Ah, family time. Sometimes it can be the best time ever, sometimes it can make me seethe with boredom. Don’t get me wrong; I love the whole family but the generation gaps can be a hassle. Fortunately, ever since I got a Nintendo Wii, I’ve noticed my family has been becoming more accepting of playing video games. They don’t think of it as so lazy anymore (hey, we all need to start somewhere!).
I mentioned little George in my last post and our efforts to teach him through the use of Wii learning games. I thought to myself recently, “What if I could get the whole family on board for self-improvement using some Wii learning games and watch as everyone trains both body and mind?
One Saturday afternoon, bored out of our minds, we were lounging around wondering what to do next when I made a move to turn on the Wii. My dad gave me a rather malevolent look, but my mom was more than happy to pick up a Nunchuck.
Every time I return home for an all-family visit (usually once a week), games are a must have. I have seen: my parents working together to solve complex puzzles, my nephew dancing in triumph after besting his parents in a math match (much to their dismay), and my slow improvement in the memory games.
Family time has gone from sitting around to a frenzy of movement and gaming while enhancing ourselves mentally. Life is full of strange but fun turns.