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Nintendo Wii My Top Notch Shutter-Upper & A Lesson Gone Down The Drain

I've always made it a point to teach my kids about life. One of the things that I say very often is "It does not matter what we have, what others have and life is not about material gains. We live with what we have happily...that's what's important". I make it a point, also, to tell them that whatever material stuff we have in life is always temporary. They get my point.....I think. I guess they do, really, because they tell me that it's OK that we cannot go for expensive holidays in Australia or Canada or the United States or that the Hong Kong Disneyland trip together is probably as good as it gets. Next would probably be Langkawi until I recover from shock...and that's more than a year ago! :-) "It's OK that we don't live in a mansion, mom. I love this home as it is", says Jared. Joshua looks at me seriously and nods, "Yeah, mom. This is the perfect place to live in and you're the perfect mom. I like everything that we have now and don't need what others have", Josh adds with a look of pure determination. "But mom?" "Yes, dear?" "Can we.....", Jared starts. "Can we have a Nintendo Wii?", Joshua finishes for him with a cheeky glint shining in his eyes. Bah! But watching them play the game is really great! PLUS Nintendo is not only a game, sometimes, when you're in the middle of a conversation with a client, Nintendo can be a very good babysitter or something I call the shutter-upper. :-)

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