My grand-kiddies can be sooooo entertaining. They will be the generation that takes all of the new fangled technology for granted. They won’t be oohing and aahing over a new computer that’s about to be released, or some other gadget that just came on the market like the rest of us do. We didn’t have all the amazing gadgets that our grand-kids can get their hands on when we were kids. “The cloud” will morph into something completely different by the time they are young adults.
Quite frequently on any given weekday night, around Miss Madison’s bedtime I will receive a “FaceTime” call on my phone. This is the iPhone version of a video call. The call normally starts out with Madison making some sort of silly face into the phone.
This is a typical example of how our video call will start
Then she will finally say “Hi Grandma”. I’ll ask her what she had for dinner, or she’ll have something “important” to tell me about her dog, Daisy. We’ll chat for a few minutes, I mean seconds and then she usually gets distracted or she just hangs up on me with no warning. Madison is an expert at pressing that “red” button to hang up on me.
Evan on the other hand loves to have his Face Time calls all to himself. He really does not like to share this calling time with his baby sister. He loves to talk and say hi to anyone and everyone in our house. We always humor him and pass the phone around so he can talk to all of us. Sometimes he will have something to tell us, maybe a joke or something about his friends he needs to share. Then there are other times when he simply just wants to say “Hi”.
Here’s a few of my favorite Evan “selfies”. I usually find these on my phone or computer after he has gone home.
FaceTime is a great way for the grand-kiddies to stay connected to their Pop-Pop while he’s away on a business trip too. Plus it’s nice for Pop-Pop to chat with them when he can. It always helps him feel more connected to home while he has to be away.
If video chatting is new to your technology world use it often. It’s nice to be able to say hi to long distance relatives, or your husband who travels frequently for his job. In my opinion it’s a great way to stay and feel connected to your love ones.
What’s your favorite video chatting mode-Skype, Google Hangouts, or Facetime?