My husband is in London this week. But my 2 ½ year old daughter was still able to have dinner with her daddy.
How precious is that?!?
I know we’ve talked before on this blog about the abundance of technology available that helps us communicate with our road warriors. It’s amazing that we can pretty much be in constant contact no matter where we are – email, cell phones, text, social media, video chatting, etc. And I am especially thankful for these resources when it comes to our kids.
My daughter is a true daddy’s girl. She loves him. I mean … L.O.V.E.S him. And she has a hard time when he’s away. It’s better now that she’s getting older and can understand a little more, but it’s still hard on her. For a kid who really thrives with routine, a daddy who’s coming and going irregularly can really wreak havoc!
So, we have a routine that we follow every time my husband is gone. “Going to work,” as we call it. Part of that routine is video chatting as much as possible. It really helps her to see him, not just hear his voice. She loves it! She giggles and waves and smiles. And now that she’s older she gets to tell him all about her day. A while back we started this thing where my husband can “sit” at the dinner table with her – like she’s having dinner with daddy. He tells her to eat her veggies and she pretends to feed him. It’s precious.
So last night, even though we are in Nashville and he is in London, my daughter had her regular dinner date. Across the pond. That’s a heck of a distance to travel for dinner!