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Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Cards

In Thirdland, I'm seen as someone with quite a bit of street cred when it comes to Pokemon.  #1 Son collected the cards way back when, so I shelled out quite a bit of cash for the cards, watched the show every day after school and came to have my own favorites, including Squirtle and Bulbasaur.  Sadly,  I had to put the kibosh on the whole shebang of Pokemon at the school site by announcing to the Thirdlanders that Pokemon is now banned.  They weren't surprised.  The trading had reached a feverish pitch and even they could see that they needed someone to step in and get control of the situation.  These kids were trading like they worked on Wall Street.  Recess became a hyped up Let's Make a Deal show.

Don't worry about the ban. They'll get in to something new soon, and after awhile, they'll start wreaking havoc with it. That's just how we roll. In Thirdland.

6 comments:

Judy Williams said...

And don't forget about the Black Market.
jw

LH said...

I won't. Believe me.

Why do some people have to wreck stuff for the rest of us?????

Gotta catch 'em all!

Mary Moeller said...

It sounds like you have an energetic group this year too.

jdoc said...

Sam and Eloise are both into Pokemon cards. Their trades tend to work out because Sam wants the cards with the high points and Eloise wants the cute ones. Pick up time at Sam's school is crazy with the trading right now. I'm looking forward to some cold weather to put a lid on it.

Ms. W. said...

This isn't a thing over here right now. Wonder if its on its way...

Ms. W. said...

Nevermind. Right after I wrote that, Mac asked for Pokemon cards. "They're the thing this year."