Christmas Day. I thought, "what the heck?" in the downtime after dinner and presents. Why not ask my parents if they'd like to play some bowling on Wii Sports? I hadn't really had the chance to engage them in the Wii since I got it earlier this year. Turns out they love it! In fact, after dinner tonight, my mom declared, "I want to go bowling," and had me start it up for her. She totally gets into it; stands up, acts like she's actually bowling. And my dad fools around as if he's actually in an alley, switching the Wiimote to his left hand to see what happens. At one point Mom stated, "I could get into this for a while, but I couldn't see myself getting into video games," at which point I prompted, "this isn't a video game?" My father clarified the difference: Playing something that requires "four buttons or so of input" is too much, too dedicated. The Wii, in this case, is simple, easy; it's intuitive design, ready to be played immediately; it is immediate feedback, more immediate than ever before; most of all, it's immediate fun. And here I thought my generation was the one labeled as being ADD, but we can commit and dedicate ourselves to hours of pushing more than four buttons, and our parents cannot! Now, I'm interested: how have your parents reacted to the Wii? Or, to be more general, how do your parents respond to playing video games overall?