A Baseball Bat, Golf Club, and Tennis Racket to Use in Your… Livingroom?

When I was growing up we had an Atari and then we moved up to a Commodore 64. I was playing games and doing some BASIC programming on both of these computers. My dad and my brother would play along with me. However, I don’t ever recall my mom playing a video game with us.

That’s why it was quite a surprise to see that she had bought a Nintendo Wii earlier this year. She wanted to get it so she could do some exercise and Yoga on it. She bought the balance board for it and called me over to help her set it all up.

So now, my mother and I play video games together. The strange thing is that I don’t even have a console of any kind at my place. I don’t play games on my computer either. The only place I play video games these days is at my mom’s house. Who ever thought I’d be in my thirties and saying that?

I thought it would be nice to enhance her gaming experience. So when I saw this in the store, I knew it would make a perfect Christmas present.

It comes with all sorts of accessories that the video game controller fits easily into. As such, you can easily turn your small television-sized remote control into a golf club, tennis racket, baseball bat,  or even a steering wheel.

We had a lot of fun playing the video games this week with these new toys. I tell you, it is so much nicer to be playing the golf game while holding something that looks like a golf club as opposed to the regular little controller.

My mom loves her gift and I know it will get a lot of use as the family gets together to play baseball or golf in her living room. (Again, who thought that I’d ever say that?)

I’ve told two stories now about gifts that I have given this Christmas.

Do you have any gift-giving stories you’d like to tell. 

Leave a comment below. 

I’d love to hear from you. 

3 responses to “A Baseball Bat, Golf Club, and Tennis Racket to Use in Your… Livingroom?”

  1. That's awesome! My step dad set up an EA Active video game we got *last* Christmas because my mom finally decided she might like to use it. I don't know if that will happen, though. She's really not a video game person, to my dismay.

    I really don't give many gifts during Christmas because I'm sort of a terrible person – I rarely find anything I think anyone would like. But I did give a gift to my best friend for the first time ever this year. I saw a Purdue-themed Snuggie while in the checkout one day and I knew she would love it, since that's where she wants to go to college, and she did. 🙂

  2. Hi Chase .. what fun .. that you can now play along with your Mum – and as you say other family members will enjoy playing when they're there visiting .. great present – clever Mum for getting in on the new act in town!!

    I bought some special items for a girl-friend who's into giving talks on Tea .. and she was delighted .. and my Mama got a large A2 size poster with some memory bank pictures of her parents and us, and a few other pics .. which she seemed to approve of. Fresh flowers too ..

    Cheers Hilary

  3. Hi Alexis,

    It is cool! I'm sure your mom would like a Wii. The games are more social and fun than any of the other systems I have seen. Maybe you should show her this post 🙂 and think about getting one for the household.

    Hi Hilary,

    Those sound like great gifts! I never really thought of giving flowers at Christmastime either which is strange because I know a lot of people give poinsettias or house plants… Something to think about for next year.