I Live with Three Farmers
[This was originally posted over at Huang Kid Khronicles earlier this month.]
It has come to this: Amy, Jada, and Aaron all have virtual farms on Farmville, a Facebook application. First, Amy got hooked. Then, she set up Jada with an account just so she could have her own farm (and be a "neighbor," in the Farmville parlance). Then, she convinced me to give her my Facebook password so she could log in as me and set up Aaron with his own farm using my account: "I'm teaching them about economics," she pleaded with me, arguing that Aaron was learning how to defer present purchases for bigger future purchases. Fine by me; for this urban family, this is as close as it gets, I suppose, to milking cows and tending to crops.