1.08.2009

We've been Wiied

I come from a family of girls. There are five of us. So growing up that made 6 girls and 1 boy in our family. Much to my dad's chagrin he had to give up things like camping or adventure type movies in favor of things like staying in hotels and chick flicks. Over the last several years three of my sisters have married thus bringing 3 boys into our family. Any evening out of the girl/boy ratio was quickly canceled out, though, with the addition of four little girls. This has left us with the current ratio of 10 girls and 4 boys--so the staying in hotels and seeing chick flicks hasn't really changed much. My mother is ever aware of this and tries in her way to accommodate the weird phenomena that is the boy. Sadly, such attempts have not always succeeded (hence the unused air hockey table sitting). This year, though, with a masculine shout of approval as one particular gift was unwrapped my mother hit the mother load. We got a Wii.

Now when discussions of getting a Wii first secretly came up I was a little bit skeptical, but I conceded to my mother that the boys would probably really like it. The thing is, though, I kind of really like it too.

The other day I was "playing" the Wii fitness challenge that comes with the Wii sports package and it was determined by the machine that I have a Wii fitness age of 28. I was temporarily very pleased with this result until my sister pointed out that having a Wii fitness age of 28 is actually not something to be particularly proud of since it isn't based in anyway on fitness but on how well you play a particular video game.

Still, I am having a bit of fun with it. We could use a bit of advice on what games to purchase. So those of you that have Wiis, what do you like?

**As a parting note I would just like you to know that I spent the majority of last night reading The Count of Monte Cristo while listening to The #1 Puccini Album (which is so excellent) and eating Belgian chocolate. Having a Wii in the family has not turned me into video-playing recluse or fanatic.

4 comments:

Science Teacher Mommy said...

My mom got a Wii a couple of years ago. Though her reasoning was totally opposite: I come from a lot of boys. Though my siblings are equal, something like 20 of my 30 first cousins on my dad's side are boys. My parents have 8 grandsons and 1 grand-daughter. My dad has six brothers and three sisters. None of my female cousins on my dad's side have had daughters. . . you get the picture. We all love the Wii, however. It is fun. I lived on the high of knocking out my husband for about a week.

Science Teacher Mommy said...

My mom got a Wii a couple of years ago. Though her reasoning was totally opposite: I come from a lot of boys. Though my siblings are equal, something like 20 of my 30 first cousins on my dad's side are boys. My parents have 8 grandsons and 1 grand-daughter. My dad has six brothers and three sisters. None of my female cousins on my dad's side have had daughters. . . you get the picture. We all love the Wii, however. It is fun. I lived on the high of knocking out my husband for about a week.

N.F. said...

I still have to figure out how to do that need comment/fill in the box thing you have....and, I've been hearing all the wonder that is the Wii...but, I'm just not ready to go there. Yet.

Jenny said...

PLEASE have fun with your Wii. I must interject my opinion, however, that you should NOT purchase the program that allows you to vicariously hula hoop in your living room. I came upon this scene at a friend's house, and I thought her tween daughter was being encouraged to practice her exotic dancing in their family space. Yikes.