Here’s a riddle. How can people from Bangkok, Thailand, Dalian, China and Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania, USA all be in the same place at the same time?
Stumped? Here’s a hint…
The answer is… they’re all on Skype! We arranged an epic family Skype session in honor of my mom’s birthday on April 10th. Ben gave her a kiss for me and Patrick, and we all sang happy birthday to her. (Although I was on a three-second delay, so it sounded horrible!) We even helped blow out her candles!
My mom is easily the most important woman in my life, and I only hope I can be as cool as her when I’m 53! It’s difficult for her having three children spread across three countries, so I thought an appropriate gift would be the gift of having us all together. Even though we couldn’t be together physically to celebrate her birthday, it was so much fun to all be together digitally. The usual family dynamics ensued. Patrick cracked the jokes that had us all in stitches, shirtless Ben said a few words and then went back to sleep, Frank put the candles on the cake backwards and I added in my two cents every once in a while. Family time with all five of us together is surely becoming more and more precious, which is what made this so special.
Happy birthday, MIB! I hope you enjoyed your “present”!