This past Saturday was a good Goodwill day. I picked up some random things...and this.I didn't know how or if this would fly with my two "cool" kids. This might be beneath them, what with all their "electronic knowledge" and all, but it was only $5, and I had a coupon for $5 off, so it was practically free with the other stuff I bought.
I had to buy my own ping pong balls, but at $1.79 for 5, that was peanuts.
We came home from our shopping extravaganza, and play began.
(sorry for the terribly dark pic!)
I was really quite surprised how they took to the game.
BUT, since they both are quite competitive, it shouldn't have surprised me so much.
Play went on for at least an hour, and even Brent got involved.
I guess I'm glad. At times, however, the play becomes so involved, shirts start flying to the floor (boys only, that is). I didn't realize we had such competition going on.
Because of this, there is often times of hilarity or hysteria if you'd like to call it that.
And often times if just plain ornery-ness.
Balls have been broken, and some have been stolen by the cat if they fly anywhere near her vicinity.
I'm glad I bought this, however. I'm sure the novelty will wear off soon, but coming from a house that has no Wii or Playstation, or Atari, or XBox, we have to be creative with our entertainment. Especially since it seems like it's done nothing but rain for the last week (literally. I'm surprised we're not all drowning!)
How are your children spending their time?