Ben at The Trixie Update describes trying to watch his daughter on the webcams at day care:
…it’s like the Sims Toddlin’ Expansion Pack without the little green crystals floating above the avatars. All the tiny characters are either hungry or sleepy or have to go the bathroom. Social relationships form, grow, and break down. Add more toys to make everyone happy. The only difference is that everything is jerky and somewhat fish-eyed, instead of smoothly rendered in axiometric perfection.
Truth doesn’t render as gracefully as fiction. ;-}