This is the face you make when your parents try to FaceTime you from across the Pacific Ocean for the very first time, LOL!
Both my mom and dad are retired, in their mid-60s and not the most technologically savvy people. Example: Even though I’ve explained it to them a bunch of times over the last six years, they still don’t understand what a blog is (“Why do you post so many pictures of makeup and Tabs on the internet?”).
But bless their hearts for trying and for keeping an open mind to new gadgets and gizmos.
They’re on Oahu right now, and it’s been a couple days since I’ve seen them, so they FaceTime’d me (is that even a verb?) this morning to say hello and to show me the ocean. How sweet!
Because they’re my parents, I spent 10 minutes looking at my dad’s left ear before they figured out how to hold the iPhone. When they finally worked it out, my mom grabbed the phone to chat…
ME: “Hi, Mom. Whatcha up to?”
MOM: “Oh, I went to a country line dancing class this morning. It was a lot of fun. Dad says he went to the gym to walk on the treadmill, but I think he went to the buffet instead. You know. Retired people stuff.”
ME: “That’s cool.”
MOM: “Where’s my tabby?”
ME: “He’s sleeping at the top of his cat tower. I’d wake him, but I’m not in the mood to get scratched.”
MOM: “You know, if I had a grandchild, I’d take her on vacation with us.”
ME: “You know, you already have a grand-cat.”
MOM: “I know! But I can’t take Tabs with me to Hawaii. If I had a granddaughter, I could bring her to the pool, the beach and all that fun stuff.”
ME: “Are you asking for a grandchild so you can have something to do on vacation?”
MOM: “I’m just saying. If you had a baby, it would keep me busy. Ideally a girl. Hint, hint.”
MOM: “Just something to think about!
Oh, I like your eye makeup today. What are you wearing?”
ME: “It’s a new kit from Benefit called the Most Glamorous Nudes Ever.”