Our household just got a Wii.
But hold on, it's mama's toy. I'm the one that wanted it. Okay, yes, both Abe and Rose wanted it too, but grumbly hubbie wouldn't have gone out of his way to get one. (If he can order it via the web, it might be purchased.)
Now listen carefully. If you want one, here's the trick. Blockbuster, in some stores only, is selling the game console system for list price. BUT, they only get one or two in at a time, and they only get them in once a week. So the trick is a) finding which stores will be getting them, b) finding out the day that the delivery gets made and c) calling the store to see if they have them yet (if at all) and d) (depending on the store) going there immediately or putting it on hold til the end of the workday.
I lucked out big time. I called right before lunchtime. The store near work was unpacking the shipment but had already promised the first system to someone else. Maybe.... just maybe.... there were 2 systems. So I walk over there at lunchtime and YES!!!!! It's mine.
The question here is--- so who's the kid? (Me)
So said box is sitting on the kitchen counter when I get home. Rosie strolls into the kitchen, sees it and immediately starts jumping up and down and up and down. Then she's asking if it's real. My child seems to think that I would play a trick on her and show her an empty box. (Now a trick is another matter, but it wasn't in this case.)
So now we actually see some maturity here. Rosie says to me "I guess I'll have to clean up my room before I'm allowed to use it" (Yup) "And I'll have to make sure that my homework is done" (Yup) "and do...(several other things that I've been after her to do) (Yup). And guess what? We've already made headway on her room! And grumbly hubbie actually set it up already so we get to use it.
Gifts are a breeze now. Please send games and maybe a Wii Fit. For the teens or the mom? Both!!!
A post-script to this conversation is that my SIL called me up the next morning. They bought a Wii system at Costco. $100 more than list price but with some extras. It pays to shop mid-week!!!