Thursday, August 29, 2013
"Mom, look at the box for my CirKis game. It says, 'It's so easy, anyone can play...' But then over here it says for ages 8 and up." Katie placed her index finger over the 8+ on the box, in case I missed it. She stood there staring at me like well, what's your answer?
"Oh, that's weird. I never noticed that," I said. It has become my stock response to most of our seven-year-old's statements these days. Katie's hyper-aware of her world and eager to point out its inconsistencies.
"Yeah, so it says it's for anyone over here but it says it's for 8 and up over here," she evidently wanted to make sure I was clear about it.
"Yeah, that's weird, isn't it?" I said nonchalantly. At 42, I expect the world to not make sense. Especially the world of marketing.
"Yeah, they should either say it's for anyone or say it's for people ages 8 and up!" she ranted, waiving her arms.
"Yeah, well, one way or the other, you can still play it. You don't need a box to tell you that," I said.
"I know," she said, walking away, moving on to something else.