The most fun we’ve ever had in our living room (UPDATE: WINNER ANNOUNCED)

by Shauna on February 28, 2012

Today is someone’s lucky day. I’m so excited about this I can hardly stand it.

OK, I guess I should back up. About a month ago the awesome people over at Xbox emailed me and asked if I would like to work with them. And I was all ARE YOU KIDDING ME, IT’S XBOX!

Seriously, ever since the first time I saw the commercial…you know the one…where YOU are the controller? I shouted, “HOLY CRAP THEY’RE IMPLANTING GAME CHIPS INTO PEOPLE’S BRAINS.”

I called out to the kids, “Come in here quick! Look at this! George Orwell wrote about this way before you all were born. And now it’s coming TRUE!”

Suddenly I was torn, emotionally. Should I be excited about the turn technology had taken? Or should I run to the kitchen and make everyone an aluminum foil helmet. And perhaps, a sandwich. What. We’re gonna stop eating?

I looked at Harley who was giving me a rather peculiar look-sy. “Mommy, it’s called Kinect. And it’s cool. We should get one.”

And so…when I got the email from Xbox I thought I’m the best mom EVER!

A few days later an enormous box arrived on our front porch. When we brought it inside and cut open the top, a gold beam of light followed by a choir of heavenly angels came spilling out from under all the styrofoam peanuts.

Immediately Ethan knew just what to do. Funny, the man has trouble recognizing letters in his own name, but knows how to hook up gaming systems. Someone please explain this to me.


You guys.

This is the funnest thing we’ve done in our living room. The kids, oh my gosh, are addicted.

So here’s where it gets awesome FOR YOU.

I have the (just announced today!) Xbox Kinect Family Bundle to give to one lucky reader!

The bundle includes a special edition white Xbox 360 4GB console, white Kinect sensor, white Xbox 360 wireless controller, “Kinect Sports” and “Kinect Adventures” and a three-month subscription to Xbox LIVE Gold.

Here are some fun facts:
The Xbox 360 Special Edition 4GB Kinect Family Bundle includes the complete Xbox 360 experience all available in a glossy white package. With “Kinect Sports” (the best-selling franchise on Kinect for Xbox 360, with more than six million games sold to date), “Kinect Adventures” and Xbox LIVE Gold subscription at no additional cost, the bundle is an exceptional value. Now, users can enjoy the complete Xbox 360 experience including the controller-free fun of Kinect or grabbing the wireless controller to play blockbuster games. When it’s time for TV or movies, you can then log on to Xbox LIVE for social experiences and access to world class entertainment (Xbox LIVE Gold membership and/or additional subscriptions or fees may be required).

All you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment telling me why you love Xbox.

You can only enter one time.

Sweepstakes ends Friday, March 2, 2012, (MY BIRTHDAY!) at 5pm CST.

A random winner will be chosen and will receive an email. So make sure you leave your email address!

(Sorry, USA residents only)

The winner of the Xbox Kinect Family Bundle is entry number 46!

Congratulations, Elena!

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Tish March 1, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I love Xbox because the Kinect is a fun way to get in shape, and after gaining 15lbs after a break up I need a fun way (and reason) to get in shape. Here’s hoping to me winning something online for the first time ever! AHHHHH I want and Xbox so bad!!!!


Debbie Melamud March 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I love Xbox because of all the great games that make you move to play.


Ori Melamud March 1, 2012 at 2:43 pm

If I had one I would know…


Nadia Feenstra March 1, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I love Xbox Kinect because you look like a fool but you don’t even care…it’s that awesome!


Michelle Cantu March 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I love Xbox, because my kids would fall over in disbelief if I got them one.
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Maggie March 1, 2012 at 4:37 pm

XBox is amazing! Love the Kinect feature, this would be awesome for the family!!


Cricky March 2, 2012 at 11:57 am

I love XBox because it keeps my boyfriend occupied while I read a book. The Kinect would just make it more fun for both of us.
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Amber D March 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I love XBox because it gets us moving! We’re just building a new game room, and this would be a great addition!


Stacey March 2, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I love the XBox and wuld love to add the Kinect because of the Michael jackson Experience! Have you played that game it is HI-Lairous to watch your kids try and dance like MJ – Not that I’m so good, but watching them in hours of fun. Sadly I love the XBox in my divorce and now – no MJ lauging for me


tracey ann March 2, 2012 at 2:07 pm

AMAZING giveaway!! I’d love this as a gift for my 11 year old nephew!


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Kristi March 7, 2012 at 12:00 am

LOVE the color of that room…. Can you email me the color an brand? Would so appreciate it!


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