These are some of my newly acquired vocabulary, taught by my five-year-old:
…and the list goes on.
He has recently discovered a whole new world of boyhood: collecting Pokemon cards. It all started when one of O’s friend’s son gave him a few cards, and our neighbors’ boys gave him a few more cards. Two weeks ago we gave in and bought him a pack of the original Pokemon.
It’s the initiation of boyhood, where he is now well versed in these vocabulary, knowing all Pokemon characters and their power.
Yesterday was the National Night Out party in our neighborhood. It turned out all the boys gathered in our backyard and began showing off their own respective collections. The older boys have binders of Pokemon cards, and there were also some trading going on among themselves.
I told O that there was a Pokemon convention happening in our backyard. Here are the photos.