The Saddest FB Post

This is a real post somebody really left on an FB parenting page. For real. Pay attention to the last sentence:

I’m looking for some phrasing to use to say to any parents during play dates that we don’t have my son play fort nite. I want it to come across in a non-judgemental way, quick and move on and not have it damage any new friendship or impact any current friendship. We actually don’t play any video games.
Thanks for your help. My son is 5 1/2.

It makes my blood run cold in terror that this should be an issue at five.

The post is followed by an enormous number of comments where parents say they have the same problem.


2 thoughts on “The Saddest FB Post”

  1. We must be an outlier then. My son is also 5 1/2 and we’ve never even remotely run into this during playdates. On an extended visit to family at Christmas, he did spend a fair amount of time watching his older (11+) cousins playing fortnite and was certainly intrigued, but it hasn’t come up since. On the same visit, I was heartened to see that one of my nephews (aged 16) was much more interested in playing board games than playing fortnite, so hope is not completely lost…


  2. I have a 7-year old boy and I don’t even know what this game is. I’ve decided not to google because I don’t want to know. My son doesn’t like violence at all and won’t even watch most movies because he doesn’t like the scary bits.


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