You're actually kinda close Enduro. For the longest time, up until a couple years ago in fact, my parents basically let me do anything, and bought me lots of games. Like, five for birthdays, more for christmas. They might as well have been in Europe. It was crazy.
Once I got out of school they were all like "GET A JOB AND GO TO COLLEGE MAGGOT! DON'T EXPECT ANY HELP FROM US, YOU LEECH!" and now I'm lucky if I get more than 1 game on my B-day, and then it's usually used. It was quite a jarring shift, I can tell you.