Seeing an ad for Nintendogs on TV the other evening reminded me of this post…
My daughter’s got a Nintendogs game on the Nintendo DS. She had two dogs – a German shepherd puppy called JJ who’s always getting fleas and needs a lot of baths and sometimes wears a red fireman’s helmet, and a beagle called Jeff, who’s got a little flower behind his ear.
Recently our son bought a virtual boxer puppy called Crash. So, now there’s three dogs to take care of there’s a rota. Someone has to feed them in the morning, and I generally have to feed and water them at lunch time, when the kids are at school. Otherwise they run away, see? (The dogs, not the kids.)
Anyway, as she was getting dressed this morning our daughter called to her brother and said: “Can you feed Crash, JJ and Jeff, please?” He said he would. As he was going downstairs I called after him and said: “You might need to go and fetch some milk from the shop.”
He stopped and looked back at me. “What?” he said. “You mean in the real world?”
How I laughed. You can see why it’s all so tough for kids these days, can’t you.
STOP PRESS: Crash now has sunglasses.