Sunday, May 6, 2012

Still Family.. from a distance!

I belong to a BIG family - and still growing...  Some of them are in Canada and most are already in LA and San Francisco.  Because of the distance many of our kids do not know each other.

Oh, but not my daughter and her cousin in Canada - when they were introduced, they kept in touch.  But how can 2 kids, 6 and 9 years old keep in touch.  Not via telephone call nor mails, but on Skype.  Yes, distance did not hinder them to talk about things, introduce friends and play.

They introduce friends who happen to be there when they chat, and they learn a lot because they are worlds apart.  There are questions like:  "How cold is the snow...  Have you done a snow angel?  Why is it that you are wearing boots?  Why is your friend's hair is yellow?  Why don't you speak Tagalog? Why is your dad so tall?  Is it true that your moon is bigger than ours?  Can you come over so we can play here?  Let me see your snow dog", etc. etc..  You can just imagine the endless questions they may have for each other.

It is amazing because they can really 'play' even online.  They play virtual hide and seek (you can just ask yourself, how is that?), truth and dare and there are also sessions for crafts.  They draw and tell stories.  It is really fun to see them! :-)

If kids can do this, why not 'big people'?  Let us not keep distance to those relative from a distance.  With the new technologies, it is really easy to do this - and the good thing, there are some ways that will not cost you anything.  It will just take a little more effort, but i can assure you, it is worth it.  It just made me thinking.. "what kids can teach us"!

Keep in touch! :-)


Zarah Pimentel is foremost a very proud mother to a 6year old girl. She is a co-founder of Hire a VA, an SEO Company in the Philippines that outsources SEO Specialists and  Virtual Assistants from the Philippines. She takes pleasure in with helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses by setting them free in doing menial tasks and assisting them in more ways they can imagine. She has been featured in several magazines and a book entitled, How to Start a Home-based Business to Become a Work-At-Home Mom.

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