Saturday, November 17 2007
I am sorry that I missed a posting yesterday...
Am I the only one in the whole wide world that believes that the holidays are the most stressful time of the year? In my mind, I feel that it should be the most joyful time, but that was before I started to shop for a Nintendo Wii. I was eating lunch a few weeks ago with a brother in our church and we went to the store next to the restaurant that had them in stock and at that time they told me to buy it. Of course, my listening skills (as I said a few days ago) need to improve and I decided to wait.
The closer it gets to Christmas, the harder it is to find a Wii. I stopped by one shop and they actually laughed when I asked if they had any. My son is going to face the most traumatic time of his life and require counseling (kidding, of course) when the only thing I can find close to a Wii is an 1981 version of Atari purchased on Ebay from some guy in Alaska.
It is starting to become a challenge. Perhaps, the greatest challenge that I have faced as a father. I can change diapers, play catch and help with homeschooling. Thus far, I have been able to bring home the bacon and provide a home for my family, but it is the elusive Wii that will shatter my record as the go to dad.
Oh, the joys of fatherhood. My son may never know the challenges that I went through to get the game system of choice this Christmas season, but when he hugs me on Christmas and tells me how excited he is to have the Wii then I will know being humiliated by a store clerk laughing at me was all worth it.
Have a great day.