With all of the preparation that goes into Christmas, it’s hard to believe that it’s just a one day event.
Sean and I spent our time between his mum’s house and my sister’s place where the major festivities were held with the “blended, extended” family consisting of various in-laws and out-laws (we can’t decide who’s who though). As usual, I took lots of pictures of Kyla’s pugs, but this time they were dressed up so at least there was a reason for the excessive documentation.
Sean and I brought down our new Wii (the purchasing of which was quite a production, so I won’t bore you with the details), and we got almost the entire family to play Wii Bowling at one time or another. It really does live up to the hype of being easy to grasp for the non-gamer. I’ve gotten really good at bowling in the last few days, and I’ve hardly touched a video game since Super Mario Brothers 3. My mom did respectably well in her game, and I can’t think of a time that she actually played a video game. Same with my stepdad and my sister’s in-laws. My sister and her husband did a bit better but they grew up on this stuff, and my sister has a Nintendo DS so she gets this kind of stuff. I’d show the picture I took of her boxing, but I think she’d get pissed – she looks pretty silly. But how can you not look silly when you are trying to beat the crap out of something on the TV?
I’m surprised at how geeked out I am about playing with the Wii. I love creating the Miis (the avatars you use in some of the games), and I like that the remote doesn’t need a zillion buttons. I’m looking forward to when a few more games come out and I can really get the hang of it, cuz it’s a lot more fun to play games with someone than it is to watch them hog the TV.
So Christmas was good around these parts. Sean and I went out to the Boxing Week sales today and used some of our gift certificates. I’m off till January 5th, and Sean is off till the 3rd so we’re just hanging out. We keep forgetting what day of the week it is, which makes it feel like a true vacation.