Remember the story of the Gift of the Maji? The husband/wife duo buy each other gifts, but in order to do so, they sell their most prized possessions to be able to afford to do so.
Bring that into the year 2010.
Target had a great sale on the Wii for $177.00. I got the money together (I hate that they charge $.10 for every dollar that you turn in when you roll the change!), turned in the cans/bottles (we have deposits here) and had enough to buy the Wii and a spare controller.
The TV died. Every 10 mins. or so the whole thing goes to loud static. So much for entertainment...
Well, actually (and I'll never admit it!), with the older kids - it is kind of funny to watch them jump out of their skin when the static pops AND watching them try not to curse when it happens! Well, at least MY entertainment is intact!
You just CAN'T make this stuff up!