Pokemon is the new thing in our home, and to be honest, I have tried to stay away from it for a long time, mainly because I was not really sure how I felt about all the characters and the powers they have.

But this year at school, boys have been bringing Pokemon cards and giving them to my eldest son. I was a little upset because the kids are not supposed to bring toys, etc., to school. Apparently, all of the parents do not follow the rules as strictly as I do.

Anyway, for the past few weeks all I seem to hear about is Pokemon! Ugh!!

So I finally began looking into it to see what I thought about it from a Christian perspective. I was surprised to find out that there was nothing about it that caused me to say no to Pokemon (except that there should be parental guidance with the show).

Then the other day my eldest son said to my middle son regarding the Pokemon card he had, “This one has no weakness and never dies.”

To which I responded, “Hold up. Let’s talk about that. Who really has no weakness and never dies?”

“God,” they both answered.

“Right!”

Then I go on to ask if Pokemon is real or fantasy and they both say fantasy.

I was beyond proud. For years I have been teaching them to be able to watch a show or read a book and be able to determine what is right and what is wrong, and to understand the difference between reality and fantasy. They can watch a show like Disney’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and shout out (without me asking them) “they just told a lie!”

I think it’s important to teach our kids to observe the world through the lens of Scripture. And Pokemon gave me a great opportunity to do that. What a blessing!