But I'm back now and I wanted to share a cute little story with you.
My principal wanted me to go trick or treating with her 3 children on Halloween, so I went to her house. She told me that one of her twin boys is 6 years old and just loves Pokemon. She actually described it as an obsession, but you know how parents can be... ;) Turns out that he doesn't have any games, toys, or cards, he just has a giant Pokedex book that he bought with his allowance money a month or so ago, and he has his mom read it to him every night before bed. I thought that was the cutest and saddest thing ever! Sad because all he had to his name that was Pokemon related was that little Pokedex. So you could say I wanted to hook him up... I brought him a Munna and Croagunk plush, and boy was he excited. He had never met me or even heard of me before, but once he saw me through the window, even in my crazy costume costume, he didn't care that I was a stranger! I heard him screaming, "POKEMON! POKEMON! OH MY GOD IT'S POKEMON!!!!" and it was literally the cutest thing ever. After his dad opened the door, I came in and gave him his plush, and just to make sure I was a real Pokemon master, he quizzed me all sorts of Pokemon things ("Name all of the fire type legendaries!" "What does Tepig evolve into?!"). His other twin brother didn't care for Pokemon one way or the other, but once I got out my 3DS and started to show him the animations in the 3D Pokedex, the other twin started to show interest, too, which I thought was great! The next day, I sent them some of my duplicate Pokemon cards, and I'm going to give them one of my Keldeo posters to put in their room. I've always wanted a little brother who likes Pokemon, and they're the closest things that I'm going to get, so I think I'm spoiling them a little bit... ;) Hopefully the "obsessed" one won't grow out of it and the other one will develop a strong interests, too. Then they'll be collectors just like us!
Anyways, I know that was long, but I just had to share! Have you turned a little kid (or anyone else, for that matter) into a future collector before? I'd love to hear your stories!