It’s been cold, dreary, and rainy this week, so our physical activity has been limited. Our choices have whittled down to ski jumping, running through the mountains, hula hooping, or fishing.
Well, at least those are the Wii game discs I can locate at the current moment.
Yes, we have been reduced to virtual phys ed. Our goal is to do some kind of physical activity each day, so when the weather outside doesn’t cooperate, technology comes to the rescue! My only worry is that for all I know, any muscle we build may be virtual as well. But since the most we generally lift around here is about…well, whatever weight a mouse might be…I’m guessing virtual muscle will fare us just fine.
The boys tend to view their Wii Fit “class” as something to taunt their public schooled friends about.
“So, dude, what’d you guys do for PE today? Dodgeball? Oh, wow. Bummer. Me? Oh. Well, I don’t like to brag, but lets just say that with all this boxing practice I’ve been getting lately, I wouldn’t pick a fight with me right now if I were you.”
Granted, most kids suffering through the sweaty stench of locker rooms and the humiliation of being picked last for the half-court basketball game would probably give their gym socks for a chance to take PE via the Wii. After all, Mii’s don’t usually call you nasty names when you miss a catch. Or give you wedgies as you wait to shower. And where else can you start out PE class fishing by the lake and finish up with a nine hole round of golf?
Now before you get your wagging finger too exhausted, please know that we fully understand our bodies need the real deal – – actual outdoor moving and grooving. But… when that isn’t possible, knowing that those little armless cuties are always ready to go nine innings with us is quite a consolation.