This was the Christmas of the Video Game for us. I didn’t plan it this way, but it’s how it worked out. Josh has been bugging me for a Nintendo DS for months. Months, I tell you. And I hadn’t planned on getting him one. And then, Big Brother (in the best sense of the words) stepped in and said, “We want to get one for him!” and I nearly fell over. So, Josh got a DSiXL (for the uninitiated: Nintendo DS = which is the hand-held game system, i = picture taking/internet, XL = the largest size, which is nice for my 41-year-old eyes) for Christmas.
And then, about a week, maybe a little more, before Christmas, a box arrived from Amazon that I hadn’t ordered. I tore it open and it’s a damn good thing I was standing over the bed at the time, because I literally dropped it!! It was a Wii!!! Sent by a beautiful, wonderful, generous, JOYful lady, who shall remain anonymous. (I re-wrapped that one and put it under the tree for Josh to find when we returned from our Christmas Travels. He was thrilled!)
We’ve been melting our brains for days now. It’s amazing how much fun that supposedly “grown-up and mature” adults can have when they’re screaming at a video game!! And whoever said that it wasn’t a good family activity never played a game against their kid.
So, pull up your favorite game console, grab some sodas and snacks, and plug in your favorite game. We’ll chat while we kick each other’s butts…
Remember the rules. We play fair here, and we’re nice to each other. If you’re not, we take away your controller, duct-tape your mouth shut, and make you listen to a never-ending loop of the Mario Brothers Theme Song.