This weekend he participated in his first ever, public competition. The game was Super Smash Brothers, one we know and love. The event was held at a local video game store. Sixty something participants all standing around holding their video game controllers, hoping for greatness. I didn't go to this event, but Jay said it was the nerdiest room he'd ever been in.
Waiting in line.Notice you don't see any females in this crowd. Shocking, I know.
Next up, the boy-that's him in the yellow and black. He chose to be Fox.This choice would prove to be his downfall. He now regrets this decision and wishes he had gone with Kirby instead because of his ability to float. (Sorry, I realize all of this means nothing to a large portion of you.)
And the competition is on:Sadly he lost.To an older teenager who was described to me as a "gigantic nerd face idiot boy."
All jokes aside, I'm immensely proud of my boy for being brave enough to compete in public, one on one, against total strangers. Not only were some of the competitors well into adulthood but let's be honest here, geeks and nerds aren't known for their kindness and social graces. I think my son has some guts.