A few days ago, I was playing Galaxy while my wife was doing something in the other room. Our little one (she's 18 months old) was running around the house, doing all the things they do at that age.
Inevitably, at one point during my gaming I heard her start to cry in the hallway just outside the room I was playing in.
The normal, parental reaction here it to get up and rush to see what the problem is--you can just tell by the way they cry. I'm basically a normal parent, so that's what I wanted to do.
But I didn't.
Actually, I couldn't. As has happened several times since I bought the Wii, I found myself feeling tied down when I needed to get up to address a situation. In my head, I keep thinking that I need to get up, but I can't move because I can't just drop the Wii remote--it's attached to me.
So, a few days ago, I removed the wrist strap (gasp!).
Since then, when I've had to get up on the quick, it's been easy to just drop the Wii remote and nunchuck and run to the rescue. In fact, it's easier to just play a little here and there and then put the thing down. Before, I felt like playing was a commitment. There was a huge process involved with just starting to play. We have the Nyko charger stand, the new remote jackets, and of course the wrist straps. To get the remotes on the charger, we have to pull the bottom half of the jackets up and pull the wrist strap through it at least partially to allow the contacts on the remote to connect with those on the stand.
Now, I just plop it on there. No worries.
So, I know that the wrist straps are there for safety purposes. But, I'm not currently playing Wii Sports or any other game that has me crazily flailing about with the Wii remote.
My question, if there ever really was one, was whether or not anyone else has experienced anything like this before. Have you? Is anyone else playing sans wrist strap? Or am I just a crazy maverick that needs to get back on that bandwagon and just buck(le) up?