Thursday, August 12, 2021

Life in the Fast Line

 

Talking to my grandsons on the far side of the world is so precious. Suddenly the preschool boys are missing teeth, standing taller, and having stories to tell me. But with FaceTime or Skype, I can watch them grow up some.

My daughter is such a sweet mom. I was never that patient or inventive as she is.  Today we talked and the boys were doing their nighttime routine, which meant to brush teeth, bathe, go to the toilet, and talk to me from the bathroom.

So, talking to anyone who is sitting on the toilet is a bit awkward while Mommy holds the iPhone so they can see me, and I see them.  I love them so much that my heart swells.

After one particularly rowdy routine, I gazed at my sweet girl, and started singing Life in the Fast Lane, blew a kiss at the group, and hung up.

Oh, so nice to be sitting on my side of the screen.




31 comments:

  1. It's always good to keep in touch regularly and watch them grow.

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    1. My parents seldom saw our babies 30 years ago. Having our gr-babies on the comp. screen is such a joy.

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  2. Oh yes the advances of technology. I can dream how wonderful it would have been to be sitting on deck in the Med or Atlantic and be talking to and seeing my Sherry and kids. YEP Good stuff.
    By the way, are you the spare drummer in the far back on the stage with the island drums???? Just wondering. LOL

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  3. When we were children time seemed to crawl by. Now it flies so fast that I can hardly keep up.

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  4. Zoom saved us in the pandemic. Even though my granddaughter is 10 minutes away, we seldom saw her in last year and a half, more recently. But, she at the neighbors house and my daughter got a call that the neighbors son had Covid. We are still waiting out the isolation period.

    Listening to the Eagles LitFL now on Youtube on loop. Great song.

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    1. Oh, man. that is rotten. 14 days?

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    2. Now it's 10 days. But still...

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    3. I am so sorry to hear about your granddaughter. Who knows what and when something might happen.

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  5. Some technological advances are HUGE. I think of those families where members migrated around the world when it could take literally years to hear how they were going...

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    1. In our old house, we found all sorts of treasure. One was a letter from Kansas, 1838. Who knows when it was delivered.

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  6. I never had skype, but I am so grateful for zoom. You are lucky to spend face time with your grandsons. That's my kind of music, too, even though I was born a decade too late. Now everything is rap and words I can never understand.

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  7. My daughter is also a much better mum than I ever was. I guess they learn form us then put their won spin on things and of course hubby's upbringing also brings new ideas.

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    1. It is the way of things. Our kids saw what we did for them.

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  8. It's so nice to spend time with the family ... even if it is from long distance electronically.

    God bless you all.

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  9. How thankful we are for Zoom and other ways to stay in touch right now. May you be able to visit in person soon.

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  10. "Oh, so nice to be sitting on my side of the screen." In sooth, thou hast said a mouthfull...


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  11. 3 of our 9 Grandkiddos are across the country from us and we do a lot of Marco Polo. I do miss being able to go to their school functions and also just being there to celebrate birthdays in person. Covid has made it hard to travel there but we're hoping to get a visit in soon. Have a good weekend!

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    1. Thanks, to you as well. My 4 gr-sons live far away, and we usually go once a year, but noth this year..

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  12. That's so sweet and so precious. Technology is wonderful that even though we have to be far apart from those we love, we can still be near and with them.

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  13. It was one precious moment. The boys usually do not clothes on, but oh well.

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