Getting to know Wii
It’s been a while, but I’m still excited about our staff development day in early September. I actually did the boring part of “development” with two 90-minutes presentations on how to use Health Internet Resources. But then I got to enjoy the real fun – learning how to use a Wii. The Library owns several Wii consoles for gaming programs with teens and tweens, so now it was time for the rest of the staff to learn how to use them. I’m a terrible bowler – bad hook, and being left-handed doesn’t help either. But I bowled the best game of my life using the Wii. I wasn’t quite as good with tennis, but that was to be expected. I was playing with a right-handed character and never figured out how to do it. By the time my session was over, I was energized and ready to go. (I was also sore the next day, but that’s a different topic all together…) We were treated to a massage from a trained professional as part of our in-service, so that really made my day.
It’s been three weeks and I’m still thrilled about the possibilities of home exercise with the Wii. I think I’ve convinced my two oldest sons to give my husband a Wii for Christmas this year. Then we’ll both get to use it! I have visions of the two of us bowling or playing golf in our living room during the dreary days of January and February rather than watching non-stop sports on television. Hmmm, could this just be wishful thinking on my part?