Wednesday 14 November 2007

A Wii bit of fun

UPDATE: Mom tells me that this is supposed to be a secret from the kids. I thought she’d discussed it in front of them already, but she says not. So don’t tell them!

Mom took the children out shopping recently and they ended up going by an electronics store where Mom encountered a demonstration game system with Guitar Hero playing. When she got home, she mentioned this to me and noted that she saw how some one could become addicted to that game. Shortly after that, she informed me that we would be breaking our ten year ban on game consoles, primarily (as far as I could tell) so that Mom could play Guitar Hero. Mom considered several choices of game consoles before deciding on the Wii. The children were not consulted. I am still uncertain whether they will be allowed to play with it at all.

Since then Mom has been haunting the electronics store waiting for shipments of the console to arrive. She gets rumors of arrivals but they apparently sell out so quickly that it’s been a futile effort. Her back up plan is to order one on the Internet, although that’s significantly more expensive (hence the rapidly evaporating local stocks). Mom is rarely balked for long, so I expect her to acquire her new heart’s desire before Christmas.

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Wii is so much fun! my best friend has one (well, actually, her boys do) and we have a ball with it. We moms are always fighting with the kids to get a turn.

Have fun!

Posted by: Deborah on 18 November 2007 at 07:08

So you’ll be dropping by a lot more frequently once the treasure arrives?

Posted by: Dad on 18 November 2007 at 07:15

maybe…love the bowling game!

Posted by: Deborah on 18 November 2007 at 11:25

It arrived last Friday. So we’ll have it for Christmas.

Posted by: Dad on 25 November 2007 at 11:29

great news!

Posted by: Deborah on 27 November 2007 at 10:04

Mom says that a Wii system is now $700 at Amazon. I just looked to double check and that doesn’t seem to be true anymore — instead it looks like you can’t buy a Wii from Amazon at all. The only listings are for third parties advertising via Amazon. Mom’s feeling pretty smug about spending the extra cash to order online and order early.

Posted by: Dad on 02 December 2007 at 09:48
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