Like most three-year-olds, Toby feels awkward talking on regular phones. He gets shy and can’t think of what to say when staring at a blank screen. But he LOVES FaceTime on our iPhones. Since he can actually see his grandparents, Toby will ask my mom to read him bedtime stories or honk her car’s horn, and my dad always gives Toby a thrilling tour of his basement and garage.

Do you guys ever do FaceTime? What a godsend for grandparents who live far away. It really feels like you’re hanging out!

P.S. Skyping across the ocean, and conversations with a three-year-old.