Friday, April 04, 2008

A family affair

Matt & I just spent over 2 hours earning Zoe Webkinz cash. I have discovered Quizzy's word challenge, or something like that, where you make words with the letters shown. It's a lot like scrabble and I like playing scrabble, so now I get to challenge myself to see what words I can make and earn Zoe money at the same time! My obsession started when I set the goal to earn Emily enough cash to buy a backyard for her pet since Zoe had bought one. I wasn't satisfied earning 5 bucks a game, so I hunted for games you can earn big bucks in a short amount of time. There is a solitaire game I like, but it doesn't pay very well. I played the game of the day (you earn bonus money) making tunnels for animals, but I felt silly doing it and knew I wasn't spending my time wisely, but I had set a goal and I was determined to reach it. I did earn quite a bit of money that day and Emily bought her backyard. So when I found the word game, I was excited because it didn't feel like such a waste of time...which it is, but it's also relaxing and fun to earn the kids' money so they can buy fun things for their pets. Zoe is getting a pool, so her cat and dog can swim. Zach and Eleanor love to get on the Webkinz site during the day and try to earn money. They also like to play with the animals. I'm anxious to get Eleanor a Webkinz pet for her birthday because I know she is going to love it and she will enjoy taking care of it and she'll be able to do whatever she wants on her own site whereas now I tell her she can't spend money, she can only earn it! I was surprised to see Matt playing the word game when I got home from the lab for my 1 hour glucose screening. I guess the silliness is spreading!

Zoe's class chose to have a pajama day today for earning their class points. They watched a movie in the afternoon.

5 comments:

Janae said...

Well...I am sorry for the whole Webkinz thing...but, it is really fun! I am glad I am not the only one earning children money:) I am sure Eleanor will be so excited to have her own! Vivi got a pony awhile back and was thrilled beyond belief! Oh..what did we ever do with our days before Webkinz;)

Cindy said...

I play the word challenge game, too! You can earn a lot more money, a lot faster. Even though it is somewhat of a waste of time, it's a good brain exercise! At least that's what I'm telling myself! I also play the Tile Towers.

Noah is really good at spending the money, but doesn't usually want to make it!

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Katie said...

well, sounds like you guys are havin a little too much fun with the webkinz thing. I dont really know what it is, but I think I can relate, becuase I can spend hours trying to find the right eggs for Diego's dinosaurs. Sucks you right in!

LaRae said...

My girls love Webkinz too. I have played the word game as well, but my girls don't ask me to earn them money, for some reason. I wouldn't mind if they did!