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!
Maybe I should suggest this to my 7year old. Her BFF lives 4 streets over in the back of our neighborhood...
Hey, it'll be a little less noise for you!Delete
Clever girl! And Facetime is free - bonus.ReplyDelete
You've got to like that!Delete
i love this! i hope they always stay in touch :)ReplyDelete
I hope so, too. Her friend is a really nice girl!Delete
That's a really cute story. So glad they find all kinds of ways to stay connected!ReplyDelete
Technology is the best!Delete
such a delightful episode!ReplyDelete
I thought it was cute, too!Delete
What times we live in! I can imagine what fun that would be for the girls. :)ReplyDelete
I'm so glad my kids can remain connected to their friends.Delete
Aw, I'm glad they can still stay close. :)ReplyDelete
That's great. I've had to leave so many friends over the years. It's hard.ReplyDelete
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.Delete
haha might have broke things if they tried a pillow fightReplyDelete
That would've been an expensive pillow fight!Delete
Clever idea...you gotta love modern technology.ReplyDelete
That's pretty darn good.ReplyDelete
That's called using their heads!Delete
Love the virtual sleepover. My granddaughter did something similar as she had moved away from her BF.ReplyDelete
It's a great way to keep in touch.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
I hope they get to see each other in person, though in the future!Delete
Now that's a terrific idea! I'm glad they are able to keep in touch like that~ReplyDelete
Technology has its perksReplyDelete
Who'd believe twenty years ago that things like this would be possible?Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
Technology certainly can be used for good!Delete