Tackle It Tuesday is a theme that I have started to post about ANYTHING in life that I have “tackled” from Finding Healthy Recipes to Tackling Paperwork Organization. This week, I tackled my passion against video games……AND I admit that I was WRONG!
You were right, I was wrong. There you go, I said it! It’s on record. It’s gone public.
When you first met me, I was anti Video Games of any sort (I won’t get into all of the details as to why on here).
I fought and fought against our family purchasing a console gaming system.
You bought yourself a hand held gaming tool and I will now say that you played that more than you play your new big and shiny console one! Why? Because the handheld device could be played whenever and wherever. It was convenient and the children couldn’t see what you were doing. With the console type, you only play what is appropriate for the kids to see and I will admit, you play it much, much less than I thought you would.
I was worried and although I do believe my worries were legit, I was also wrong. Buying an Xbox 360 with Kinect was an excellent choice for our family. Gah, I can’t believe I am actually saying this, but it is true!
Since purchasing the Xbox at the beginning of January, our family has engaged in more activities in the house TOGETHER.
Since the beginning of January, I have lost 11 pounds and a part of that has been because I have done Zumba and DDR on the Xbox.
The Xbox Kinect has proven to be a wonderful tool to help children with cooperative skills, gross motor skills and patience.
I love our family rule of “no controller games allowed for children” because this makes the XBox a physical activity for the children and takes away the sedentary “argument” that I had about video gaming in general.
Funny enough, I will also admit that I have used the Xbox 360 the same amount as time as you if not more and I am LOVING it.
Is there something in your life that you have tackled lately that you would like to admit here, in public? If so, please leave a comment below!