Our New Arrival

Last Thursday was a rough one! I had a major mom fail day and I crushed my son's heart. Stomped it into tiny little bits. I cried, too.

I'm sure there's lots of other parents out there who are familiar with the Webkinz craze. Thank goodness it has passed and we don't need to buy new animals all the friggin time! Well, for the most part that's true.

Last year, Webkinz released a Jr. line for ages 3 - 6. Little Dude loves playing games on the computer like his big sis, but unfortunately he can't play the same games as her. Webkinz Jr. was perfect for him. The animals were a little more than I expected to pay, but in the end we knew it was the right decision to buy him one.

Meet monkey
aka Brownie Biscuit

Webkinz monkey
Don't ask about the name.
To this day I have no clue how
Little Dude came up with it!

Just like the regular Webkinz, you can play all you want for a year. When you buy new animals or accessories, it renews your membership. Unlike Webkinz, I didn't see a place where you were told the day your membership expires. I found this out 3 days after the fact.

Little Dude brought Brownie Biscuit into the room and asked to play. In his mind, he can only play when the monkey is sitting right next to him. It's actually quite cute! He went off the put away some toys while I logged him in and, BAM! Denied! I tried explaining what had happened, but he wanted nothing to do with it. Little Dude hid under a blanket so I couldn't see him cry for almost a half an hour. That's where I started to cry.

Doing some research I learned that you could buy blocks of points and use those points towards a virtual animal. The last thing we need in this house is another stuffed animal! I checked out the price to buy enough points and did the math. This is when I realized that it was cheaper to go ahead an just buy another animal. So off to the mall we went.

I would like you to meet Tanner
Webkinz bearBrown Biscuit was supposed to be his name
But I talked Little Dude out of it.
Where does he come up with these names?!?

I continued to research after we got home and learned that if your membership lapses, you have 6 months to renew it without losing any other pets. Thank the stars for that!!!

We now have a happy little boy who has been playing his favorite games since the new arrival. Tanner is already starting to look just as loved as Brownie Biscuit!

Until next time....


Cyndy Bush said...

Man, they know how to get you, don't they? They are super cute though. I used to play the games all the time! lol

Unknown said...

By some miracle my kids never got into these, I know they are pricey but super cute!

Unknown said...

Sooo grateful my kisd never got into them.. sooo grateful..

Kmama said...

Oh man!! I can only imagine how heartbroken he was (as well as you!) when it didn't work. Thank goodness for Tanner! ;-)

Amy said...

All I have to say is you are a wonderful caring Mom. Yeah to you..

Have a great day...

Kristin said...

I am so glad that has passed my children by (although they did get sucked in for a while).

Stacey @ Chasing Cloud 9 said...

Oh man...I never knew there was an expiration date! I probably need to log into my kids' account, they have tons of pets over there.

Oh, and I'm giving you the Versatile Blogger award...stop by http://lifesolovely.com/2010/05/versatile-blogger/ to pick it up :)

Shell said...

Poor Little Dude!

My boys never got into this. Oldest got one last year at a Pirate game(a parrot- how cute is that), but I never told him what he could do with it. LOL

Adoption of Jane said...

Awwww its so hard seeing your boys heartbroken isn't it?

Anonymous said...

awwwwwwwwwwww I would have given in too....and I love the name of the monkey, so clever;)

Lady Hill said...

I actually am a huge webkinz fan myself b/c of my niece and nephew. They were obsessed with them and bought me a penguin for my bday so I could play with them.
I love it b/c I play the games during the day instead of playing solitaire or something when my work day is slow.

I think Brownie Biscuit and Tanner are fabulous names for adorable friends.


Anonymous said...

Those are super cute!

Mae Rae said...

oh my word, i just started crying myself. There is nothing in the world worse than that feeling.

Claremont First Ward said...

I didn't know about that 6 month leeway! My kids love webkinz jr and even have the same one! :)

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Liz Mays said...

They sure do make those cute!!!! I'm glad he's got a new friend to play with now!