Thursday, March 27, 2008

Virtual Animal Cruelty

Ava, riding in the car tonight, apropos of nothing:

"Dad? I need to go on the computer sometime soon, 'cause one of my Webkinz doesn't have a bed in their room, and they've been awake for, like, two years. I'm serious, Dad, and it's not even funny. I need to go on there soon and get them a bed, so they can go to sleep, OK? Quickly."

44 Comments:

Blogger Baker Family said...

Dude,
I know exactly how you felt!! My son is on his webkinz spot all the time and is telling me about the new chair his bear has or the new carpet in his elephants room. cracks me up, but i love it!!
love your blog!!

9:58 PM  
Blogger Bette Brownfield said...

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10:32 PM  
Anonymous Jannie Sue said...

Cute!

We have Littlest Pet Shop VIPs but I'm sure the Webkinz will be not far behind...

11:41 PM  
Blogger Swirl Girl said...

My daughter has about 6 of them. I love the toilet and bathtub. She thinks it is a riot that they pee with their clothes on. Truth be known, I play with the site when she's not home. Sooo much better than Barbie's ever were!

Swirl Girl

12:01 AM  
Blogger Al your Pal said...

My little brother is the EXACT same way i saw this and was laughing so hard. thanks for sharing the funny story.

good day!

1:21 AM  
Blogger Melodieann said...

What's a webkinz?

1:55 AM  
Blogger The Music Guy said...

Well, I've actually never heard of Webkinz, but it sounds a lot like a more advanced version of those virtual pets that were all the rage a few years ago. I remember I would say the same sort of things when I played with him--er, it. I guess some things never change.

3:11 AM  
Blogger Hannah Specter said...

Ok, that is super funny!

7:12 AM  
Blogger Sarah :) said...

HAHA. To cute.

I'm just going to go ahead and admit it. I don't care if I'm 15.
I WANT ONE OF THOSE. :]

Your little girls sound so adorable. THe stories you tell are so cute.

---Sarah

lifeastoldbysarah.blogspot.com

8:30 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Let that girl play with her webkinz! i have one, and I'm old. LOL. They are the cutest. I bought mine the ride around toys and I love to garden with them. Much less work than real gardening! I have been reading your blog for a few days now and have found it light and entertaining and refreshing. I will be back!

8:54 AM  
Blogger Purgatory Misfit said...

So my wife and I are getting ready to have kids…she really wants them but I’m still kind of on the fence. The conversations that you have with your kids are hilarious though and make me a little more ready to have my own. Thanks for sharing all of this...you have an unique sense of humor that's really funny.

9:26 AM  
Blogger MortEscura said...

hahaha I am LAUGHING!

I'm naturally from Portugal, just got married, living in the States right now.
When I first met my husbands family, there was (our) niece... and she said KIND OF the same thing your daughter said!...
At first I was like, (what?)...
When she grabbed me by the hand... and pulled me to the computer room, to show me, her elephant, her toilet... her bear...
You HAVE to admit... WOW! Things have changed! But it's great that they did...
I ended up helping her out @ webkinz...
... she made me make an "Account" for myself and everything!
(oh Lord, *embarrassed* hahaha)

Fun...

Great Blog!

Keep the posts coming...

9:46 AM  
Blogger Chels said...

LOL Cute!

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Raul S. said...

Your insight towards the end on what youngsters might be learning because of webkinz was what made the blog. It's nice to read about a parent that looks forward to being involved and teaching with their children at any level.

"the hoofs...poor thing never had a chance!"

12:26 PM  
Blogger 3lilangels said...

Very cute post here, hopefully this fad will be gone soon.

2:36 PM  
Blogger Earl Gearl said...

I love your blog. I found it a few days ago and went back and read all the old posts. You have a definite way with words that keeps me captivated. I liked it so much that I blogged about it!

Lisa

www.preachmanswife.blogspot.com

2:59 PM  
Blogger mechanical pencils said...

I can't believe I used to be like that about my Neopets.

Of course now, they're all dead.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Katie cat said...

How cute! I never heard of webkinz until now.

4:10 PM  
Blogger *_^ Tee.Hee said...

Oh that's so cute. That's hilarious! That is exactly what a kid would say! Love your blog!

4:22 PM  
Blogger Jenni Schaeffer said...

My daugther advanced from NeoPets to Webkinz recently. Now that is all she wants to do is get on the computer and play with her pets - though we have four real dogs and one real cat that go neglected half the time....

4:45 PM  
Blogger R2K said...

: )

6:05 PM  
Blogger Lydia said...

