Even though they seemed to buy the lie, we decided to have some fun with them. Last night after the kids were in bed, we got the Wii set up (or, rather, my husband got it set up). Then we snuck into their room, stole the GameCube, and wrapped it and some old games in a huge box to be discovered at the end of a scavenger hunt.
Much to the kids' dismay, they had to wait for Daddy to complete a conference call this morning before the scavenger hunt could commence. But they were soon on the prowl looking for clues.
Along the way they collected a couple of small gifts which they were to leave unopened until we gave them the go-ahead. These were the Wii accessories. Finally, they ended up at the big box. Their looks of absolute glee as they tore into the box were priceless. Their looks of confusion when they discovered their old GameCube and old games were priceless.
Thankfully there was another clue on the bottom of the box which led them to their final final destination where they discovered the Wii. As can be expected, the Wii has been the event of the day. And the Presents of December continues because the Princess was about as enthralled with the new gaming device as I am at the thought of making a new sheep costume. So we decided she should have an early present, one for which she will appreciate some extra playtime before we head to the North Pole. And that she did. She has played with her new Polly Pocket Cruise Ship for hours.
And as for Mark and me, we had our first Wii tennis tournament while the kids were in the shower this afternoon. He creamed me. But guess who travels and therefore doesn't get as much practice time? Oh, there will be payback! I think in his absence I may work on mastering the Boxing as well...all part of my evil genius plan.