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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Mario
After a productive week last week I’ve been chilling out more this week. I did have one blip on Tuesday when Star had an early morning appointment and she refused to go. Fortunately, by 10 am I had it all sorted out. This week I’ve decided to use Mario because he’s been such a big part of our lives for more than 20 years. Who am I talking about… Well, Mario from Nintendo Games. This week saw the opening of the new Super Mario Brother’s Movie. (The first one was a big flop!) The eldest two were booked in for the first showing… they started loving all things Nintendo from the age of 5 years, and they are both in their 30s now! The younger kids are booked in to go and see it today because they are fans too.
We have loved played all the Mario games and still have family nights where we’ll race each other in Mario Karts or play Mario Party. Mario has appeared in more than 200 video games since his first creation in 1981 (which was before I had kids.) I’m not so keen on Super Smash Bros (way too chaotic for me to actually follow what’s going on and turns me into a button basher hoping for the best!) And although I like watching, I’m not really into the platform games. I know so many of the tunes, my eldest son even had a CD of them. When I first played Mario kart with my older kid’s they would laugh at me for the way I ‘steered’ moving the controller. But I had the last laugh when the Wii came out and you could steer by moving the controller around, I became the expert for a while. Not for long though, it didn’t last, I guess gamers prefer to press buttons. The younger ones are all fans too, Star gives her older brother and sister a run for their money in Smash Brothers and Karts and they’ve got years of practice on her.
When the eldest two came back from the cinema the games went on the television.
I’ve even made many a Mario birthday Cakes in my time. I probably have photographs somewhere but most of them were pre-internet time. I even remember making a big square cake for my son with the N64 symbol on it, I think that was for his 8th birthday.
Here are my three on Boo’s 12th Birthday playing Mario Kart 8 on the Switch (which was a combined birthday present that year)
Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?
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What a fab word! Mario has been part of my life since I was a child my brother had all the original Nintendo games and we have played the newer one’s as a family over the years.
My girls are going to see the film next week. It would have been today but the buses are only running on their Sunday service. Hmmf.
Hope all your kids enjoyed seeing the new Super Mario Bros movie. Sophie wants to go and see it at some point. She loves the Mario games too. I didn’t realise Mario had appeared in so many games! #WotW
We both must have older kids around the same age. My oldest son is turning 30 in October this year and he has loved Nintendo since he was around 4 or 5. We still have the Nintendo 64 and Mario Kart is my favourite game because I could actually play it and was pretty good too. Although I always used my controller like a steering wheel! Ah, the memories!
Yes, my eldest is 33 (I don’t know how that happened!) I also have a 32 yr old so we grew up with Mario.