When I was growing up and my parents’ friends would come over to our place, there would usually be dinner and/or coffee and they would just keep on doing the “adults’ conversation”.
Now that I’m an adult and some of my friends already have kids of their own, when we meet we sometimes have dinner and/or coffee, but there’s almost always a playing session on the Wii going on, while we take turns to take care of and play with the kids. Videogames (of a certain kind) have become part of the social experience.
I’m not sure I can picture my mom shredding to Guitar Hero: Metallica while I was growing up. Makes me wonder what kind of things will our children take up to show their rebellious spirit when the time comes if they are so inclined.