They say music is linked to math

By Mir
March 31, 2009

We all know that playing an instrument is good for our kids, but there’s nothing quite like listening to a kid learn to play the violin. Or flute. Or trumpet. Or… well, anything other than “hot cross buns” on the piano. It’s excruciating.

All of this is to say that Wii Music is today’s Amazon Gold Box Deal at $29.98 shipped (40% off). That’a great price, but it means you get to listen to your kid practice every single instrument in painstaking detail. And then you get to watch the music videos they made of themselves practicing. And then you get to pretend you think they’re awesome, instead of admitting that you had briefly wondered if a cat was being eviscerated in your family room.

But the kids like it, sooo… hey! Where are you going??


  1. Couldn’t resist Wii Music at that price. (I’ll admit to being totally sold on the idea of Wii Music after watching the video of Rev. Run playing it with his kids.) This is going to be the centerpiece of my son’s Easter basket, and I’m sure he’ll be so happy about it that he won’t notice that the Reese’s Eggs keep mysteriously disappearing (into Mama’s mouth). I expect my husband to love it, too.

    FYI, it looks like the Lightning Deal coming up at 9am Eastern is going to be Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party.

  2. Wii Music has the option for your child to *be* a cat yowling as the instrument. Very entertaining for about two minutes. I haven’t decided whether the cat or dog instrument is worse. Both remind me of those Christmas albums of animals singing Jingle Bells.

  3. I also very much enjoy it when my son is a cheerleader for his “instrument.”

    “Yeah! Okay! Wooooooo!”

    It’s then that I start seriously considering stabbing myself with a fork.

  4. but you can turn the volume down, right? here we have an actual cello. no volume control on that baby. and the ‘concert’ we recently sat through made me long for death.

  5. Glad I’m not the only with a kid who makes the mockery reel on American Idol.

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