Shannon Stacey

The Webkinz got me

I don’t know what just happened, but it was expensive.

My sister, while hanging out here with my broadband rather than their dial-up, introduced SK to the world of Webkinz and the pleading began. Don’t you know my son was the only person on the planet, maybe even in the entire universe if aliens have toys, who didn’t have a Webkinz?

As fate would have it, the pricey little downtown gift shop I absolutely adore and therefore never, ever enter unaccompanied by my very sensible husband, had a sign out front for a Webkinz sale this morning. In I went.

SK made it pretty clear he wanted a Boston Terrier, and I found one. Mission accomplished.

But wait.

A ringtailed lemur?

King Julian!

I’m sorry, but when a stuffed animal can make a thirty-six year old woman unaccompanied by children break into an impromptu performance of Madagascar, complete with “I like to move it, move it…” and even a little hip action, there’s no leaving it behind.

And then I found out I spent enough to get a great sale price on a third Webkinz. So now we’re the proud owners of a Boston Terrier, a ringtailed lemur and a frog.

Or rather, SK’s the proud owner of a dog and a frog. King Julian’s mine.

Did I mention they also sell Yankee Candles?

I think my swipey card has a charlie horse.

10 comments to “The Webkinz got me”

  1. Charlene
      · May 2nd, 2009 at 11:01 am · Link

    I wouldn’t be able to pass up King Julian, either. :nod:

  2. Karen Templeton
      · May 2nd, 2009 at 1:14 pm · Link

    Of course, now must go google Webkinz… :eyebrow:

  3. Karen Templeton
      · May 2nd, 2009 at 1:19 pm · Link

    OK, went and looked. Shouldn’t’ve done that. Already have thing for stuffed animals (as Chase’s room will attest), and now we have this grandbaby…


  4. Brandy W
      · May 2nd, 2009 at 8:13 pm · Link

    SK would give you hell if he saw the number of Webkinz my 3 have.

    Ty – 3 dragons, bird, horse, dinosaur
    E-Bug – whale, lizrad, 2 monkeys, silver back gorilla
    Z-man – frog, 2 dogs, snake
    Me – pink pony, tiger

    I’m not sure if that is all of them. I lost track after a while. :crazy:

  5. C2
      · May 2nd, 2009 at 9:09 pm · Link

    Sooo jealous of King Julian! And I can totally see your impromptu performance. LOL :lol:

  6. Ro
      · May 3rd, 2009 at 9:09 am · Link

    Oooh, brave of you and your card. I know that store. Which is why I don’t go there, my swipey card will cave under the pressure… or is that me? :shrug: My kiddo has Webkinz… more than I ever thought possible thanks to Nana, and Santa brought me the German Shepherd for Christmas last year. I confess to sleeping with her every night (no real dogs here). Congrats on King Julian! :woot:

  7. Annmarie
      · May 4th, 2009 at 9:53 am · Link

    I buy other people webkinz. I can’t handle the responsibility.

  8. Shannon
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:09 am · Link

    So the Short Kid tells me if their health drops, they could actually die.


    If Webkinz kills my baby’s lil stuffies, I’m gonna be pissed!

  9. Melani Blazer
      · May 4th, 2009 at 2:00 pm · Link

    Er, Shan, remember that stint with Neopets about… 4 yrs back? Yeah, how you think THOSE cyberpets are doing? :groucho:

    Have fun with those. I will not cave, I will not cave…

  10. Annmarie
      · May 4th, 2009 at 2:26 pm · Link

    See. I can’t take the guilt of killing a stuffed animal.

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