One of the best things about my job is the respect I get at home from our two boys in early June. I get some respect other times too, though, if I’m being honest, it’s when a new Nintendo game is released. In early June Los Angeles hosts E3. E3 is basically CES for gamers and with two developing hardcore gamers at home, the attention to what I do at work increases a million fold.

This morning I decided to “reward” breakfast for the last day of Second Grade with an iPad viewing of Nintendo’s Digital Event showcasing all the coming games. They were mesmerized (see mesmerized photo below.)


After the viewing and getting dressed and ready for school, I was presented a handwritten note from Theo telling me to give this to “The President of Nintendo.”


A few things to point out in the note. I love how “from: Theo” changed to “love: Theo” after he decided to add a request for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros to his letter. Apparently, in the mind of an 8-year old, if you are going to ask for something you better end the request with some love. Smart kid.

I also like how the Mii character is going to create “Sensei” is going to be “powerful” so you better watch out per the “WARNING.”

I have yet to deliver said note, but will before E3 is over.  I’m guessing he’ll have to wait until Holiday 2014 for the game.


Fortunately, the day Theo gave me his letter was also the evening of our Nintendo team dinner. I was right on time and there was a small group already there, including Nintendo of America’s President and CEO Reggie Fils-Aime. So I presented the letter to him.  Here is the result.


When I gave it to Theo the next morning and read the “No. Not Now… But Soon.”  Theo asked me, “didn’t he see my warning?”

He’s a tough and determined kid, but I know one thing is for sure… when Super Smash Bros comes out this house is going to be playing it a ton!!!