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The grandkids are back, but I am mobile!

It’s happening again. Our daughter is leaving for a lengthy assignment.

This time the granddaughters are staying in their home with their step dad. He is a great guy and wonderful caregiver to our granddaughters. In fact, my granddaughters dedicated their book ,Deployed Kids to him when he was our daughter’s boy friend.

This time I will be commuting once a month to Arizona to help out. It’s going to be very different this time while my daughter is away. But we have known this was coming for some time. No matter how prepared you are for a loved leaving, your not prepared for all that you have to do when they are gone.

While she is away, my granddaughters and I are working together on having our own  radio on demand show on thenew  Military Appreciation Channel. Our show will be called – Families Called to Duty. Our show should be aired in January. It is so much fun working with my granddaughters on something so worthwhile.

Thank goodness for technology so I can be mobile.


How to stay connected with your Grandchildren through today’s technology

I have been the type of person that was  not that interested in  technology when it became available. Partly because I like simple and quick results and did not want to take the time to learn the new processes. In business I was open to it but not in my personal life. I look back I think I just did not feel I had the time at home to just sit down and take the time . My husband had always encouraged me to learn, but I leaned on  him to deal with those technology issues. I know I was lucky he did it for me at that time. But one day he told  me I had to learn how to use these different types of technology, and  he was not going to continue doing it for me. I knew he was right.

I began to change my mindset and decided to become open to learning something new.

My granddaughters would tell me about their IPOD and when they came to visit they showed me how they could listen to music and watch movies. They also used DS’s which had games they played they taught me how to play, but I was not very good at it.  They would uses these  devises  when they had  car and airplane rides . My granddaughters saved their own money to buy their IPODS, and DS’s. And they take very ggod care of them.

When were were back in our own homes I missed talking to them . I enjoy keeping in touch with my granddaughters and learning what they are doing in school, friends and their dance lessons.

We started emailing to each other . My youngest granddaughter emails me daily. It’s fun just reading some of her comments and most of the time she makes me laugh. One day in one of her email ‘s during the week she wrote a list of items she was to complete. And here is what se wrote-

1. Finish  home work….Check

2. Work on school project…. Check

3. Email G-ma…Check

What are you doing G-ma?

They call us G-ma and G-pa  abbreviation for Grandma and Grandpa when they email us.

In our emails to one another we exchange the weather of where we are at, what we are doing that day, and sometimes she send me the cutest pictures of puppies and kittens. We have such a good time sharing with one another and what we have been up to. Sometimes I thing our emailing back and forth we share more about what we are really thinking and feeling then if we were talking. And that’s saying something because we all love to talk.

I am glad I decided to be open with technology . I have so many ways to communicate today. When  your grandkids live long distance you have so many choices to how to keep connected.

Keeping up with what your grandchildren’s technology for communication is key to staying connected with them.