Alls I have to say right now is thank goodness for the Wii. We should have gotten one ages ago. We have been without any gaming system for a couple of years now..much to my son's dismay. But we are back in business people.
Video games. I don't see what all the hubbub is about, why some parents are all anti-video games. Its one of the best discipline tools out there. Maybe their children are perfect and they dont need something to ground their children from? When we had our PS2 I think that Ben was grounded from it more than he actually played it. And then it broke, and we were all sad, for different reasons.
We've been wanting to get a Wii since...oh when they came out. For Valentine's Day we decided to get a Wii as a family gift and forego any personal gifts. I know, nothing says I love you like a new video game, right? Before you get all on my Hubby's case for being rather unromantic (which is true,) it was actually my idea. Two days after Valentine's Day is Hubby's bday and I bought him the Wii Fit which is what Ive really been wanting. I had a master plan you see. And please don't think Im mean for getting Hubby something I wanted for his birthday. Wait, what am I saying. If you are a woman, you probably totally understand. Anyhoo, back to all the Wii business.
So now I have all sort of extra benefits besides just the entertainment value of the wii. I now have something to threaten Ben with grounding from. Right now, just the mere threat of it is enough to get him back in line. Awesome. And both kids love the wii fit so they are playing but exercising at the same time. Yes, yes, I know. Thats what outside is suppose to be for. But on days like today, where Im flat on my back on the couch because of the fibro, it makes me feel a little less like a crappy mom. Because of how Im feeling, my kids are cooped up. Now I can at least make sure they are getting some exercise and being active even if I cant. On really bad days, like today, sitting up for any period of time is an effort, so watching them out front ride their bikes isnt really an option. Now, I can watch them run in place (hysterical) or try their hand at step aerobics (which only results in Ben yelling at the tv I've discovered.) And if any of you have a hard time with the wii tennis? Contact my 5 year old. She has the technique down pat and is very hard to beat. She just swings the remote back and forth like a mad woman and seems to hit almost everything.
I have actually not gotten to use the wii fit myself yet. Ive got my profile all set up but thats as far as its gone. The house, feeling rebellious and wanting to be messy, has eaten my Gopher. It has literally vanished in to thin air. Which means more bending, stooping, bending, stooping, squatting, bending to pick up all the crap my kids scatter across the house. Which then leads to todays condition. Actually, I shouldn't blame the kids since I was working on our room yesterday. Its always the last to get any attention and was in sad shape. I just dont understand where my kids get their messy habits from. Hmmm. The sad truth, is the main reason I started on our room was because I thought I might find that dang gopher. Whatever the reason, its nice to be able to actually walk in our walk-in closet. Sadly, still no sign of the missing best-tool-ever.
I've totally digressed from the topic at hand and could go on forever about my house cleaning woes...but I'll spare you. I think I should stop writing now, as I feel that I could ramble on forever. Its almost like having adult conversation. Ok, ok, ok (channeling a little Joe Pesci) I will leave you with an entertaining link to a site I was having lots of fun reading earlier today.
Oh, I've been twittering more so if you really want to stalk me you can catch me there too.