Being so far away from family is hard. Or how I can’t wait to be back East.
There’s lot of obvious reasons people might want to be close to family. Holidays, free baby sitters, someone who can come over and hold the baby so you can take a shower and a nap because no one can make a baby happy like grandma can. You know, all the obvious stuff. And then your almost three-year old little girl does something so painfully hilarious that you’re not sure whether to be sad or laugh historically so you end up doing a combination.
Sophie has recently become really aware of other people. Especially her grandparents. She use to be way too shy to talk to them on Skype or the phone and then something clicked. [Around the same time she turned into a fish and now I can't get her out of the bath tub.] And now you can’t get her to be quiet. And she steals your phone. Bring it to her room so she can “play” with Grandma. Sorry Grandma, you might want to get your tissues out for this.
“Okay Grandma, this is your car. Oh my bracelet!”
Other key moments, telling Grandma good night and to go to sleep in her hat and then yelling WAKE UP! Telling Grandma to sit in the airplane seat. Telling Grandma to hide under the table because the monsters/dinosaurs were coming and that they were going to eat her. Checking Grandma’s heart beat by putting her stethoscope up to the phone and then telling Grandma to check her heart beat, which of course involved trying to put the ear buds of the stethoscope on the phone. Crying when Grandma said the Grandma had to go to sleep. Sophie repeating, “No you can’t leave. You can’t go to sleep.” You know, the usual stuff kids do with their Grand parents. Except this time it was to a phone.