Katri posted a hilarious post about “Guilt-kinz“. You’ve got to check it out and be sure to read the comments. Seriously, you guys are too funny! Gramma just sent the boys a box with a Webkinz for each kiddo. The boys are crazy for them!
I’ve been thinking about it for a little while and realized that they represent something completely different to me personally. Since my sister and I have become really close the last couple years we’ve talked a lot about our childhood. Usually I never even think about how I grew up, it just seems like lifetimes ago. Anyway to make this post shorter, I grew up poor but in a middle-class neighborhood. My dad told me later that he made $24,000 when I was in high school. I can’t even imagine raising 5 kids on $24k a year. No wonder he asked my brother and I frequently for money for food for the family.
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that I feel so grateful that Jason and I have worked really hard, made the tough decisions, and focused on our goal of giving us and our children a financially secure life. So to me a “pop-culture” item like a Webkinz is such a luxury that I feel very blessed to be able to provide for my kiddos. They’re “Work-hard-kinz” for me.
What are Webkinz to you? Work-hard-kinz, Bribe-kinz, Nap-kinz, Guilt-kinz