I'm 57 and after losing my 16-year-old, most favorite cat a year ago my husband surprised me with a 'Lil Webkinz (the smaller variety). It is a gold-and-white kitty and looks just like my cat did when I first got him. This is true: creating a safe, cozy Webkinz world for my "pet" (including two bedrooms with beds)really assisted in my healing process. I think Webkinz would be beneficial in counseling situations and in medical facilities, especially those serving terminal patients.

6:41 PM  
Blogger The Mayor said...

OMG - get that Webkinz a bed, or the next thing you know your neighbor will be calling the police telling them you are an animal abuser and all-round delinquent. Before you know it you have protesters outside your house and your lawyer is telling you which part of Sing-Sing is the safest.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Celene said...

That's cute! My grandson is only 1 year old, so I don't to deal with Webkinz yet. Could be fun though. We are still working on the itsy bitsy spider!
http://celenestreasurechest.blogspot.com/

9:34 PM  
Blogger Virus said...

I've always wanted to know what in the world "webkinz" were.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Lokoko said...

Lol I love this blog, dont want to sound like the other posts but it's charming and hillarious :d going to go check out webkinz now

12:55 AM  
Blogger Cheryl Kaye Tardif... said...

I remember when my daughter had a Tamagotchi years ago and she couldn't leave the house without it. Life would almost stand still as we waited for her to finish 'feeding' it.

Now she's 17 and has a boyfriend.

Not much has changed, it seems. :)

Cheryl Kaye Tardif,
author

4:08 AM  
Blogger Antigravity said...

Thats simply too cute! Keep hearing such things from my friend's five yr old..Loves the pets club board on madison's door! kids are such a stress reliever!

4:23 AM  
Blogger happy_accidental said...

so i really enjoy your posts, and i am brand new to the blogger. how do i add you as a friend or subscribe or whatever?

thankyou dad.

2:02 PM  
Blogger Dad said...

Just use one of the subscription options that appear in the upper right-hand section of the home page.

If you have an RSS reader, click on that section to add this blog to your feed. If not, there's an e-mail option. It's been my experience that RSS is better and more immediate. Feedburner e-mails take a while, assuming they show up.

Thanks for stopping by, and for your interest!

2:16 PM  
Blogger Roundtooth said...

Ahh! The wonderful world of webkinz!
The kids in my life are OBSESSED with the bowling game on Webkinz.
Who ever knew that stuffed animals could take over the internet?

(:

10:07 PM  
Blogger white wave said...

Too cute. . . I'm sure I will be going through that pretty soon with my daughter.

10:32 PM  
Blogger sarah, where's the boat? said...

this make me laugh!

omigosh.
and this s animal cruelty!

5:37 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

My cousin has a Webkinz, and she was obsessed with it. And, by the way, Webkinz don't die, they just expire after a year. Make sure to tell your daughter!

Check out my blog and comment?

blogofarealgirl.blogspot.com

-Sara

5:03 PM  
Blogger dcr said...

I have an 11 year young daughter.
She's not interested in these, but went bonkers for Tamagatchis.
Thanks,
dave

8:27 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

ha thats so funny.
that happens to me all the time with my younger brother. he always tells me to get off the computer so he can go on his webkinz. I thought I was the only one haa.

9:51 PM  
Blogger ceasedtoexist said...

Hahaha! I read all this stuff and realised that the parenthood is the great equaliser! We (parents) are all in this together, all over the planet...

6:54 AM  
Blogger faerhann said...

i remember having a virtual pet dinosour (forgot the name) on web when i was in my high school years. it died ;p

btw, love your blog! ;)

hottiesays.blogspot.com

12:16 AM  
Blogger lonely girl said...

Hi my name is Siok Fang.And I am new here!I am like katie cat.I have not heard about Webkinz!

5:50 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Thank you so much for making me laugh today. Our son is only 2, but i hear about the Webkinz Revolution from fellow parents. I can't wait til my Sam spews out stuff like this to make me giggle. I'll note every one of them on our blog for sure. Congrats on making Blogs of Note too. I've bookmarked you. Excellent photography. Great, fun site.

10:54 AM  
Blogger ELLE said...

seriously
i love your blog now
all of your posts are like adorable
I'm not going to ask for you to comment this time
i think u have the point
&hearts

10:34 PM  
Blogger sugeeandersyn said...

Hilarious. I like the way she says "quickly" even though it's been 2 years. haha

2:43 AM  
Blogger The Unique Mind said...

Oh the power that a non existing computer animal can have over children.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Abagale said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Betty

http://adoptpet.info

9:19 AM  

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