As you probably know, we are a video game loving, computer collecting, technologically literate family. If our homeschool were a private school, I do believe parents would pay big bucks to have their kids educated from these premises.
I know that sounds conceited or maybe even a bit over the top, but how many schools can boast that every one of their pupils have their own computer? We can. We have so much software to "play with" in this home that our children know more about the tech-world before they're 5 than most kids know by graduation.
Some people collect comic books or Star Trek items...we collect technology. We have more computers than we have people in this home. We have an X-box, X-box 360, Playstation, Playstation II, a few hand-held games, 5 televisions, monitors that stream video/movies into our home and board games that talk. We have technology.
I've said all this in order to lay the stage for this shocking information.
We only JUST bought a Wii System this month! Shocking, I say!
Yep, we held out for 3 solid years before we caved to the Wii temptation. Maybe it was the fact that the X-Box plays many of the same games as the Wii or maybe it was the fact that Brian and I just didn't think it offered anything new that could educate our children; whatever the reason, we just did not have a want or need for a Wii... Until my friend invited me over to her house to play it!
I arrived at Jen's house with low expectations. I grew up playing video game after video game in my parent's Pizza Restaurants. I played till my hearts content. I've beaten Metal Gear, Crash Bandicoot and Pacman for goodness sake. How could this game offer anything that would interest ME? Yes, I'm the queen of 80's/90's gaming my friends...hear me roar! LOL
What I found was a LOT of fun...with my friends! We were jumping around the room, squealing like children. I have to say, it was the most fun I've had in quite a while. So...we bought one.
We finally gave in to the Wii. We went ahead and bought the Wii fit while we were at it. I've lost a few pounds already! I rock at the balancing games. I keep the boys and Brian on the system trying to beat my scores. It's been a blast having all the kids in one room while we all play together, laugh, roar, scream, ohhh and ahhh at each other. I've had so much fun with my family because of this video game that I have to say life has been more fun...than blogging!
I know! Shocking I say!