You haven't lived until you've seen Webkinz! These very cute stuffed critters are a few more dollars than Beanie Babies, but they come with a secret code to their own website and offer endless fun. (I know, I should work for them.)
Each animal gets its own room, so once you have an account, you keep adding rooms to your "house". You can clothe them, feed them, accessorize them, decorate their rooms, read virtual books with them, take them to the arcade (oh, so many fun games!), send them to school...you name it! My sister-in-law has said that Facebook is "gaming for girls", but I'm here to say, THIS is gaming for girls at its finest!
Check out Ben's tiger riding around in his little Chevy, and sleeping in his racecar bed. (Of course, there's also the cat with the baseball room, the dog with the beach room...you get the picture.) Well, if you'll excuse me, I've got some (ahemmm) work to do before the kids get home.
P.S. It took a mom with little kids (way to go Lainey!) to answer the question of what had Ben and Bethany so preoccupied that I could snap all those cute pictures in this post. She recognized the "Webkinz stares" right away!
(Originally posted on Tracy's Scrapbook)