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Old 08-20-2008, 11:59 AM   #11
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Default Re: Mhy mom refuses to get a webkinz--she doesn't want one. How do I convince her they're fun, and what do I tell her?

I know, Lyssa.....but she hasn't even TRIED. You never know until you try. I just want her to play on my account for 10 minutes...or less. If she decides she doesn't like it I'll leave her alone.

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Ask her to come play on your account with you. I think you should be like ''hey mom, want to see my new room?'' then when she comes over ask her if she wants to play a game[on webkinz] or something
Oooh, good idea! She said if she passes a walgreens on the way to the store today she'll pick up a lil' cow for me if it's inexpensive....maybe she'll get curious and ask one of the store ladies a question or two, and end up buying one!

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Old 08-20-2008, 12:01 PM   #12
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Default Re: Mhy mom refuses to get a webkinz--she doesn't want one. How do I convince her they're fun, and what do I tell her?

Haha glad to help
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:04 PM   #13
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Default Re: Mhy mom refuses to get a webkinz--she doesn't want one. How do I convince her they're fun, and what do I tell her?

You can also try ( hey mom, can you come and play this game for me while I go to the restroom? It don't have a pause button and I am trying for a high score and trophy.) That might get her to play long enough to like it.

I know this will work because that is how my daughter got me hooked. She also said that her pets needed to be taken care of while she was at school or they would get sick. I fell for it♥

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Old 08-20-2008, 12:07 PM   #14
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another good idea! Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:14 PM   #15
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Because we never spend time together, and I want to prove that they're not a waste of time & money.
Hey you might want to consider my daughter's plight. She got me hooked on Webkinz almost three years ago for the same reason. Her interest has diminished while mine has not, now she complains "you spend too much time on Webkinz, lets do something else". It really can become an addiction, although a fun one.

Sherry

Oh, if you decide to get her "hooked" you might try what my daughter did and beg for her "expert" help in decorating your rooms. As my daughter said, "you're so good at decorating and I don't know where to start, please help me with my new room." That was the beginning of my now having 120+ Webkinz. That number is totally a guess as I've forgotten how many I actually have and try not to notice.
Good Luck

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Old 08-20-2008, 12:15 PM   #16
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Default Re: Mhy mom refuses to get a webkinz--she doesn't want one. How do I convince her they're fun, and what do I tell her?

Maybe what you need to do is sit down at a quiet time and tell Mom that you would like to have a discussion with her. And then in an very grown up fashion explain to Mom how much you would like to spend time together with her. Explain that you miss that time together. I'm sure she would like to spend time with you also. Ask her what she would like to do once a week together with you. And then give it a try. When that goes well ask her if you could show her how Webkinz works. You might be surprised. When you give a little you get a little. Slow and steady. Good Luck.
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:21 PM   #17
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Default Re: Mhy mom refuses to get a webkinz--she doesn't want one. How do I convince her they're fun, and what do I tell her?

DES's advice is great! Besides, just think yourself lucky- my parents hate webkinz. They didn't even want me to buy one! I get them all as gifts or with my own money.
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:27 PM   #18
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Default Re: Mhy mom refuses to get a webkinz--she doesn't want one. How do I convince her they're fun, and what do I tell her?

Like someone said before, get 1 for her birthday, or Christmas, or even just for fun. Then ask her what it's name would be IF she actually put it online (but act like you KNOW she's not gonna do it). If she doesn't answer, ask boy or girl. If she says Girl, say Bob. Boy, Melissa. Then she'll think your crazy, and you'll say "Well, I can't think of anything better! How about you?"

Then, once you've named him/her, take it from her and walk to the computer, go to webkinz and start making a new acct. She'll say What are you diong, you'll say Making an account for you!. Ask her what her user should be. Finish making the acct.

Then tell her, look, it's ___(name). If she doesn't respond, log out.

Then the next day, ask her if she played Webkinz yet. Make her feel guilty, like, Come on, I BOUGHT it for you, and now you won't even PLAY w/ it?!

IDK...my mom likes Webkinz..she's addicted to Cash Cow! So I'm not sure if this'll work. You could also play a game and in the middle say Mom can you do this for me? I can pause it! THen explain how to play quickly, and pretend yo have to go to the bathroom.

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Old 08-20-2008, 12:30 PM   #19
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Default Re: Mhy mom refuses to get a webkinz--she doesn't want one. How do I convince her they're fun, and what do I tell her?

Does your mom like computer games? I do, and after my daughter asked me to help her earn kinzcash on her account, I got hooked on the games. She talked me into buying myself a Webkinz, and like others, I seem to spend more time on it than she does.

I would suggest asking her to play a few games for you to help you earn kinzcash. There are so many games to choose from. If she likes word games, let her play Quizzy's Word Challenge. If she likes card games, there's Get Eleven Solitaire, Stack 'Em Up Solitaire, and Triple Strike Solitaire. She might also like Tile Towers or the new Smoothie Moves!

I love having my daughter visit my house on Webkinz and play pool, Dogbeard's Bathtub Battles, or Farming Frenzy.

She might think it is just for kids, too. Next time she takes you shopping for Webkinz, start a conversation with the salesperson about how you heard a lot of adults play on Webkinz. I was a little embarrassed at first, but the owner of the local shop where we buy most of our webbies told me about how many adults play to help out their kids and grandkids.

I don't know if any of this will help, but best of luck.

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Old 08-20-2008, 12:31 PM   #20
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Default Re: Mhy mom refuses to get a webkinz--she doesn't want one. How do I convince her they're fun, and what do I tell her?

Good advice guys! Thanks everyone!
LOL she won't think I'm weird with the Bob thing. I've played violin since the fourth grade, and I named "her" Bob. LOL.

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OOOH, she LOVES crossword puzzles and word games! Thanks so much!

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