What do two Gen Xers do for their 5th anniversary? With our tot in tow, we decided to spend the first half of the day at a funplex to play in an arcade, watch galaxy bowling, and have lunch. (We spent most of our time in the arcade!)
What could be a more Gen X day than this?
I forgot how satisfying it is to watch the machine spew out a ton of tickets.
I traded in the tickets for a litttle stuffed turtle for my daughter. She named it Roxy.
|Kind of fun to watch her have her first arcade experience...|
Every generation wants their children to know their roots.
I picture parents throughout time, journeying back to the places they are from.
I imagine them saying things to their little ones like:
"When I was small like you, this is the street I lived on."
"These mountains and this river are a part of my childhood."
Gen Xers take their kids to arcades and say things to their little ones like:
"When I was small like you, these are the games I used to play."
"These digital sounds and graphics are a part of my childhood."
Most Gen Xers spent part of their growing-up years in arcades. It was a place of familiarity, a place where things were consistent even when the rest of you life was not. It was a place of escape even if just for a little while, and it is an important piece of who we are.
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