Sunday, February 19, 2012

Humbling

We've had Skype for some time. I use it once in a while with Ralph but not often. As a matter of fact about two months ago while I was experiencing computer trouble I had disabled it and anything else that wasn't necessary to the primary uses of my computer. An example would be bookeeping for our businesses and my writing and of course blogging.
Two evenings ago our son Dan called and said he had a new laptop with a built in camera and had set up Skype and kids wanted to talk to Grandma and Grandpa. I reactivated Skype as we talked and then he hung up and within seconds we had a call from him.

We were filled with a sort of deep satisfaction that even though we are 90 miles away from these 4 little girls and their parents we could, at a moments notice connect with them with both audio and visual. Our giddyiness was short lived  however as Dan and two of the girls sat in front of the screen and the kindergartner (the one on the right above) quietly asked her Dad after a good 2 minutes of converstation with us, "Dad, can we call someone else?"

13 comments:

Donna said...

Leave it to kids to be totally honest.

Granny Annie said...

Out of the mouths of babes. LOL She looks like a no nonsense type of gal. What beauties they all are. We have skype but it doesn't work well out here in the boonies. (Doesn't she know granddad is a famous writer?)

Cliff said...

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who can't sleep. It's now 5:40 AM on a Sunday. I just put this post up a few minutes ago and already two comments. Man O Man, have you people been in bed yet or are you just early risers?
And Granny, they'd have a hard time not being 'beauties' I'd say with my daughter in-law for a mother.

Donna said...

Cliff, I'm almost always awake by 5 A.M. About that tractor ride, we don't even have a pickup any more, so there's no way to get a tractor up there. Cliff (my husband) just joined a local tractor club and they are having a tractor ride that we intend to participate in. I know it's going to be a blast.

Peter said...

It serves you right Cliff... fooling around with all that modern technology stuff.

EV said...

Bwahahaha! Kids are great for that - remember Art Linkletter's "Kids say the darnedest things"?

TARYTERRE said...

My Dad had Sykpe and kept bugging us to get it. My husband and I are not particularly fond of new fangled things. LOL but tried it and are in love with Sykping. Now we talk to my brother, my best friend across the country. You have a lovely family. Kids do say the darndest things. Take care. PS) I have not bed yet. Up all night online. LOL

Jim said...

That's really good, Cliff. I suppose our London granddaughter might also be saying, "Mom, can we call someone else?" She goes off and plays but comes back before the camera to show us some stuff.

Thank you for the calendar tip. I have gotten some from your Shamburg
NAPA store. Dad had the first issue but everyone was out when I found out about them.
There was one hanging in the old creamery laundramat but I wouldn't steal that one. I might have traded but that didn't come to mind at the time.
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Ralph said...

That's pretty funny stuff.
Ralph

Rachel said...

I would like to have the Skype but know nothing about it. I think it's wonderful that you can see and talk to loved ones like that! I love the picture of Dan and his girls and all with their Nebraska shirts on! What a lovely family! Kids say what they think don't they! Haha!!

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Dan said...

She is the first to be brutally honest if she doesn't want to talk to grandpa, but she is the first one to ask about him and miss him.