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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

N for ABC Wednesday

ABC WEDNESDAY ROUND 5: N...



Nintendo

When my grandkids were young, they halfheartedly introduced me to Nintendo while smirks and frustration crossed their faces when I couldn't get the hang of the buttons.

I quietly purchased my own console and locked myself away until I solved each of their favorite games. When next we played, I can't tell you how much pleasure it gave me to whip their little butts.

They invited classmates to challenge me and cheered me on to win in a variation of that classic boast ~ my dad can whip your dad.

They advanced to the next system, the next, the next and then the next but those games didn't entice me like the earlier ones. They weren't as much fun and, believe me, I'm a strong proponent of fun which doesn't hurt anybody bloody.

Sometimes the Wii tempts me – I love the Bowling/Golf games and Yoga looks pretty cool but for now I'll keep my fingers nimble with the old game – it suits me.

In bursts of nostalgia, some of these grown grandkids drop by to play the old system and admit how they wish they still had their original consoles. I rarely sneer or smirk in front of them.


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26 comments:

Anna said...

I must be in a minority - have never used Nintendo or Wii :) Glad that you gained the upper hand !

anthonynorth said...

It sounds like you had great fun there, but I must admit, I've never played one.

missalister said...

I got such a kick out of this, you whipping their little butts. I wonder if they won money off their classmates: I bet my grandmother can whip you at Super Mario. I betcha she can’t! A buck says she can. Alright, you’re on.

Q said...

You are nimble one.....
such a fun N post...
Never have I played Nintendo but the kids did...
Sherry

Leslie: said...

Good on you for whipping their little butts! lol We must have had one of the first of those games when our kids were little - remember the Mario Brothers??? lol

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love your post!! And, yes indeed, how fun to whip their little butts! Congrats on being able to not sneer or smirk in front of them now days! This was definitely the best laugh of the day! Thanks! I was never a game player of any kind and only my youngest got into the them at all, but I can surely relate!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

Mara said...

You sound like a mean granny! I love it... ;)

2cats said...

I played with my son when he had his. We played the race games. He was a much better driver than I, hope that speed he needed to win reflects how he really drives. I loved playing with him. Thanks for bringing back a good memory.

photowannabe said...

Ah yes Nintendo...my kids loved it and I never did get the hang of it. Now that I use the computer alot , it definitely makes more sense. Fun post.

Michelle Johnson said...

i still have my old nintendo console and the games that accompanied it. i play them from time to time as i love gaming. i've also got many other consoles to keep the old one company. and yes, i play them as well. i think the wii is quickly becoming my favorite though because the whole family can play together. we've had many a fun family night playing the wii. have a great night.

magiceye said...

:) SUCH A LOVELY TENDER POST

Spiderdama said...

Good suggestions on N. Some kids (and older) can not be without this..:-)
Have a great week!

Irene said...

Nice 'N'. I am eyeing the Wii myself..

swapnap said...

Sounds like a cool Grand parent act, they would felt so proud of you. Nice N post...loved nostalgia and nimble too.

fourwindshaiga said...

From one grammy to another! Good for you, Sue.

Pam said...

I enjoyed reading your gaming adventures with the kids and good for you for playing. It helps to keep us young :)

katney said...

How kind of you not to smirk. We never went Nintendo, but the Atari...oops! I am revealing my age.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nintendo is way beyond my capabilities! ;-)

Reader Wil said...

Though I never played Nintendo, I can imagine that this is very nice to play, especially when you win!
Thanks for your visit.

kml said...

Sounds like you had a blast with them! That's the best part of life and they'll always remember it!

Roger Owen Green said...

not much of a gamer myself, but I LOVE your attitude!

Jama said...

I remember those Nintendo, my 2 son got the portable kind but after a few years of playing it's gone bonker. It's still somewhere in the house.

jabblog said...

Well done, you! It does the grandchildren good sometimtes to realise that they don't always know it all and have the upper hand!

Nukke said...

Yes Nintendo !!!!! we had too :)

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

This is a very appropriate N! Like your approach to your first Nintendo console. Kudos!

Dragonstar said...

Grannies rule!
I've never been let loose on one of those (and I'd probably be beaten by everyone!) but it sounds as if you had a great deal of fun.
And isn't FUN what it's all supposed to be about?