Friday, December 12, 2008

Wii, Wii, Wii ...All The Way Home

The girls have no clue yet....but they are the proud owners of a Wii! I called Walmart this morning and they were sold out. I'm sure you can imagine the knot I got in my throat and I was praying that I wouldn't be one of those parents driving all over town like Arnold in Jingle All The Way...haha! So I called GameStop and the guy said the truck was due to arrive in 30 minutes and asked me to call back because they didn't know how many were coming in. I waited 20 minutes and called....the Wii's arrived! Since I was at Kacey's school...only about 8 minutes from the shop...I ran out really fast to get it. I got there and there were 15 people in line already and they all had numbers. I asked the lady at the end of the line what the numbers were for and she said it's the order in which they are called to purchase their Wii. She then proceeded to tell me that she got the last number! DAMMIT! I calmly walk out and sit in my car. Something told me to call back and ask the guy what was going on since there was clearly too much chaos for me to ask in the store. Ring....Ring.... "Thank you for calling GameStop, we have Wii's in stock!" ****PAUSE**** This man just told me they had them in stock! So I ask him what was going on and he informs me that the 15 numbers were for the Wii Fit and they were sold out but he had 7 more Wii's in stock. So I hang up and run back in! Thankfully there was a really nice boy there that was a "GamingNut" and he was able to fill me in on what all I needed to get this setup for 2 kids. So.... $335 later....I walk out with a smile on my face and I can't stop squealing "Wii Wii Wii alllllll the wayyyyy home!" Haha! So thats it...we're done shopping for the girls...with the exception of getting some stocking stuffer odds & ends! YAYYYYYYY!


Penny said...

Riley is getting a Wii too. I ordered it from Gamestop a few weeks ago. It arrived last week.

I'm excited about it too. I can't wait to play it myself.

Jill said...

LOL Penny! My brother said that we were gonna love it :) Has Riley played with one before? If so, how'd it do for the sugar numbers?

I can't wait to see how it will do for Kacey! She's only played it once but it was amazing how it helped :)

Penny said...

My older son exchanged gaming systems with one of his friends a while back (over a year ago). My son has an xbox 360 and he traded it for a couple of weeks with his friend who had a Wii.

My whole family had a blast with it. As far as sugar numbers go I didn't really see too much difference. Riley never sits still anyway. He runs around the house pretending to be a jedi or bouncing a basketball most of the time. So, the wii activity isn't much more than his usual activity.

I hope you guys enjoy your Wii. It's the only thing Riley asked for this year so that's why he got one.