few classes were missed because of Kirby’s Avalanche — and now my son and I bond over Mario.  If you’re wondering, it is indeed Zac who plays Mario and I Luigi.  As it turns out, I like Luigi over Mario 10 to 1.  Mario is a facade propped up by Luigi.  But nothing more to say on that right now.

A discernable refresh rate on our ancient lo-def TV

Here’s my favorite part of our 10 minute arcade escapade before school this morning.  Zac said “Dad, I like playing Nintendo with you because we bond over Mario.”  I said “Thanks, buddy!.”  He said “You grew up in the Mario generation.  I like that, Dad.”

What a good kid.  Dads: play old school Nintendo with your children.  You and I are, after all, the Mario generation.

About radamdavidson

When I'm not blogging, I'm hanging out with my family, pastoring a church, or listening to vinyl. I think and write about Jesus, music, communication, organizational leadership, family whatnot, and cultural artifacts from the 1980's -- mostly vintage boomboxes. You can read my blog at www.radamdavidson.com, watch [RadCast], a daily 3 minute video devotional, or find me on socials (@radamdavidson). I also help Pastors in their preaching and public speaking (www.CoachMyPreaching.com).
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