Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Webkinz are too darn hard to play with

This morning I was helping my five-year-old daughter with her Webkinz. You have to play games and do chores to earn W dollars to buy food and accessories for them. Otherwise your animals die of hunger and overexposure. Well, not really, but the threat remains.

So, we were on a beginners' level math quiz where you have to answer 50 multiple choice math questions before they allow you to work at the grocery. Kinda like the training at Kroger, I assume. I was reading the questions to her and letting her answer those she could. If you have three apples and give one away, how many do you have? That was an easy one.

I got to the one that asked: What is a graph used for? and she looked at me and said, "What the hell's a graph?"

It might an interesting year in kindergarten.

5 comments:

Julie Layne said...

Oh, my, that is freakin' hilarious! You are going to have your hands full, I fear.

My oldest was the one to experiment with the words, but then again, he's the only boy.

And yeah, what the hell is a graft? LOL Do you suppose they meant graph?

pamela hammonds said...

Ooops. Now you know why you have to edit for me. I'm obviously not a math major. It was a graph, not a graft. Sheeze...

Joan Mora said...

I think she should skip ahead to third grade. :) She might understand this comparison: The bazillions of Webkinz sold in relation to a child's age.

Kendra said...

That is hysterical! What was your reaction? Did you laugh or correct her?

pamela hammonds said...

First I told her what a graph was--as best I could. Then I said, "Remember, you're not supposed to say, 'what the hell'." She said, "Oh, yeah. I forgot." And then I tried oh, so very hard not to laugh.