That brings us to today. Trent and I were making breakfast when Sam came down stairs. He went straight to the office where he started playing the piano. He does that a lot. Like plays the piano, in 15 minute increments, 5 times a day, a lot, unprompted. I commented to Trent that he sure is playing the piano more than I have seen him playing the Wii in a while. Trent responded, "that's because we took the Wii away from him in January." Oops again. I guess we haven't missed it. Come to think of it, when he is not playing the piano, he is playing outside like we used to do when we were kids.
I am not opposed to the concept of the Wii. We bought it because of the movement component and I don't let my kids play it sitting down (when I am watching). We don't own any of it's competitors and we don't play games where you chat with people outside of our home, BUT even with all of those parameters, taking it away has served us well. Our life without the Wii is like, well, our life before the Wii, and that is a good thing.