Monday, May 12, 2008

A Mother's Day Surprise

Meet my new dance partner, U.G.
Being that my son is only eleven months old, I didn't expect any macaroni necklaces or paintings for the fridge on Sunday, my first Mother's Day. I didn't know what to expect, but I thought I might get to sleep in while my husband took charge of breakfast, and I suspected that I might get some flowers or a book or something. I was very surprised Sunday morning, when I was presented with a Dance Dance Revolution video game!

For anyone out there that doesn't know, Dance Dance Revolution is a video game played with a pad with arrows on it. Arrows fly up the TV screen, and players have to step on the corresponding arrows on the pad at just the right moment in an attempt to perform various dances. There's lots of different versions out there, but the one I got is played with a Nintendo Wii. With the Wii's version, there's also hand motions that players perform by waving a couple of remotes around. It's hilarious to watch people play. They look like they're trying to stomp ants while having some sort of seizure that results in arms flying up above their heads. It's quite a work-out.

Several years ago at an arcade, I played a dancing game for the first time, and I was hooked. At the time, the games weren't really available for home use and a used arcade game system was well over $3000 (I liked it so much I looked!), so I only got to play a few times a year at the arcade. It's such a fun game, and when you play, you're exercising and you don't even realize it! I really wanted one if there was ever a version that was practical for us to get (well...not games are never very practical I guess).

Anyway, my husband knew how much I liked the game, so he and Colter schemed together and got me one! I'm so excited! Now I can play games and exercise at the same time! Yippee! Maybe I'll dance away 20 pounds and not even realize that I'm sweating.

I'm going to have trouble on Father's Day helping Colter find a gift for his Daddy as awesome as the one I got. Any ideas?


Rachel said...

How fun - good job Colter and Daddy (I put Colter first because you know it was really his idea and daddy just footed the bill). I have an idea for John - something baseball related or a dandelion killing tool!!

Love you!

Jennifer said...

Happy 1st Mother's Day Jenelle! Sounds like hubby did a good job! Oh wait - it was Colter! HE did a good job!

I've been MIA from the blog world for the last week. My mom is in town and we've been painting (imagine that!). Hopefully I'll be back in action by Friday's FFF. See you then!