Have you all heard of these things?
I looked them up this morning & according to their website, a webkinz is “the stuffed animal that comes alive online in Webkinz World.”
Ava went to a birthday party yesterday & she was given a Webkinz as a party favor.
Now, yesterday, I didn’t know anything about Webkinz. But, apparently kids really like them!
Ava knew that her Webkinz (which is a little white terrier that she named Sharpay) had something to do with the computer. She was looking forward to playing with it all day. I gave Adam the job of figuring this one out!
Anyway, she & Adam went downstairs to “play,” when suddenly I heard Ava howling.
She came upstairs & in her most serious voice, with tears in her eyes, she said, “Mommy I cannot play with my very first Webkinz.”
So, I’m thinking, “What did you say to your Daddy?” However, instead I simply asked, “Why?”
Apparently, there is a code on the tag of the stuffed animal. Neither she nor I knew any better, so when she took the tag off & threw it away, we didn’t think anything of it.
Here’s the thing…
She threw it away at church.
She then reminded me once more that this was her very first Webkinz – it was a sad moment!
I figured there was a good chance that the garbage had not been changed since we were there that afternoon. I quietly told Adam I was going to check, but asked him not to say anything to Ava just in case…
So, I headed over to the church at 8:30 last night & when I checked the room she was playing in, I found the missing tag.
I went home & showed Ava the found tag. She was so excited & I got a huge hug from my little girl!
You know, there are days when I think, “Wow, I really blew the ‘Mom’ thing today.”
But then there are days like yesterday!