Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Power Of The Pick

So everyone knows my kids got Nintendo DS Lites for Christmas. And we bought them cause they asked (begged, pleaded, made promises they can't keep, etc). But I did not truly understand the power!

The first day they played Animal Crossing Wild World and Mario Kart and Bust A Move and Nintendogs. They were happy.

And then came the day after Christmas. They wanted to go online.

Huh? I mean, they had mentioned during one of their scheduled begging sessions that they could play with each other wirelessly. I thought that was a good thing...brother and sister both preoccupied so I could focus on my own idle pursuits. But no, they didn't mean wirelessly as in...within 20 feet of each other. They meant WIRELESSLY. Talking to the world!!

And they were ready to go. Would I help? Sure...let's get that manual and see what needs to be done. Well, the manual had me take that little plastic toothpick (the technical name is 'stylus'...but we all know it is just a plastic toothpick) and tap the screen a couple of times. That was it! Couldn't be easier. Now they could actually connect to anyone in the world who had a DS...play games with them...invite them to come and appear right on their little hand-held game! It was very cool.

I'm now hiding the extra toothpick for myself. I'm quite certain that toothpick contains the power to rule the world!!!

(Insert evil, mad scientist laugh here!)

6 comments:

bardouble29 said...

I have always prided myself as being a cool, hip thirty-something, but as they make newer, cooler toys for the kids, I realize that I am getting older and I am SO not cool or with it...*sigh*

AbbyNormal said...

What? You actually read the manual? I try to avoid that, but then I would've never figured out the plastic toothpick.

Jill said...

Ah, you'd better put that magic toothpick in a safe place. I bet you can use it for all sorts of nefarious deeds.

Dirk_Star said...

I own a PlayStation, two PlayStation II's, GameBoy color and a Super NES.

Don't kid yourself, the games rule us. They tease us with the promise of power and then enslave us...

Run for your life!

Throw the toothpick in the trash with the Soduko books.

Insert sound of maniacal laughter followed shortly by cowering sobs of of hopelessness...

Happy New Year!

Winston said...

Heh, heh, heh...

You have learned well from your kids...

creative-type dad said...

I have a DS and love it.

Get Brain Age - totally addicting.