“Can I use your phone?” my #2 son asked. “I want your #1 son to see something on the iMac.”
When the iPhone 4 was announced earlier this year, one particular feature caught my eye: FaceTime. With my older son about to leave for college, I was intrigued by the possibility of video chatting with him via wifi if we both had iPhone 4s. We scored the new phone in June, but we have never used FaceTime.
Now my younger son wanted to communicate with his older brother and also let him see a video he was making in iMovie. FaceTime to the rescue! Suddenly, my beloved, blue-eyed #1 boy was back in our house . . . albeit temporarily and in nonhuggable form.
Hey, I’ll take what I can get!
#2 has been borrowing my iPhone 4 almost nightly now. It’s great that anywhere in the house, the two of them can talk face to face and stay in touch.
And even though it’s hard to see on the screen that his eyes are blue, it’s great for my soul that I can catch glimpses of my #1 son every now and then. FaceTime definitely is the next best thing to being there.