Maybe your kids are all grown and moved out, or you don’t have any kids. Nevertheless, if you’re playing host this holiday season, and kids are going to be at your house, it pays to invest in a video game system. Buy something used on eBay, set it up in the basement, but be sure you have at least four controllers and at least one racing game and one first person shooter. The kids will disappear for hours at a time, only emerging to grab snacks and quickly retreat to their game cave. There’s no need to check on them down there. In fact, it’s best to stay away, lest you distract them for a second and cause them to lose a life. They’ll never forgive you. If you don’t want to buy a system, send them to an arcade with $20 each. They should be good for a few hours, but in terms of ROI, the game system is the best bet.
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