...for the following late breaking news.
This just in...
The Dad in this household promised his little boy a Wii for Christmas. And the Mom in this household, although she saw such console at Costco's back in October, hesitated to pick it up. Because it was agreed that the Dad would take care of it. But you know how it goes, woulda, coulda, shoulda. Dad dropped the proverbial ball.
And Mom got very busy around November and December. The little boy was so understanding and patient. He could wait, he said, and was fine on Christmas morning. Even though the one thing he'd really wanted was not under the tree.
January, then February. Mom is searching high and low; phoning places, popping into various stores. Everyone shaking their head. But then there's a light! Toys R Us expected a shipment in a couple of weeks ago; but Mom was told that her best bet was to line up at midnight, because come Saturday morning, once the doors open at 9:30 am, the Wii's are sold out by 9:35.
Well, I love my boy. But if anyone was going to wait, it would be Dad, don't you think?
Another round of phone calls this week. Just missed a shipment at Costco's - they got 60 in, but they came early last week and were snapped up by two individuals. You're freakin' kidding me?!! They are RATIONING these things at the other stores such as EB Games (who only get up to 5 at a time).
This morning, while having my coffee, my mind going through my day ahead, with plans to go to the gym and then the girlie's 3 year checkup at the doc's, I was casually flipping through my Loblaws flyer. What did I see? You guessed it, the holy grail of video systems (at least in this household). Advertised at our local supermarket.
I picked up the phone, called in a frantic panic and found out there were two left. And they couldn't hold one for me.
Grabbed my girlie, threw my gym bag in the car...you gotta remember it was Chinese New Year yesterday so I was not allowed to wash my hair/ shower yesterday and I hadn't yet gotten to that before I called the store. So there was generally dishevelled-me, and not in that sexy just-rolled in the hay way. Maybe rolled in something else.
Got to the store, ran in, screaming, "Do you still have the Wii?!" and watched as the girl pointed in slow motion to the wall that said "Wii's SOLD OUT!!".
But there, below the sign, sat TWO units, one of which had my name written all over it. Or more correctly, my boy's name.
I can't wait till I pick him up from school this afternoon.
Let the games begin...