Wii vs. Reality

29 Mar

After months of playing Wii Bowling with the kids, Jordan and I decided it was time to let the kids bowl with real balls and not controllers.  On Saturday, we headed down to the new bowling alley in town to test out their lanes and our luck.  Unfortunately, we discovered that Wii Bowling can be deceiving:

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Jaden’s excitement over the game ended quickly when she picked up the ball for the first time.  Then the tears came:

Jordan: “Jaden, what’s wrong?”

Jaden: “It’s sooo heavy!”

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Fisher was undeterred by the weight of the ball, even though it meant that he had to hobble his way up to the foul line to throw it.

Eventually, Jaden accepted the fact that the Wii had given her a false sense of Bowling smarts and began to enjoy the game.  She ended up winning the first round….with the help of gutter guards.  ;)

Fisher had a blast, even though he had a hard time remembering which fingers to use when picking up the ball.  Which, in the end, didn’t matter since he ended up treating the bowling ball like a shot put ball. 

(Hobble up to the foul line, wind up and chunk the ball down the lane with all your might!)

It’s a not-so-winning combination.  *wink*

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2 Responses to “Wii vs. Reality”

  1. Raine March 29, 2010 at 4:11 PM #

    Thanks…why have spell/grammar check when I have readers? ;)

  2. Anonymous March 29, 2010 at 3:58 PM #

    shot put *wink

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