Wednesday, February 01, 2012


Last night, I saw something happen here that I said I'd not seen -nor heard -in roughly 34 years now.

Mandy was stunned, in a total state of shock and yes, believe it or not, she was speechless!

What rendered her to that condition you ask?

Would you believe me if I told you it was something given to the family?

Well, believe it because yes indeedy, we did receive a gift and it came as a total surprise not just to Mandy but also the the kids and me too!

Miss Dawn, Kurt's TSS, came down here about 4:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon carrying a nice big brown shopping bag on her arm and she brought it in and handed it to Mandy.

The contents of that bag? A brand, spanking new WEI game plus two DVDs for it too!

Then she explain to Mandy that an anonymous donor had purchased the item and she'd been contacted to select one of the families she works with to present them with this gift and boy, Dawn just got moved up to sainthood status (if we have any choices in that matter) for her selecting our family to receive this gift!

Incredible, isn't it?

Now, the fun really begins as we try to figure out a fair way to administer time allotments to the kids so as not to interfere with their homework assignments as well as to alleviate any possibility of brutality that could come from one kid getting more than a tad ticked off at the other!

Last night, Mandy's best friend sent her son down to help move the tv down from Mandy's room upstairs and to hook up this lovely little machine. Then, he even stayed about an hour or so longer, helping to show Maya and Kurt how to play a couple of the games on it too. Last night they were happy little campers trying to bowl then even trying to play golf. Tonight, both kids and Mandy decided to try their hand at playing baseball too!

So far, so good with the kids behaviors while playing with it. It's helped a bit on the bribery side during supper too with the threat of "If you don't eat this or that, you'll not get any time to play on the WEI and boy, it's amazing to see how quickly foods that had previously been declared as being "Yucky" all of a sudden disappeared -and not into the dog's dish or the waste can either!

Yep! I'm loving this WEI -at least for now anyway!!!


Linda said...

What a great gift for the family to receive and I know you're all going to love it!

Good luck with that time administration though, that may be a tough one even for yourself!

terri said...

What a great gift! We really enjoy ours and I don't mind so much when anyone is playing because it does require moving around and not just sitting around like typical video games.

Travis Cody said...

Way cool!

CiCi said...

Your family is deserving of surprises and gifts. Isn't it nice that you were picked to be the recipients of an interactive game that all can enjoy.

Dianne said...

the games are fun and some of them are really good exercise too