Thursday, December 11, 2008

All Wii want for Christmas......

I was reading on one of my favorite blogs....

http://www.largerfamilies.com/wordpress/ (check it out!)

about technology and parenting and it got me thinking. (also, she is having a contest and I always love a good contest) My children have been asking for a Wii for Christmas for sometime. They mentioned it last year and I shook it off as a craze and hoped they would forget about it. However, they have not. AND it has only gotten worse. My reasons for being against the system were simple. Why bring home a video game that will place the children in front of a screen when they still enjoy going out with us. Why have them bowl in the living room when they would love even more going to the bowling alley. I felt it would discourage our family time together and cause them to spend more time in front of the TV. My husband disagreed though and he had some good reasons. His main one was sure they like to go out with us, but do we take them? And, we find ourselves having a large bit of downtime on the weekends while the youngest is napping that we are forced to stay at the house that we could be playing with the kids. Good point but I was still not convinced. Well, my mother in law solved the problem. She has bought them a Wii for Christmas. I am so excited for the kids and I have come to peace with my reservations about the gaming system. In fact, having her buy it was the best case scenerio because I did not have to admit that I bought a system for my kids yet they still get one. I guess we all win. Now I just need to make sure the Wii has a place in our life but we do not let it consume all of our time.

2 comments:

kitty said...

hey gin - my niece has one (and we have one) and we all played it over thanksgiving together and it was SO FUN. we all had such a good time - it was kinda like playing a board game together because we were all gathered around talking and watching each other's moves. i think you're really going to like it. hang in there mama!

Courtney H. said...

I hope Matt and Brittney don't read this posting!