Friday, February 23, 2007

I'm the Big Breadwinner.... for Webkinz

Here's another topic I feel compelled to post about, simply because it's become a long-term staple in our household.

Webkinz.

Do you know what they are? Basically, they're stuffed animals that you buy in gift stores. However, they come with a 'tag' that grants you access to "Webkinz World", an online kids' site full of games and activities for your Webkinz (Webkin?). So the kids actually inhabit their Webkinz in a virtual sense. They play games against other kids, and of course earn "Kinzcash" so they can buy stuff for their Webkinz' virtual house, and buy food to feed their Webkinz...

Wow, it's making my head hurt just explaining it.

But I must admit, it is fun for the kids, and doesn't actually seem harmful in any way.

My contribution the the whole endeavour is two-fold:

1) I actually buy the friggin' things for them. The three little kids each only ever had one, but now somehow they each have three.

2) I'm a master at "Quizzy's Word Challenge". So they log on, then have me play for them and earn mucho bucks. Um, I mean Kinzcash.

Thank heavens that I can finally provide for my children in the manner I always intended. Too bad it's only virtual.

2 Comments:

At 5:37 AM, Blogger caramaena said...

Sounds a little like neopets, only you have to actually buy something first.

Do the kids also play neopets?

 
At 1:16 PM, Blogger Robin said...

They've been to Neopets, but it didn't catch on for the younger kids like Webkinz has. My two older kids were into Neopets a fair bit back in the day, though.

 

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