Posted by: Richard Chennault | October 1, 2008

Mii and my Wii

Yesterday I purchased a Wii. I was on my way home from picking up a medical document for Ethans pre-school and stopped by ToysRUS to see if they had a Wii Fit; I needed one for work. No dice but they did have Wii’s. This was the first time I actually laid eys on a Wii in a retail store and so I called my wife up and said, “Hey, can I buy a Wii?” Amazingly she said yes. This was odd because she had said no about a thousand times before. Perhaps it was a video  showcasing the use of the Wii for physical therapy. Perhaps she just got tired of me asking. None the less I and my family are now the proud owners of a Wii.

I have three other games consoles but the Wii is the first I purchased full price. My origional XBOX was a gift from a friend. My PSP was a prize from a contest and my XBOX 360 I recieved for 1/2 price after rebates and signing up for a credit card. I’ve wanted the Wii for some time but really could not justify it based on the usage level of the other consoles. However after the Wii Fit was released I saw an oppurtunity to get my wife Wii-adicted.

The children love it of course. What child does not. The games are family friendly and for the most part require some physical movement beyond button mashing. My favorite games is Wii Sports Tennis. Ethan likes to bowl and Alexander seems partial to Mario Kart.

Regina has yet to try it out and probably won’t until we recieve the Wii Fit in the mail. Amazon was kind enough to give me a free one. Well, sort of free. I use a bunch of Amazon gift certificates I have based on my usage of the Amazon Credit Card.

So if you are looking to give the Chennault family something then look no further than the Wii section of your local retailer. And while you are there pick one up for yourself.

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