I think we’ve discussed the fact that I don’t live close to any of my children or grandchildren. (insert sigh).
I don’t imagine I am alone in this sad state of affairs. In fact, I suspect many of you live in states, or even countries, away from your family.
We have a few strategies we use to stay connected – Camp Grandmama and Grampy Campy is a highlight – but we also have holidays at the house and we do get down to visit as often as we can.
But I’m always sad when we leave their homes or when they leave our home. It can be very quiet around the old homestead (except in the summer, when Mr. H. is constantly sprinkling or mowing the lawn).
The good news is that technology has made it easier than ever for us to stay connected.
This is a picture of my keyboard. I was reading emails and checking Facebook and Twitter. I took the picture with my phone. I had my iPad next to me so I could watch The Closer. I was listening to Mr. H’s iPod. See what I mean?
I had an idea.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could help our kids (and grand-kids) a bit even though we are hours away?
So here’s what I came up with:
What do you think? What do you think?
I just sent this to the Mommies and Daddies today, so I will have to get back to you later to let you know how this works out.
But right now I have other things to worry about.
Will I have to wear make-up every day?
Will my bed-head hair be acceptable?
Will they schedule homework time during Glee?
Will they be doing word problems?
“Frick and Frack worked at a jewelry store in the mall. They bought 842 gold necklaces in all. If Frack bought 227 gold necklaces, about how many gold necklaces did Frick buy?” (Who has 842 gold necklaces anyway? Why are they selling them now? Do they think they are selling at the best time? If gold is $1,721 an ounce now, will it go to $2,000 or will it go down? Is this the best time to sell? to buy? – Ok. Let’s hope this isn’t one of their word problems….)
Will I have to remember anything about the metric system? Acute triangles?
Well, gotta go. Looks like I need to study a bit….