From the DadPad
by Leary Gates
“Hit the A button…No Dad. The A button!” One of my teenage sons excitedly coaches me while the other breaks into hysterical laughter. The instructions I heard to make the guy on this video game jump was, “Hit the A button, hold down the trigger key with your left finger, push the thumb lever to your right and scratch your nose.” Or something like that. Mastering a video game controller is like taking a lesson from a golf pro. I can’t assimilate the four hundred other things I’m supposed to do after “keep your head down.” I gave that game up too.