My husband cracks me up, he does!
He and my brother-in-law, Jannie, were playing a game of boxing on Jannie and sister Sonja’s new Nintendo Wii set. It was hilarious watching the guys get so worked up, punching into thin air, inching closer to the tv set and working up quite a sweat. And dancing around and, in Michael’s case, leading with left foot and putting pressure on it. Therein lies a story…
He pounced on his poor foot so aggressively, trying to punch Jannie’s character’s lights out, that he ended up seriously hurting a ligament/ muscle in his foot. Even his big toe was swollen to twice the size of the other one. He’s been limping around ever since, and I’ve been administering sports massage.
So yesterday, he told me he had a wiinjury. It was bad enough for him to cancel Sunday’s round of golf, no less.
At first, I thought he was talking of a whinge-jury, i.e. an injury that one whinges about. (It would have fit the bill, all right). Then I realised that it was instead a witty hybrid of the words Wii and injury. Wiinjury!
For anyone wondering if Wii is worthy of the hype, this should go a long way towards convincing you. He got a sports injury from a video game! So if you want to get your kids (or husband) off the couch and at least getting a spot of exercise, Wii’s your man.