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Kids Say the Darndest Things

Filed under: Humor — Patterico @ 12:12 am

My kids — and, let’s be honest, my wife — are all obsessed with this Webkinz website.

Don’t ask me, I don’t understand it.

My five-year old was sick today. I stayed home with him in the afternoon. He was asking me how to spell our Webkinz password. I told him. He said: “Now I can get on Webkinz whenever I want!”

So he got a piece of blank paper from our desk drawer, knelt down on the floor, and wrote down the password.

Then he put the piece of paper next to the laptop.

When my wife got home, he said the darndest thing to her.

“I wrote down the password for Webkinz and put it next to the computer! And I’m going to leave it there until we’re all dead!

Okay then!

12 Responses to “Kids Say the Darndest Things”

  1. My 6 yr old informed me she could never have enough Webkinz or shoes.

    JD (5f0e11)

  2. My 13 and 10 y/o sons play on webkinz “for their sister), uh, yeah sure.

    Whoever invented webkinz is a marketing genius.

    fiestamom (cf47bb)

  3. What if it dissappears in the near future? Would he know something you don’t? :)

    Scott Jacobs (fa5e57)

  4. We have seventeen of them, I think. The daughter prefers her Leapster to the website but she plays with the animals themselves a lot.

    And a “Get well, soon” to your son from me.

    nk (be56c0)

  5. in another year, he’ll have figured out how to create his own account.

    assistant devil's advocate (775b1f)


    cousin redneck (08858b)

  7. nk – 14 and counting. Hopefully when her little sister grows up, they will not be completely obsolete.

    JD (75f5c3)

  8. Amazingly, I’ve got a 7 year old who is simply not interested in playing games on the computer or on an XBOX. He much prefers going outside and kicking/throwing a ball — what a concept!!!

    I’m certain it won’t last — its already been predicted to me by another dad that one day in the not too distant future he’s going to want one of those hand-held Playstation games simply because every kid he knows has one.

    But its kind of fun right now to have a kid who would rather play catch with dad than sit and play GuitarHero.

    WLS (68fd1f)

  9. I’m getting a little tired of the pseudo-cute replacement of the letter “s” with the letter “z.” “Critterz,” “Bulletinz,” etc.

    We’ve all probably by now heard anecdotes from teachers who say that text messaging is further eroding students’ ability and/or willingness to spell correctly. The deliberate misspellings in a site aimed at toddler-to-kindergarten crowd doesn’t help. Enough iz enough!

    L.N. Smithee (5fef25)

  10. Without doubt, your son is made of presidential timber!

    “Read my lips. NO NEW PASSWORDS!”

    Ed (532eeb)

  11. One minute ago.

    Daughter: I know how to catch squirrels.
    Me: How?
    Daughter: Go on a tree and act like a nut.

    nk (be56c0)

  12. Wise.

    Leviticus (22eefa)

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