Saturday, February 14, 2009

Frank, Meet "Wii"

Hello All,

Today was the celebration of my nephew Adam's 4th birthday. Aunt Corrie's house was filled with family and a new Wii system. For those of you unfamiliar with the Wii, it's a computer game with interactive hand modules that let you play with full motion. It was my first time, but I slowly got a "handle" on how to play. Early in the day, I discovered that there was a boxing game on the docket. I thought that I might just take on my wife first, seeing that it is Valentine's day. I am grateful to say that I defeated Lela, which took three rounds. I was hopeful that my victory would not spoil romance later, but I could not have taken a dive! That would have gone against my code! Then I took out my niece Hannah, shown here in this picture. Incidently, I beat her earlier in a game of Wii Tennis. It was not Hannah's day for Wii! After dispatching Hannah, I took on the birthday boy himself.

Adam put me through the paces, but I was able to defeat him as well. Being that I am roughly 9 times older than he is, I am not ashamed to say that I was getting tired. Those Wii modules require some muscles and I admit that they were screaming at me to quit at this point. That's when Brennan, one of the family's youngest friends, clocking in under 10 years old and weighing just over 70Ilbs, came up to challenge the yet-to-be defeated champion. I knew that I was in for a bit of a challenge.

Brennan was hungry for the win. Concurrently, you could tell that I had become satisfied with myself and honestly, took the young lad a tad too lightly. What would ensue
would simply be the battle for supremacy among the gathered family. Brennan was being cheered on, while I was being booed at every opportunity. I did not take this personally, as it's been said that nobody roots for Goliath! Brennan and I went toe-to-toe for the full 3 rounds, neither of us having a clear advantage. Sweat poured down my face at the end of the third round, while Brennan only looked around to make sure that nobody had messed with his candy from the pinata! He was playing it cool and did not want to show his nervousness as the decision was being rendered by the computer. I toweled off while the points were being tallied. I was not ready for the decision, as it went against me and for the young whippersnapper! It seems that in the case of this last fight, youth beat out experience. Frankly, I could not have been happier for the lad and more relieved that nobody wanted to get another fight with me, the now has-been Wii Boxing champion!

Tonight, as I ice my aching appendages and my slightly bruised ego, I thank the Lord for Adam and the fun of getting our family together for great memories like this!

Blessings...To Our Friends,
Frank Sanchez


Carrie said...

I hope you are not playing the drums today because you aren't going to be able to move your arms...

Anonymous said...

Wow you got beat by a ten year old. Ha oh well I get what you mean about the Wii though. I was babysitting and playing Wii tennis and I got hit in the face by the little boy. Ha!

Simone Knepper said...

are you sore?

Frank And Lela said...

Pain is only now getting worse! I will never Wii again...until next time!

Patty said...

I feel your pain. Our 10 year wins every time, no matter the age or experience of his opponent.