and then we lost to some girls

Last night there was a war.

It crossed state lines and pitted Texan against Californian.

Mommy blogger vs. mommy blogger.

The battle ground was Wii’s Mario Sports Mix…basketball, hockey and dodge ball.

I wanted to be competitive so I chose my partner carefully.  I chose Ryan(9).  I knew his hours of video game training would help overcome my freakishly poor skills.

We were paired with Kimberly from Tippy Toes and Tantrums.  She also chose carefully.  Her partner was her 8 year old daughter, Clover.

We were to play the four games of Mario Sports Mix.  The winning team would have bragging rights and would win fancy personalized Mario Sports Mix Jerseys.

The stakes were HIGH!

wii waiting for player to join

The people over at Wii sent me a copy of the Mario Sports Mix.  My boys went CRAZY for it and were soon showing me how to play.

We had a day to practice before we entered our competition’s friend code and waited for the Tippy Toe girls to join the game.

wii Mario Sport Mix select a game

Ryan and I had practiced on all the games.  We really felt like our strength was in the dodge ball and hockey games.  I like that you don’t have to play as a Mario character on this game.  You can play as your own Mii. Ryan likes to play as Bowser so our team kinda looks like beauty and the beast.

Yes, my Mii might resemble Belle a little more than Holly.

We played our first game, basketball, and the Tippy Toe girls dominated.

That’s OK, basketball isn’t our best game.

We played our second game, hockey, and the Tippy Toe girls dominated.


We played our third game, dodge ball, and the Tippy Toe girls dominated.


We didn’t even have to play the fourth game because we had ALREADY LOST THREE!

I felt like I had let Ryan down because he was doing most of the playing and I kept searching for where I was on the screen.

A few minutes after we played, I received this tweet after begging for a re-match:

nintendoenthused tweet

It really appears that 9 year old Ryan played 8 year old Clover while their moms screamed for direction.

Disclosure I am a Wii Ambassador and received the Mario Sports Mix game for no charge.  They also sent some sweat bands and socks to help our video game performance.  They probably should have also included some magic beads which was the only thing that could have enhanced our performance.  The opinions I have expressed are my own and my kids.  Thanks Wii!

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About Holly

Kids Activities Blog is Holly's blogging home.

She is the mom of three boys ages 7, 10 and 12 who partially homeschools. She believes that you shouldn't have to buy stuff to have fun when there is a kitchen junk drawer full of possibilities.

She can also be found at Business 2 Blogger, on Twitter as @QuirkyMommaSite or @Texasholly, but her favorite place to hang out is on Google +.