It's OK I'll wait whilst you pick yourself up off the floor. I had the same reaction when someone asked me the exact same question a few days ago. What?? Christmas all ready?
I don't know about you but it gets harder every year to figure out what to get the kids. I don't want to buy them a whole heap of plastic junk that breaks the first day or ends up at the bottom of the toy box collecting dust nor do I really love the idea of them falling fad to whatever Pokemon Ninjago Puddle puff is all the rage.
I love that Santa brings them a special gift that is labelled to all of them. Something that belongs to not one person, but all and can be enjoyed by the whole family.
My boys have already written their first letter to Santa this year. They wanted to get in quick as they are betting that the pressie they are asking for is gonna be pretty damn popular this year and they wanted to give the elves plenty of notice to make or order heaps of them.
So what is it that has inspired my normally unorganised live by the moment kids to get themselves into action?
The New PlayStation Wonderbook.
In the school holidays we were very lucky to be invited to a special PlayStation Playground Event at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. It was a day where we would not only get a sneak peak at the new PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and range of PlayStation games and systems from Sony, but the kids had free reign to try it all too. Talk about Muchkin heaven!
Can I just brag for one minute and tell you that I have never played this game before (heck I even have problems figuring out how to turn the damn machines on) yet I played all four boys in this game at once and .... wait for it..... I smashed them!
I had no idea what I was doing but my strategy of pressing as many buttons as possible in the shortest amount of time paid off! I was the champion and two weeks later I still haven't let them forget it.
Back to the Wonderbook I mentioned earlier. We got a sneak peek first-look at this innovative new game. This is a totally interactive game where your kids are on screen in the game. Mind blowing stuff ... seriously.
How did I let the kids have all this fun to themselves for so long?
I always love catching up with some gorgeous blog buddies at these events and the fabulous people from Sony PlayStation and Hausmann really knew how to put on a great day.
And yes I may have tried to make out with Sackman from Little Big Planet .... have I no shame?