So, I bought my boys a Wii for Christmas. A Wii. Do you even know what that is? I didn’t until I heard the guys at work talking about them. It is a game system made by Nintendo that has a controller that actually responds to movement. When you play the bowling game? You actually bowl with the controller, if that makes sense. Anyway – the more the guys at the office talked about it – the more I realized how much the guys at home would luvvvvv one. So, I set out to get one.
NOT THAT EASY.
They were not being produced fast enough and the stores locally were saving shipments to sell on Sundays. So, for the month of December, every Sunday morning I got up at the crack of dawn to find a line to stand in. I took NikkiZ every time because I didn’t want anyone to know what time I left the house. Three weekends in a row I stood in line. In the cold. And came home empty-handed. EVERY TIME. The worst weekend was the time I got to Circuit City at 2:30am. I bundled up NikkiZ and curled up in a camping chair and talked to other Moms (and Dads) throughout the night. I was #4 in line and the rumor was they only had a few. Like maybe even less than 5. At 7:30am, the manager came out and told us the shipment didn’t come in. Luckily – we had a crowd come over from K-mart an hour earlier saying the same thing happened there, so we were bracing ourselves for the worst.
I ended up just breaking down and bidding for one on eBay. I only paid a little bit over sticker price for it and got it on time. I made MrZ and LilZ do a scavenger hunt for it using lyrics as clues. Example – Clue #1 was Pour some ______ on me, in the name of love. And the clue was…under the SUGAR. Do you get it? Aren’t I awesome? When they opened it up they were both in shock. Not only did neither of them ask for it (they didn’t hear how awesome it was from the guys I work with) but they wouldn’t have ever dreamed I would have gone through the trouble to get one. They LOVE it. We all do. I played tennis with MrZ last night. My mother-in-law bowled with LilZ this weekend. It is one of those games that the entire family can play. You don’t have to know anything about video games. If you can golf in real life? You can golf on the TV. If you can’t in real life? You might have better luck on this game.
So – that was the big Santa gift this year. They have both told me it was super-awesome and that I rock all sorts of gift-giving socks. It was worth the trouble. Unfortunately – I’ll never be able to pull off something so totally awesome every again. Let’s hope they enjoyed it. Next year they’re just getting underwear.