Sometimes I think there we should have badges for mommies, like Foursquare or the Girl Scouts. Because I seriously think I deserve a Club Penguin badge. I don’t even want to calculate the number of times I have played Card Jitsu Water to win Zoë the Water Ninja Suit. In fact, I should get 2 badges, one for figuring that stupid game out and the other for Gold-Star Mom status.
I don’t know how I get sucked into these things, but in the end they usually are kind of fun. (Shhh, don’t tell Zoë!) Let’s see, I got a Webkinz account so that we could link up and play online games, and visit each other’s house. I would get on my laptop downstairs and she would get on the “house” computer upstairs, and we’d have a good old time. We would send each other Webkinz mail and packages, play “rock paper scissors”, shoot some pool, grow virtual vegetables and hang out in the clubhouse game rooms. LOL!
I have my BFF’s daughter to thank for Club Penguin. (Thank you Shelby, really.) She introduced Zoë to it, showed her how to play some of the games and complete some of the “missions”. Then I got sucked in again. I created an account for myself, so she could add me as a “buddy”, and then we would play online. Then the little schemer somehow got me to log in with her account to earn Club Penguin coins so she could “buy” things. So, I became pretty good with the pizza making game and the fishing game. I’d earn some coins and she would dress up her penguin. Then she got really greedy. The next request was for enough coins to purchase a Dojo, to upgrade her penguin’s house/igloo. Instead of just saying “no”, I found myself playing lots of Club Penguin to earn 5,000 coins for a Dojo. (Yep, you read that correctly.) I also earned coins for Puffles (pets for the penguins), that would run away if you didn’t feed and take care of them. There have got to be at least 8 wild Puffles out there looking for food. (They are nice enough to send you a postcard when they run away.)
So, I really shouldn’t have been surprised with this recent Club Penguin request, to earn the elusive Water Ninja Suit. LOL! We finally earned the entire suit last night. The suit comes in 4 parts, which each have to be earned individually. (Of course they do! Making it just one piece would have been too easy.) I had to play Card Jitsu Water so many times I think my eyes started to bleed. Then, just to stick it to me again, after we got to 100% on the 4th item I had to “challenge” the Sensei! So, when Zoë says she is a Club Penguin Water Ninja, what she really means is “I, the greatest mommy in the world, am a Club Penguin Water Ninja”. LOL!
I wonder what the next online game site will be for us? Littlest Pet Shop? Toon Town? More Club Penguin? I hear there’s an Ice/Snow Ninja suit that might be next. Game on!