Thursday, January 8, 2009

What a bunch of Wii-ners

It was a very Wii Christmas here in the Mommy Wins household. We got Rock Band and Wii Fit and a bunch of other games that are entirely way more fun than they should be.

We got our Wii this past fall when we just happened to be in the right place at the right time to find one. (Which was a near miracle that we were together in that right place, too!)

As I've mentioned, we're planners that talk about something for quite some time - deciding whether or not its something we want to do, if its something we want to spend the money on, etc. - then just all of a sudden up and do it one day when the mood strikes. We like to think we're impulsive that way. (Shh...just let me think that, huh?)

So prior to buying ours, we'd borrowed our friends' Wii over the Easter weekend and played for a few days with our extended families to see if we wanted a game system of our own.

Cuz nothing says "The Lord has risen!" like a little Super Mario Party.

Jay happened to have off on Easter Sunday this past year, and after playing host and hostess all day long to several family members, cleaning up and then tucking our boys in bed (late), we decided we deserved a little Wii time, too.

The Wii was new to us and was not ours, so we followed the instructions to the letter. If the little message on the screen said to fasten the wrist strap, or play with the cushy remote cover on, well, then we did. We were very careful to mark out our safety circles before going on to pitch, bat and bowl.

My hubby and I are pretty competitive. I'll just tell you there was a little smack talk goin' on.

OK, there was a LOT of smack talk, and, um, there may or may not have been wagers as to who would owe whom what if he or she lost.

A-hem.

ANYWAY...lots of Wii was played and I had had the foresight to take the following Monday off, so it was early in the morning hours when we decided we were just going to play one more game of bowling. Cuz I think we were both reeeely close to bowling 100 point games. (OK, don't remind me that my four year old now regularly bowls 200+ point games. But I digress.)

The one warning that Wii doesn't give you, though?

During the course of your game (or 20) you may just move from your original spot a bit.

And when you do? Your safety circle may no longer be safe.

So picture this. Its 1:30 in the morning and two big dumb idiot adults are very tired and giggling like a bunch of 12-year-olds in a middle school health class. We were beyond ridiculous, laughing at things that really weren't funny and our scores were nearly tied.

Its the tenth frame of our 312th game of bowling and hubby's up first. He spouts off something along the lines of, "Dude, you are SO going to OWE ME..." when CRASH!

My arms fly up to cover my head and I drop down onto the couch.

A moment later, I look up to see the Hubster looking around to see what's happened.

"What in the he--" is all he gets out before he loses himself laughing.

I split second later I see it, too, and laugh so hard I nearly wet my pants.

His near-empty glass of soda, that had been sitting in the middle of the coffee table, was now 2" nearer to the far edge than it had been.

All that remained was the bottom inch of the cup, peaks of ragged glass pointing up and shards of glass ALL OVER THE LIVING ROOM.

Glass is on the floor, the chair, the entertainment center. Shards have flown into the magazine rack, the heat register and some has even made it off to the left onto the dining room floor.

But the soda? Didn't spill.


Jay hula hooping on Wii Fit
My lovely hubby hula hooping his arse off on Wii fit.

Oh, and by the way? If you give your technically inept Mother and four-year-old son the microphone so that you and your brother can rock out to Mississippi Queen on Rock Band he'll attempt to sing along to lyrics that aren't completely appropriate for a preschooler to know.

But trust me...he'll remember them!

34 comments:

Jennifer said...

What a great story! You have a way with words. I actually read your whole post!

I sooo want a wii! I also take forever before I decide if I want to purchase something. I haven't decided on the wii yet. I love playing tennis at my sister's house and I sooo want wii fit!

Threeboys1mommy said...

Love the title of the post... and completely jealous I don't have one. I may be the last person in America that has never actually seen a Wii in person.

I want to hear your bro's version of Mississippi Queen. Film Nick singing it ;)

Vodka Mom said...

damn. I'm jealous.

so damn jealous.

Kristin H. said...

Dood. I need a Wii Fit. Like, REALLY need one. It's cheaper than a gym membership, right?? I'll use that argument with my husband.

Kim said...

Santa delivered the Wii this Christmas and my four year old has not stopped playing it.. he wants us to play Mario Cart ALL.DAY.Long.. :)

And I totally second vlogging the singing.. that has to be hysterical!! :)

Heather said...

That totally sounds like something that would happen to us! And I can sympathize with Mississipi Queen. My kid brother-in-law got that game and I was singing it at my in-laws. Quite a warm family Christmas moment.

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

"Cuz nothing says "The Lord has risen!" like a little Super Mario Party." Amen, sister. Amen.

Great story!

