When I’m at work, focused on a task, and forgetting about the outside world, my mobile phone will buzz.
There are other times I’m in a meeting that has gone too long. I’m glazing over and going brain-dead. I’m instantly jolted back to life when my mobile phone buzzes.
My mother-in-law often sends picture messages to me so I can have a quick peek into what my kids are doing while I’m away from them. I love it! I especially love that my mother-in-law initiated this picture-taking practice, about two years ago, without me prompting her to do so.
The pictures allow me to instantly connect with the kid as soon as I enter the house. I can ask them to explain what they were doing when my mother-in-law captured them with her phone.
I think it’s very sweet that my mother-in-law takes the time to snap pictures because she thinks (and actually knows) I will enjoy seeing my kids while I’m busy at work. And yes, I always enjoy it.
Here are my recent favorites:
My mother-in-law and my son were at the library. He picked out this magazine because he’s fascinated with the Eiffel Tower.
Chilly soccer practice
My mother-in-law was picking up the exhausted middle schooler. Look at all that stuff.
My mother-in-law is creating a Halloween costume with my daughter – made of Duck Tape.
To be continued…
My mother-in-law is helping my little artist learn the difference between his right and left hand (instead of the right and wrong hand).