reason #72 i don’t have a pet/child yet

7 Oct

a majority of today has been spent in another world,

more than one actually,

and none of them as a result of my inability to focus or planned supernatural travels (i put off those trips until after the holidays).



the new neighborhood gang


i have been hanging out in the virtual worlds of kids and their strangly-named avatar friends for a new project. it’s hard work, people.

and let me tell you.

it really was!

while attempting to explore a world created for 3 to 6 year old children, i had a legitimate panic attack trying to figure out how to feed my poor puppy, julian. he just kept looking at me with these sad, aptly-named puppy eyes and rubbing his tummy. i’m sure he was whining, too, but i turned off the music after .3 seconds of toddlerdom.


happy now, but wait til he's hungry!


so, i found myself stuck in the living room of our virtual condo with nothing but an empty toy box and hungry pup. i navigated to the place with the bread on the sign (no words, of course). inside there was a nice hippo making cookies, and they looked good, but SHE WOULDN’T GIVE MY PUPPY A COOKIE. she wanted us to help decorate them, instead? cruel and unusual punishment.

so i went back outside in a frantic search for food, found the grocery store, bought one of everything for 3 gold coinz i won playing hide-and-seek with a moose in the park (i like their exchange rates), and ran back home with julian in tow.

back in the living room, i still couldn’t find a way out. no food in the toy box. no food under the couch. WHO PUT THE GROCERIES AWAY?

finally i found a button that led me to the kitchen and stuffed little puppy full of disproportionately huge foods. as his little hunger bar filled up and his smile returned, i finally relaxed.

this virtual pet parenting is hard.

just a day in the life.


3 Responses to “reason #72 i don’t have a pet/child yet”

  1. AnnJanette Toth October 7, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

    I guess you are not ready for “real” puppy yet! ;) Luke will be so disappointed. :0

  2. little sis October 8, 2010 at 10:55 am #

    too funny. just too funny! at least we know that when you buy groceries for real you put them away yourself – not under the couch. :)

  3. Jendi October 25, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    Whenever I try to play one of those I get stuck/frustrated. Then I go ask one of my kids for help – pathetic, I know.
    After that I stop playing and go hang out on Twitter. I don’t have to feed them – they tell me what they are eating.

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