Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Infamous Wii Contract

If you are like me, you have a Wii.  And you sort of hate it.  The Wii Fit Plus talks crap to you about your weight and your age.  The kids want to play all the time and fight over Super Mario Brothers like they're Germany and Great Britain and you're Neville Chamberlain and it all sucks monkey balls. 

So we made a contract to try and keep the peace.  So far...  It works.

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  1. LOVE it! We don't have one yet, but we're getting one for Christmas. Now we'll be prepared!!!!!

  2. That sounds exactly right.

  3. We also have a "stay behind the line" rule in order to prevent them breaking the TV screen. They hate that one. They're sure they have to play about 2" from the screen in order to play their best.

  4. NEED this in our home!!! Thank you. Why does the Wii cause so many problems? And yet, they keep coming back. Screaming, brawling, and tantruming all the way.

  5. *nodding vigorously in agreement* Pretty much the same thing in our house except:
    We go by the token system... they earn tokens each week that can be traded in for Wii time (or iPhone game time if the kids can pry it out of Mom's hands). It limits their time on the Wii to whatever they've earned by doing chores and school work. We also do this for the computer, in addition to having it protected out the ears). Out of tokens? Gotta wait til the next Family Meeting to get more! No arguments. And if they argue or melt down while playing, it gets shut off immediately. I think it took twice for them to ignore the warnings.

  6. so funny to read this now. We have been "unplugged" for the entire month of July and I JUST caved in an hour ago so they would give me peace while the physical therapist was here! It is now unplugged again until August because it is the root of all evil and they have 11 months a year to play, they can sacrifice 1 month! I love your contract, especially the part about only adults can touch the white box! We have that very same rule! Kids break EVERYTHING!!

  7. totally awesome, so happy my little guy is too young for video games...

  8. yes and yesser. but in my house it's the ps3 and all the lego games (star wars, batman, indiana jones)

  9. Can I add, "No CRYING over losing a game to your MOM!" I've threatened to pack it up and put it back in the box for a month. (but we all know that's not going to happen... mommy and daddy enjoy Rockband after the kiddos go to bed WAY too much!) ;-) I'm going to need this in PDF form so I can post it next to the Wii... ;-) Hilarious!

  10. And don't f-around with Mommy's Mii character. Mommy does not appreciate shrinking down to gnome size while gaining 40 Wii lbs, a new green beret and a moustache.

  11. I am so amused!! It is so absolutely perfect and I am so happy to hear that obviously it's a universal experience. Write on! I love it!

  12. if wii makes you ugly, you're done for the day...and maybe the next.

  13. My almost 5 year old chews the cords and thumb stick on the nunchuck. You'd think he'd get it by now.

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