I remember the day we got the Atari. I must have been about 6 years old.
This was a BIG day for us kids, I mean HUGE!! We were pretty excited about the whole thing!
I remember wanting to play it right away, but Dad had to set it up. Picture 5 kids all standing around, wanting, waiting, and anticipating to play this thing… So, while he went to work on it, my Aunt took us girls to see the movie ET.
It was about 1982 and Asteroids was my game. Me and my sisters LOVED that thing.
That’s right, the Atari 2600 with wood grain finish. Awesome.
Today, I have two little guys, ages 4 & 6. They know all about video games.
They talk about the games & they play the games.
Except, we do not have a gaming system. (Not unless you count the LeapFrog ClickStart)
My boys have July birthdays – 10 days apart. This year we celebrated small. On each of their special days they opened a few gifts and were delighted to find things they had on their list, namely Lego’s and Transformers.
As a combined gift, guess what we got them?
That’s right, we got them a Wii. BUT THEY DON’T KNOW IT… YET!
Both birthdays have come and gone, and the Wii is still wrapped under my bed.
However, today is the day.
After they get home from summer school we are letting the boys rip it open and have at it!
My only caveat to having this in our home is that the boys (and when she is older – the girl too), will have to earn “screen time” to play the Wii.
But for today, I think I’ll let them play.