Thursday, November 29, 2007

Well, Look At This...

Two posts in the same day! Woo Hoo...

Hope you're not sick of me yet!

This seems as good a way as any to kick off "Things I'm Loving"...

Dig if you will, the picture: I'm doing laundry ('cause some drudgery never ends!) and I'm checking the pockets of the jeans, etc. When I find this small, business-card-sized note in Schecky's cargo pants:

This is cracking me up - obviously a list of things for which he is thankful, written for Spanish class. Which explains the name, "Miguel" - obviously, there's no Spanish translation for Schecky...

My Spanish is virtually non-existent, but between my shaky knowledge, and Babel Fish, I think he's thankful for:
  • My family
  • My fish
  • My house
  • My cats
  • The turkey
  • My Wii

There are a few things on this list that surprise me.

Like his fish, "Fish", for example. I'm not sure he's really that invested in Fish. It may just be that it was an easy word that he knew. (The Scheckster gets lazy like his Momma that way...)

The other thing that surprised me? That Bubba and I got listed before the Wii*!
I'm thankful for that!

Speaking of a boy... I'm about 3 minutes away from being late to pick him up -
Better run!

*A perfect example of a not-sucky thing that happened in November. Bubba received a Wii for participating in some developer's conference earlier in the year. We are all smitten - even me, much to my surprise. I'm not much of a gamer, and I have ZERO eye/hand coordination. So I wasn't all that excited when the Wii showed up at the house. I mean, it was free, which always makes me happy, but aside from that, I was kind of "meh."

Until we set it up.

I *love* this thing. It truly is a gaming platform that everyone can enjoy - young or old. Athletic or uncoordinated, etc. There really is something for everyone.

And - who knew? - it turns out that I am some sort of freakish bunny disco dancing savant!


Rebecca said...

i look at those Wiis and think i want one. but knitting reading and cooking consume my time. unless there's scrabble on wii, then it may not be for me. and who knew Pez was spanish for fish? i thought it was pescado?

Renee said...

That's sweet! See, those kids are always surprising us, huh? Speaking of 'mi wii', is there anyplace in the free world where I can get my hands on a wii for Christmas?!

Megan said...

Oh my goodness - I'm in love with my Wii, too! I just got it for Christmas (which is celebrated with my Northern family at Thanksgiving), but I can't get enough. Have you played Cooking Mama yet? It's so much fun! My 4 year old loves cooking up the recipes and so do my husband and I.

beki said...

Ooo, I want a Wii, but after seeing the stampede and near knock down drag out fight at Wal-Mart on Black Friday, I think I'll wait.

rohanknitter said...

Glad to see you resurfacing!!!!

Was just reading an article the other day about how the Wii platform appeals more than others to a demographic that most gaming doesn't do too well with - women and very young children. I think some of the games for that sound like a riot(like the guitar thingy).

Looking forward to hearing more about your "Things I'm Loving!"

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo you're back! Fabulous Schecky list. And to think, he's thankful for you even though you won't let him have that marshmallow shirt LOL!

Anonymous said...

Doesn't the 2nd item refer to Shecky's beloved Pez collection?

normanack said...

My kids are begging for a PS3 for Christmas and nothing I can say or do convinces them that a Wii would be better. Rats and mice!

Apparently the game is praised for its sick sense of humor, which would suit my family perfectly.

I wanna Wiiiiii!

Wendy said...

We don't have a Wii, but have got the Raving Rabbids on a computer game. So funny! I love the part when they dance.

And normanack, just get the Wii. They'll thank you later.