Sunday, February 24, 2008

Wow-Wii!

Daughter and Little Son both have birthdays in March (yeah, I planned it that way!). They both have been wanting a Wii so badly that they agreed that if they got one for their birthdays, they could share it and that would be their only present. Thus began the quest. For weeks Hubby and I searched and searched all the stores for a Wii. They are not to be had. They are so popular that when the stores do get them in, they sell out immediately. Things were not looking good. We began hoping to placate them with a Spring Break trip to get their minds off their disappointment (see my Friday's Feast Salad).

Yesterday Hubby was out and about, running his Saturday errands, and decided to pop into Best Buy. His timing was perfect - they had just put out a brand new shipment of Wii's - there were 12 left! Of course he grabbed one up and bought it. When he called me to gloat tell me about it, I told him to run back in there and get one for D's family! He ran. He went right back to the table where they were. Not only were the Wii's gone, but the table, too! Not even 10 minutes had passed since he bought ours. As he was talking to the worker guy about how fast they sell out, another worker guy came around the corner - with ONE Wii in his hands! "This is the last one," he said. Hubby grabbed it and got it for D's family - SUCCESS!

Of course, Hubby could not wait until birthday time to give the kids the Wii. So we sat them down last night and told them the sad story of how Wii's are so popular that you just can't find them anywhere - their faces dropped - then Hubby pulled out the box, and I just wish I'd had my camera ready to capture those expressions!! Pure elation, I tell you. We played until midnight, and they are up early today playing more (I have to admit - it's REALLY COOL!).

So guess where we're going for Spring Break? Well, we're staying right here - in WiiLand!

8 comments:

crazy working mom said...

I wish that my kids were old enough to justify buying one. I've been secretly wanting one myself! Have fun you guys.

Misty Dawn said...

I've never even seen one - but, from what I hear, it wouldn't take long for me to be addicted. I hear they are an absolute blast.

D... said...

I love your title. ;)

Your hubby is currently my hero! Pretty soon he'll be my kids' hero too!

Angie said...

I'm so jealous! We've been looking since before christmas.

Enjoy your new toy!

Stacey said...

Okay BS....are you like the best friend there ever was to be had? I mean, that's far above and beyond good friends--I love it! Have a great Spring Break, and D...if you're listening, you toooooooo!!!! Love ya! xo

Charli and me said...

Hi,
It was nice to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your little schnauzer is adorable! Charli is salt and pepper. We love schnauzer's. I am going to add you to my favorite sites. We have been wanting a Wii too. They are so hard to find. I hope you have fun with yours.

Laura said...

Thanks for coming by my site today! I'll have to come back later, and explore some more!

StaceyG said...

It's quite addictive isn't it? At least you feel a little active playing the games.