Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wii Member

The boys saved up there money and bought a Wii over the Thanksgiving holiday. I was resistant. I know what happens. I had heard the interviews of the successful children of immigrants and how they attributed their perfect SAT scores to not playing video games like their slacker peers. I don't want my kids to numb their minds on interminable hours of graphic violence and thinly veiled sexual innuendo. I had already made up my mind regarding video games and was firmly convinced that they are a plot to rot the minds of American children by Japanese executives bent on world domination.

But then I tried it.

It's kinda fun! The Wii system came with "Wii Sports" which has bowling, golf, tennis, boxing, and baseball games. The boys loved it, and I too took pleasure from the crack of the bat; the vibrating, noise-making remote; and the blood thirsty pounding of armless boxing matches. What have I become? Sore, that's what. And a Wii bit less judgemental.

All this Wii tennis and Wii boxing and Wii baseball has left me Wii-ly wiped. I think I pulled a Wii hamey. I got Wii tennis elbow. I am pathetic.


majorleague007 said...

Don't feel bad, PT. I definitely got some serious Wii Tennis elbow last time I played one.

Missionaries in La Ceiba, Honduras said...

You are a Wii bit sarcastic in this blog and a Wii bit too hard on yourself:-) glad you enjoyed it! We've resisted too - and so far still don't have one.

Redlefty said...

It's a great carrot for our child behavior motivational system.

If they're respectful and responsible, they get Mario Kart time. If not, no Wii.

Anonymous said...

hahahahahahahaha!! Not to mention the SORE leg I had from doing 23 squats on one side while bowling! Even if I did beat the whole family (I am the master bowler) :). Love the post honey!!

The M

Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years said...

Someday you'll look back and wish you had just kept it at the pogo. :)

But then I've never tried a Wii. Because I KNOW they're addictive. Blogging is bad enough.