Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Quest

This morning, my children and I embarked on a quest. Our prey?

The elusive Wii.

Now, I know that some of you probably pooh-pooh the existence of the Wii, much as you would the existence of Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster. After all, reports of their availability in stores is fleeting and rare, usually ending with the words, "Sorry, we don't have any. Try back next week."

Hubby instigated today's adventure when he informed us that Wii's (how does one pluralize Wii? If I just add an "s", it looks very funny. If I add use an apostrophe, it is neither possessive nor a contraction. Hmm...) cost $600 in Qatar. Knowing that they are significantly less here in the good ol' USA, we decided to purchase one here and give up precious space in our suitcases to bring it with us.

Who needs underwear anyways?

After having called several big box type stores only to be laughed at (Seriously. They laughed.) I gave up and decided to move on with my day. I needed to run to the bank. Right next to the bank was a GameStop. The kids went in and asked if they had a Wii. Of course not. As we went home, there was a Toys R Us, so we decided to just stop in and see if they had it. No.

But it was as if we had suddenly been possessed by Wii fever. The seed was sown and we had to have a Wii. Today.

The kids convinced me to go to another GameStop further south at a mall. They didn't have one, but the clerk happened to be on the phone with another store (of course 10 minutes farther north than where we had started) which had THREE in stock. Three! I begged them to hold one for me for just 20 minutes. He said he couldn't do that, so I'd better hurry. The kids were flying back to the car, dragging me along. Fortunately, we made it and the Wii now sits happily in our home.

Success!!!

Today I am Wonder Woman!

7 comments:

stacey said...

this will prove my Wii ignorance; i thought it was just a holiday shortage!

so glad you scored! no doubt you are the cool mom of the week!

Karen said...

Woo Hoo! Or should that be Wii Hoo!

Congrats on your wonder womanhood...

Pam said...

Yay! Congratulations! I'm in the process of hunting for one to give to the girls for their birthday in April. I have a lead on a shipment that hopefully will come in this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
How do you like it -- have you played it yet?

jess said...

mama bear has success!

Melissa said...

Have fun with it Lori! I am not a video game person at all and even I am enjoying the Wii. I played tennis on Saturday night and we had quite a volley going and I was tired! Rather sad commentary on my state of fitness, but at least I was up and moving1

ValleyGirl said...

And may I say, YOU LOOK FABULOUS!! I think it's incredible how tough it is to find those things. You'd think the novelty would have worn off by now!

Leeann said...

You guys will really enjoy the Wii. It is wicked fun!

Leeann

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