Thursday, February 19, 2009

Life Without Wii

Without TV what will she see?
Without a view, what will she do?

Restricted games may make her odd
In a world given over to a remote and a nod.

Her parents sow such a curious lot --
Releasing the child to the world of thought.

Books and music, how sublime;
Odds and ends and lots of time.

The child sports a bloom
Negating predicted doom:

She thinks . . .

. . . Me thinks.

Paper and tape marionette

Sporting styrofoam eyeballs embedded with beaded pupils

That *B*L*I*N*K*

And teeth that gnash.

Happy kid . . . artist . . . inventor . . .
Despite lack of Wii.

(Imagine a world . . . )

P.S. I see from some of the comments that I gave the impression Rachel lost her Wii. She didn't . . . she never had one.

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Aly @ Lip Zip said...

Very creative! We've never had a Wii and we're still not that crafty!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

great creation!

Steph said...

That's awesome!
My kids just got a wii for Christmas I don't know if they could live without it.
It's very good for discipline! (to take away)

scrappysue said...

see? they know how to amuse themselves without technology! that's VERY inventive. well done!

ValleyGirl said...


I'm with Aly ~ we don't have a Wii and we're certainly not that creative or crafty either!!

Becky said...

So cool Rachel! The kids love it too. We will probably never have wii. Maybe a Nintendo DS, but that would be mine!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

excellent creation we have no wii here either!

Chris said...

Take the Wii away?

It's crazy...but it just might work.

I love that beautifully monstrous creation!

farmlady said...

Ok. I think I have heard of this, but what is a Wii anyway? I'm sure I'm showing my age.

Karen Deborah said...

now that is a cute puppet! Eyes that really blink? BRAVO!

Anonymous said...

Very creative! Oh to be a kid again where creativity has no hindrances!

Indrani said...

Very creative! Congrats Happy Kid!
Most of these latest technical gadgets just stop the creativity in children.

Casey's trio said...

So funny...I can relate. It would be like my world without the internet--EEK! But, I can always bury myself in a book! Glad she found a fun and creative way to spend some time.

Elizabeth said...

Good for You Debbie, and Even Better for Rachel! If I had my way those things will never come into my home (but unfortunately for me I have a husband and an older set of kids that are dying for one someday when they are more affordable.) You can bet there will be restrictions on it though..

Rachel, you are so creative- send a little of those juices to my chilluns' will ya :)

Cathy said...

Who needs a Wii when you have a creative and imaginative mind!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

We haven't one either. lol! I love how creative you guys got with the puppet! It blinks and everything, that is awesome!

Raise Them Up said...

I am totally impressed! Great job!

We are Wii-less, too. Oh, the abuse of! My children think they are the only Wii-less kids in the entire world.

Too bad, so sad...I think that's what they say to me all the time.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Super cool puppet! very impressive!
Wii do have Wii, but the kids must read in order to play.... not a big deal for some of them, but a rather big deal for others.

Krystyn said...

What a very creative mind.

We have a Wii..right now, mommy and daddy use it:)

kaye said...

Love the poem and the marionette. It's amazing how kids can make something out of nothing--we have a wii and mine still create! (before that we had every game system nintendo has ever made. One of my children actually learned to read playing nintendo! So it's not all bad. Remember its a tool not a lifestyle)