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Wii have it!

So this Christmas / Anniversary i somehow managed my wife to let me buy us a Wii. I don't know how I did it. Well ok, i kind of do. Here's my secrets.

1. Torture her for months about it, but never make it the focus.

For instance, bring up how you played it at a friends house, and then when she says something like "Oh, i think it would be fun to have a Wii! It seems like a great game system, way better than your XBOX360 because it's family oriented!" do something like


2. Bring up the Wii Fit in a sneaky guy way, like showing your wife the quasi-porn-like videos on Spike TV of playboy bunnies working out on it. (Yes, these videos do exist) then when she says something like "Oh that looks like fun actually" or "OMG YOGA DROOL" say something like "yeah, it does but they're really hard to get." and then let the subject fade away. She THINKS you're watching lame guy videos but your actually sub consciously injecting her brain with what i like to call "Wii-Waves"

If she says something like "HONEY WHAT ARE YOU DOING WATCHING THESE KINDS OF VIDEOS AND WHERE IS MY DIVORCE-STICK" then, well, you're fighting a loosing battle.

3. Mention how you actually save money by buying a Wii. Firstly, it's half the price of a PS3. Secondly it plays gamecube games AND you can download N64, SNES, and NES games on it. So essentially you're saving around 1000 dollars by buying it.

4. Throughout the months moan about how they're always sold out, and they're really hard to find and you should probably pre-order one from somewhere but you don't really have the money.

5. Wait for your wive's women friends to do the rest of the work for you. All you need is a couple people around who have the system, and they will be inadvertantly sending Wii-Waves like carpet bombs in your wife's direction.

6. When you take your wife to the store one day and there's a Wii on the shelf. Jump on it. This is a once in a lifetime oppourtunity dear, we may never see another one again, and for God's sake don't forget about the Wii Fit i'm going to buy you!

7. If all else fails at the clinching moment, buy a copy of Animal Crossing and explain to her how she can decorate her own house and plant flowers and she'll be sold.

In the mean time, I'm going to go play Wii now, and check the prices of Turnips on Animal Crossing and dodge punches from Bex once she reads this.

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I am a 24 year old British stay at home mother to a two year old boy. Married to a U.S. soldier and currently living in Germany.

I have seen the Vatican from the very top of St Peter's Basilica, the mud in the World War I trenches outside Ypres. I have walked through Montmartre side streets bustling with people in the evening, gotten lost in the streets of Greenwich Village NYC, run through cornfields on the Welsh border and sat outside with a cup of tea watching fireflies in the fields of the outer Chicago suburbs.

I have held the hands of others through addiction, fear, suicide, despair and come out the other side. I have left everything behind to begin anew.
I have fought mental illness and walked through snow in the mountains of the lake district, England. I have explored the morgue in the bowels of an abandoned hospital on a summer evening, climbed to the top of scaffolding on the outside of a five floor warehouse to look at the city lights of Nottingham at night and I have watched the sun setting on the Texas horizon.

I have held my son's tiny hand through the plastic window on an isolette in the NICU ward. Walked, speaking only in whispers, through the catacombs beneath the ground on the outskirts of Rome and seen the fireworks over Heidelberg castle.