Mama Diaries

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Virtual Sleepover

My twelve-year-old daughter really misses her best friend from Cincinnati (where we lived before our recent move).  They used to have sleepovers all the time.  Fortunately, because of technology, they are still able to keep in touch regularly.

"Mom, I'm having a sleepover tonight with KK (her friend)."

"Really?" I asked.  "How are you going to do that?"

She pulled out her iPod.  Her best friend was on it via Facetime.  "Hi, Mrs. Ellis," she said, waving.

"Hi, KK," I said.

"We're going to stay up all night on Facetime," my daughter said.  "Maybe we'll even watch a movie and eat popcorn together."

"Right," I said.  "And then have a pillow fight?"

The girls grinned.

So that's what they did - watched part of a movie, ate popcorn, danced around to music, talked about girl stuff, and went to bed.  The only thing that was missing was the pillow fight.  And I certainly didn't miss that!

34 comments:

  1. Nice!
    Maybe I should suggest this to my 7year old. Her BFF lives 4 streets over in the back of our neighborhood...

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    1. Hey, it'll be a little less noise for you!

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  2. Clever girl! And Facetime is free - bonus.

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  3. i love this! i hope they always stay in touch :)

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    1. I hope so, too. Her friend is a really nice girl!

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  4. That's a really cute story. So glad they find all kinds of ways to stay connected!

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  5. What times we live in! I can imagine what fun that would be for the girls. :)

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    1. I'm so glad my kids can remain connected to their friends.

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  6. Aw, I'm glad they can still stay close. :)

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  7. That's great. I've had to leave so many friends over the years. It's hard.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It is hard. Of course it's not quite the same when you can't be together in person, but at least they can see each other through technology.

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  8. haha might have broke things if they tried a pillow fight

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    1. That would've been an expensive pillow fight!

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  9. Clever idea...you gotta love modern technology.

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  10. Love the virtual sleepover. My granddaughter did something similar as she had moved away from her BF.

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  11. A virtual sleepover sounds like a cool idea. It's nice that your daughter is able to stay in touch long distance with her friends.

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    1. I hope they get to see each other in person, though in the future!

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  12. Now that's a terrific idea! I'm glad they are able to keep in touch like that~

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    1. Who'd believe twenty years ago that things like this would be possible?

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  14. Sounds creative! My daughter makes friends everywhere and keeps up with them via technology, often talking to friends in Scotland and Belgium as well as around the states.

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  15. What a great, smart way to stay in touch! It's so nice to hear some POSITIVE stories about technology and kids; usually it's all gloom and doom. I loved this :)

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    1. Technology certainly can be used for good!

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