|First time Olivia stood up in her crib|
If my Dad could see Skype and facetime he would see the technology that he had only wished for had come to fruition. While I travel to New York City to see Olivia often, I just can’t get enough of her. We fill in the blanks with face-time, daily photos on the web and you-tube videos. Sometimes, we facetime while she is having dinner; I call it Dinner and a show. I know that she knows who I am from the enormous smile, which crosses her face when she sees me. I love to watch her grabbing for the computer as if to bring me closer. I can practically share her favorite mangos with her and even see the spatter on my clothes. I love to watch her feed herself cheerios and listen to her mummer m-m-m-m-m-m-m with great pleasure as she eats. We can sing songs with her and enjoy each other across all the miles.
Nothing is better than real cuddles, but how lucky are we, 21st Century Grandparent, who can share a piece of their grandchild’s day and experience all their “firsts” on video and pictures no matter how far away?