A couple months ago I was offered an amazing opportunity to work with a brand new Home Party Plan Company in Fort Worth, Texas as their National Sales and Training Director. The problem – I live in Pensacola, Florida. In order to effectively work with this company, I needed to actually BE in the office at least part time, translating into my new schedule of spending one week in Florida, one week in Texas. As much as I enjoy traveling, being away from my family this much has certainly been an adjustment.
The #1 thing that has made all of this travel bearable has to be my iPhone4 with FaceTime. I am sure you have seen the commercials – one girl showing off her new haircut to her boyfriend, another showing her new braces to her Dad. The FaceTime really is as “cool” as they show on the commercials.
Last night the Toddler was crying that she missed her mom. The Tween was giving everyone a hard time about homework (among other things) and I know part of that is simply because I am not there. The Toddler doesn’t “get it” and the Tween doesn’t “like it.” I of course felt miserable that my babies were sad because I was not there. So I called home around 6pm, and initiated FaceTime. My family chowed down on their dinner from KFC while I heated up and tried to choke down a Lean Cuisine in my hotel room. I propped my phone up on the nightstand, while they propped Hubbly’s phone up on the dining room table.
We laughed, we poked fun at each other, we talked about our days and our upcoming trip to Atlanta and Stone Mountain Park, we enjoyed some “family time” over dinner like we do every night that I am home. Later that night Hubbly reported that all was calm back at the Moscato Household, and everyone (myself included) went to bed feeling a lot better about “Mom being gone.”
Last night I had dinner with my family… from 681 miles away. Just another reason I love my iPhone4.