Monday, September 5, 2011

We are a plugged family.

 Kelle Hampton did a post last week on being unplugged. She spent an entire 24 hours away from all technology. No cell phone, no texts, no tweets, and no facebook. She turned off the TV and turned away from the blogosphere. I expected her to say how wonderful it is to be disconnected and how we should all strive for the simpler life. But she didn't.
Kelle and I are in the same boat. We are hundreds of miles from our families, raising babies in a new hometown, starting our own traditions, and feeling a little homesick every once in a while. Being plugged enables us to stay connected with the ones we love. This morning we skyped my mom and she got to see Piper's new mat, hear her new laugh, and checkout her new leggings. This evening we talked to Jeff's parents via cell phone. They stay connected with us through the blog and pictures and video sent via text message. 
We may be 700 miles away, but technology keeps us closer than ever. Piper may only be in the same physical room as her grandparents twice a year, but via skype, facetime, and texting she already knows Mr. R.'s Mom's voice, and his Dad's laugh, she can recognize my mom's face and grabs the phone or ipad when she see's her.
I am so thankful I am living like the Jetsons.
Now if only Rosie would come over and make dinner. 

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