On Friday there was no elementary school for my youngest son, Isaiah Sender - something about teacher-parent interviews. He used his day off to line up ridiculously early in front of the Future Shop in the hopes of scoring an almost non-existent Nintendo Wii.
I guess it paid off because he came home with one. The power brick died on our Xbox 360 so we all have been playing the Wii. I discovered that golf sucks just as much on Wii as it does in real life - but bowling rocks. The Last Amazon suggests bowling rocks in the Wii world because there is no cheesy music, greasy food or smelly shoes smell in our home. She may have a point.
The Amazon and I have both discovered that we need to stand way, way back from either of the boys when they box on the Wii. The only truly safe thing to do is just to leave the room though it is rather an amazing work out the boys get over a game of virtual boxing.
My older son has been lecturing my youngest son, on how he went all wrong in getting the Wii. Apparently, just saving up enough to cover the console and taxes is not enough and you must also be able to cover the costs of all the necessary add-ons e.g., tennis racket, gun, cross bow, recharger kit and the sword.. So to teach his younger brother a lesson, Montana is taking him out shopping for the Wii necessities whose cost will be paid for out of Montana’s pocket. I am not sure how this translates into to teaching Isaiah Sender a lesson in prudent fiscal management and when I did try pointing out this glaring error in their thinking - I got a great deal of “oh MOTHER!!!!!” and much eye rolling.
I am not at all convinced Isaiah Sender has not sold himself into permanent indentured servitude but I am excited about playing Zelda with a sword and a crossbow.