Charlie Bear here. This feat of technology didn’t come easy for Mom Peep. She went to Best Buy and pondered the little web cam thingies and then bought one.
She stuck it on the top of her monitor and plugged it into the back of her computer using a USB port. (She knows about those.)
Then she looked up Skype. A funny word, huh? The Wikipedia English dictionary says this:
So Mom Peep did the download thing, set up a user name, took a picture of herself with the camera thingie, and then set up Family Time with pregnant Kaitlyn and Nick in Wisconsin.
She was really scared it wouldn’t work. But guess what? It did! They had just one tiny technical glitch in the very first second when the sound didn’t come through, but Mom clicked some kind of button and then voila…there were their voices! The image on her computer showed their wonderful, animated, loving faces.
They showed Mom Peep Baby Aubree’s room with the bright pink walls and the TONS of clothes ready for her in two months. They pointed their laptop with their built-in camera toward the doggies and she saw how big they are getting, and Kaitlyn stood up and showed off her very large belly of Baby Aubree under construction. Mom Peep reached out toward the picture and could almost feel her arms wrapped around her loved ones.
It wasn’t the same as being there, but Mom grinned the entire time. She even put me up on her lap and the kids got to see my cute mug.
Sometimes, Mom gets stuck in scared mode. But then she asked her son Rick, he reassured her it wasn’t too hard, she talked to the guy at Best Buy, she read the directions, and then, like Nike says…she finally had to courage to:
And boy, is she glad she did. You may wonder why it took Mom so long to get with the program. Ahhh….yes, we often wonder why some people take a while to see the light and to get moving. But boy, she’s happy now!
So what new thing have you taken the leap into trying lately?
Wiggles and Woofs to all of you,