Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Together Wii two

On Monday, I wrote about a special memory I have with Drummer Man.

There was a reason that this popped up to the front of my memory banks and poured out of my fingertips.

We got a Wii Fit this past week. I had a specific reason for wanting -- nay, lusting after -- one of these hard-to-find babies. With my job situation so precarious (a topic for another day), I was thinking that I could give up my gym membership ($$) and just rock the fitness at home.

Maybe that will come to pass. But there was a bonus benefit to bringing this bit of plastic and flashing lights into my living room.

On Saturday night, Wonderhubby went to a sports bar to watch some pay-per-view thing between two guys trying to beat the crap out of each other. I took a pass on the privilege of accompanying him.

Which left me home on a Saturday night with the Roo-girl as my companion.

We ran out to pick up Mexican food (which, by the way, I generally dislike, so this was the ultimate sacrifice for mother-daughter togetherness).

And then we broke out the balance board.

I went first, setting up my file and finding out that Mr. Wii thinks I'm overweight and two years older than I really am. (Bastard!)

Then it was Roo's turn. Miss 14-And-A-Totally-Cut-And-Toned-Cheerleader is, of course, the "perfect" weight.

And her Wii Fit age is ...

Wait for it ...

Are you ready?

TWENTY-FIVE!

There was much screaming and hysterical laughter.

We went on to play ... uh ... I mean exercise for an hour between us. I rocked at hula-hoop and yoga breathing; she beat me at ski jumping.

(There is nothing more humiliating that watching your virtual self tumbling down a mountainside in a virtual snowball because you don't EXTEND YOUR LEGS soon enough. WhatEVER.)

We were crying with laughter by the time we were done. (Did you know that in the soccer game, the other people throw SHOES at your head? Ouch!)

"We have to do this EVERY DAY," Roo crowed when we had had enough. "Together!"

Yep, we do.

21 comments:

Qweenie said...

That's an awesome memory to make!

Kaytabug said...

Awww! So now you don't have to eat Mexican food to have together time!! I LOVE my Wii Fit if even he tells me I am overweight and older than I am!

justmylife said...

I have thought about the Wii Fit coming in to the house and wondered how far I could fling it (without breaking it) when it told me I was a fat ass and 118 years old. Sounds like a good time though. I think Little Miss and I could have a lot of fun with it.

Burfica said...

I told my son I would throw shoes at his head, and he could fall over at any time, that way I don't have to buy a WII fit. hahahhaaha

He gets enough exercise jumping around when he plays on his X box. I just hate it when he gets mad and throws the controller on the floor or at the t.v. Yeah major grounding comes with that.

Rachael said...

That is so awesome! I really NEED a Wii Fit - trying to convince hubby.

Kila said...

LOL! That sounds wonderful! Enjoy the Wii! I'd like to get one someday for my boys and I, even though I would end up embarrassed!

Sarah said...

yay! I love my Fit. But my Mii is so much better at sports than I am...

Janet said...

What fun!!!

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

I totally hope you crazy gals do. But, Mexican food is a dislike? I'm very not loving of you at this moment.

Stacie said...

I sooo want a wii and now Mexican food. :)

Beckie said...

The fun lasted for about a week at our house. Unfortunately I can't get my 13 yo near the Wii now.
I'm not sure why she became so disenchanted with it.
Have fun!!

Janet said...

The Wii is one of our favourite family activities. We don't have a Wii Fit yet, but we played it on New Year's at a friend's place. I CANNOT do the ski jump. CAN NOT.

Daisy said...

Every day? I think the deal will have to involve food other than Mexican.

maggie's mind said...

Sounds like such an awesome way to be together having fun and being productive, too. Very cool.

From now on, any Mexican food you don't want, please just box up and email my direction. I'm here to help.

Suzanne said...

Be glad that the boys aren't in the house, or they might have messed with you the way Chef Jr did to me.

He went in, picked my Mii and did the whole analysis thing under the name "Link" (yes, I've got Zelda fans.

My first time on the thing, it told me it had been 142 days since my last workout and that I had gained 85 pounds!

I wanted the soccer shoes going ater his head to be real that day!

abritdifferent said...

The first time I played it on New Year's eve at a friends house, I was dying laughing for ages. I could barely play tennis at all. It's so funny. Makes me want one now!

Debbie said...

It is worth 10 times the price if she wants to do it with you. Good for you.

Trannyhead said...

You don't like Mexican food?! WTF?! I don't know you, Janet. I just don't know you.

*sniff*

Janet said...

Oh i have to get the Wii Fit now. Of course, that would mean getting the system to run it. Damn details.

Huckdoll said...

Ahh, you made me LOL with this story. Sounded like major fun and WAY better than a sports bar!

Jaina said...

That's so awesome!

 
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