Wednesday, December 13, 2006

still a wii little boy....

The Wii I promised to my son on his birthday 3 days after its launch finally arrived yesterday (after persistent pursuit, I finally managed to find one online at retail price!) He's 19 now, but has definitely grown up with Nintendo, and this was his one wish for his birthday. It was late, but quite anxiously awaited.

He was so excited, it was really fun to see. He had his first Wii related injury within 5 minutes playing the tennis game - he managed to scrape his knuckles on the ceiling... He was still up when we folded for the night, and when we got up this morning, we found him curled up on the couch, the Wii remote dropped out of his hand. All I could think of was when he was four, refusing to nap, but finally falling asleep in place in a similar pose.

It was nice to see the little boy inside the gruff teenager. Good to know he's still in there.

5 comments:

Chris said...

Where were you able to find one online? I keep stopping at the game store before they open each day (before I go to work) hoping they received a new shipment, but I haven't had any luck. I've been trying to get one since they released it. The only ones I see online are package deals for hundreds more that come with games I don't want. Any help or hints would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks,
chris

Maureen said...

I got ours at compusa.com. There's a fairly active discussion thread on the amazon site on the page where the Wii console is listed as not in stock. Nice people there will post when they find it - and I was lucky enough to drop in at that site at the right time. I did have to buy 3 games I didn't want, but I am planning to take those to exchange for others this weekend (that can then be Christmas presents!)

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