As you may know, I live in a time warp. I still don’t own an iPod, or MP3 Player. Most of my music begrudgingly emanates from dusty old worn out cassettes.
Only because my 8-track player broke years ago. And I’ve been hard pressed to replace it.
As far as new fangled games go, I still have my old 1990 version of Mario Brothers. Which I still dearly love. But I cannot talk Fiddledaddy into hooking it up for me. He scoffs at Luigi in his out of fashion overalls. And for that very reason, my precious Tigger overalls hang in the far reaches of my closet.
But, things are quickly changing here in the House of Fiddle. My dad and stepmother offered to buy the children this new fangled Wii for a birthday/Christmas combo.
Now. I know some of y’all have been praising the wonders of the Wii for some time now. And I’ve been at a loss. My comments sadly have been “What’s a Wii?”
But then, I don’t know what a Game Cube is either. Twister? Now, there’s a game I know well.
I agreed to this wonderful present of a Wii, because Trish had just gotten one from her FIL for her boys, and she can hold it hostage if her boys don’t behave. Since they love the Wii, they are more apt to straighten up and fly right.
Trish and I share similar parenting styles.
And so, we are now the proud and grateful recipients of a Wii. On Saturday, after nearly going blind and almost dropping a 1995 hulk of a television on my foot, I set it up. By myself. Thankyouverymuch. I’ll be here all week.
Let the games begin.
The girls have played so much that they are fighting with us over control of the ice packs. “L” is for LOSER. Suffer little children. The ice packs are mine. ALL MINE!
Insert maniacal laughter.
Anyhoo. Fiddledaddy and I have shown little interest in the Wii. Until the children are safely tucked in and blissfully unconscious.
Since we are both somewhat competitive in nature, our evenings no longer revolve around reading glasses and computer screens.
And my blog may suffer a bit.
As well as my triceps, plus other muscles I’ve had little to no use for.
And if that isn’t enough, we joined the gym last week, too. I took my first Zumba class on Saturday.
Has anyone ever died from Zumba?
I fear I may be the first.
But, back to the Wii. Tell me, Wii fans, hypothetically speaking, if I were to buy an extra game for Christmas, what would you recommend? I’ve heard that Mario is a possibility. I’m positively giddy about that prospect.
Clearly, I need a life.
And more ice packs.