Monday, January 19, 2009

Wiis, Miis, and Creativity!

We got a Wii over the weekend, finally. We had promised Casey one for Christmas and then, stupidly, tried to find one a week before Christmas, and of course, no one had one. He's been bugging us ever since. I finally tracked one down at Toys R' Us Friday night and literally raced to get it.

Case was excited, but Bill and I ended up playing with it more that night than him. He really wanted his game Big Brain Academy that his Aunt Sue had got him to play in Indy. She promised she would send it, but it hasn't arrived yet.

Saturday, he seemed to have very little interest in the Wii despite our repeated attempts at getting him to play, and ultimately, playing eachother while Casey sought out other activity (not activities, activity, computer). Since we got it the night before, all he showed interest in doing was creating Miis, your little namesake person that you use to play the games.

So in the interest of getting him off the computer, and getting him interested in his new gift sans the game he wants to play most, I told him to create some more Miis for the little area where the Mii gather. It looked a bit lonely with just Bill, Casey and Me. He actually thought this was a cool idea and proceeded to do so.

Today, he hopped on and started in his Mii creations again. I looked at the ones he had made, aimlessly wondering around the Mii mall or whatever they call it. Most of them looked acutely similar to his orginal one, except with longer hair, or shorter or taller. Suddenly, I saw an African American female Mii strolling by. I asked Case who that Mii was, so he grabbed her with his virtual Mii grabber and the name "Reba" popped up over her head. "Reba?" I asked? "Reba the mail lady on Pee Wee's Playhouse!" he replied matter of factly. I couldn't help but crack up, not only does he like creating Miis, but he had to create ones from shows he likes! What a clever little boy. We shared a laugh together as he put Reba back down with her Mii friends.


claire p said...

The wii sounds fun, not got that far yet and Jamie's balance wouldn't allow him to play much anyway. I've been meaning to ask what Casey like to do on the computer? Not YouTube pawn and online pocker like Jamie! (although they were by accident.) :o)

spectrumbeach said...

My kids also spent the first week or so with the Wii just creating Miis. They came up with such characters as "Hippy Dude" (I had no idea they knew what hippies were) and "Man Woman" (again, was not aware they were aware of transgender stuff). Eventually they realized that you have to train your Miis to unlock levels, and once that realization kicked in they slowed down on the Mii stuff. The Mii parade was a huge hit.

Mama Mara said...

I have Wii envy.

kia (good enough mama) said...

hehehehee! big brain academy IS fun!

by the way? you can download mii's from somewhere online. they have pokemon ones, batman, etc... not sure how to get them (this is hub's department), but they are pretty funny!

Osh said...

OH! We just got Wii Fit! LOVE IT!