By Barrie Bismark of The Daily Dump
After years of eye-glazing and mind-numbing conversations with her son about Pokemon, one local mother said, “Something just clicked.”
She emotionally recalled that moment: ”I was just sitting there, sipping my coffee one morning and thinking about Pikachu. And BAM, I get it. Booster pack? Hell yes. Energy? Got it. EX Cards? For sure. This is truly an enchanted world and I love it.”
Furthermore, she has now come to terms with the fact that the millions of dollars she spent on packs of Pokemon cards over the last 7 years was all worth it.
“I see it now. If only I would have understood that years ago. I should have said yes to purchasing that one more pack he cried for at the Target register,” she stated. “$4.99 for a small pack of 10 cards he probably already has 14 of seems like an excellent way to spend Grandma Rosie’s birthday money. Certainly much better than saving it for college.”
She acknowledged that the hours of YouTube videos her son would watch over and over again of other people’s kids opening packs of cards and discussing destruction points, secret rares, and EX cards was time well spent.
“He’ll never get that time back, but that’s okay. He learned so much from those other kids,” she said. “The countless hours of sorting, counting, and playing cards…Again, no doubt a great use of everyone’s time and money. Even the fights between siblings and friends over trades, lost or stolen cards…A learning experience for everyone.”
“I also want to thank all the relatives and family friends for spending their hard-earned money on expensive Pokemon gift sets for him over the years. Bravo. Money well spent,” she confirmed.
If nothing else, she wants her Pokemon epiphany to be a lesson to all other struggling moms out there.
“It really is all worth it. Just spend the money. Listen to the stats. Learn the characters. Take enjoyment in the 4-hour, mind-numbing stories about energy, destruction points, and EX cards. Please, moms, Pokemon is important, trust me.”
A version of this post was first published on The Daily Dump.
About the Author
I’m Barrie. I’m sarcastic, vocal, stubborn, strong willed, and kind of a pain in the ass. I have a husband who I have been married to for 11 years and three beautiful children boy (8), girl (6), and girl (3). Being a mom is one of the hardest things I have ever done, but also one of the most rewarding. I am amazed every day at the chaos, laughs, adventures, and exhaustion that motherhood brings. I have been featured on Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Babble, Parent Co., Sammiches and Psych Meds, For Every Mom, Bon Bon Break, and am a contributing writer for Suburban Misfit Moms, Modern Mom, and Her View From Home. (Follow Barrie on her blog The Daily Dump, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Pinterest.