I really want a Wii, but my husband is a harder sell. He's so cheap.

Ashlie-Mommycosm.com said...

We have a very Wii Christmas, too. Yesterday was a snow day and we all did Wii Fit, Mario Kart, bowling. It's a lot of fun and better for the kids than sitting around watching tv all day...

and, the best part, my 6 yo daughter is learning how to talk smack ;)

Tammy said...

Wii LOVE THE Wii. I got Guitar Hero from the kids and it rocks, literally. Noting better than listen to your 7 year old belt out Bon Jovi!

Lucrecia said...

Our family is quite addicted to the Wii also! But we aren't really competitive. Nope, you won't see my kids trash talking each other - or us - when they weigh in on the Fit. Not my family. ha!

mrs007 said...

seriously? Whoa! It's all fun and games until someone shatters a glass :)

LceeL said...

I SO want a Wii Fit.

Muthering Heights said...

That's funny! We have yet to experience our first casualty or broken item here, but I know it's only a matter of time...

Valarie Lea said...

That is to funny! We got the Guitar Hero World Tour, and everytime a kid gets on there, I tell them don't sing the bad parts!

Mommy Melee said...

Ha. You said twat. I love you.

We play a lot of Rockband 2 around here.

That is so funny about hte glass! Except all the broken glass.

We are THAT Family said...

Love it! We've broken several things with ours and even gave someone a black eye. Yeah for Wii Hit, I mean, Fit.

Tismee2 said...

And the other thing it doesn't tell you is that you will need to take a couple of days off work after your first sessions becase you can't move your arms or legs!

Especially if you and your 15 year old decide to have a boxing competition!

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

I know what you mean about the inappropriate words. I worry about that myself. I'm so glad it was ONLY the glass. I have literally known that *smart* man who lost a flat screen to Wii.

Mrs4444 said...

Sounds fun (except the flying glass part!) I'd love to have seen a pic of that! Hubby looks cute :)


Nice to hear from you again :)

Jenni Jiggety said...

We seriously love our Wii!

maggie said...

Hehehe, too funny. I've still never even seen a Wii up close. That needs to change.

Jenny in Utah said...

Very, very, very funny, I feel a Wii bit jealous of all this Wii talk I keep coming across. Guess I need to start saving my pennies.

Roger said...

I remember when we finally found a Wii in stock - Heaven! Okay, maybe not that good, but it was so cool. Iin fact, I remember playing tennis, and really getting into it, so much so that I knocked Benjy's head with the Wii-mote and my wicked forehand. You see, we don't read instructions all the time (ever!) Safety circles, indeed! :)

Love the Wii Fit, now if I would just spend more time on it.

Nap Warden said...

I am the last person on earth without a Wii. I want one, they sound fun!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

They should give you free games or something for such an enthusiastic review of their product! I can well imagine you talking trash while playing:)

lovelylalo said...

You know my lil ones have the Wii and I just haven't gotten into it. I am looking to a weekend at home so maybe we will bust out the Mom Wii controller and get on it. I may be creating a monster.

Glad you are enjoying time with the hubby and not spilling soda. Good Job!

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

ROTFLMAO! Love it! We have issues with 'safety circles' here, too...but we haven't figured out how to get our dog not to walk behind us when we're thoroughly engrossed in trying to kick each other's backsides...he's gotten beaned on the head with a Wiimote a couple of times - you'd think he'd figure it out after one time... I think our dog is jealous we're playing the Wii and he isn't! ;)

Kim H. said...

Yes, the Wii is super fun and all that, but I am a FREAK about the safety strap. My boys are all like "we don't need that thing on" and I'm like "you will die if you throw that thing in to the TV". I thought for sure you were going to say Jay's remote flew out of his hand. You two just be careful. May be you need some safety goggles!

Jennifer said...

so funny! we have guitars hero and rock band 1 and 2....I cant stand that song rebel girl...it makes me nuts.

Mama Smurf said...

We're a bunch of wii-ners too. Thinking about getting the wii-fit.

Sounds like a fun time at your house!

Natalie said...

Hi from Australia's grumpiest mummy.

( Of five children)

You have cracked me up!

Nice to meet you. :D

Mia said...

I hear you sista ~ we love the Wii! I so want the Wii Fit!

Colleen said...

okay, after reading "Cuz nothing says "The Lord has risen!" like a little Super Mario Party." I have decided a few things:
1. you are probably right...espcially since the alternative is cussing at hockey playoff games
2. we need a Wii
3. your hubs? has some meeeeaaaan skills to be breaking glass without losing a drop of precious soda

NicEmMOM said...

I have seen that face before, Digerno's anyone!