The fact that we can’t get our kids together with their cousins is killing them. They want nothing more than to have a play date, a sleepover, or just a few hours to play with them. But…they can’t. We are in full lock down, so now we have to improvise. Today my sister sent my kids an invite for Messenger Kids. I built profiles for both, picked the people who they can connect with and we are online.
My nieces and nephews immediately starting contacting them. They sent notes, pictures, and videos. It was like Christmas for my two. They loved getting the messages! They started off pretty shy, simply sending “hi” back. Then their grandparents started connecting with them. Now they are sending messages back with pictures for their grandparents to see. Before I new it, they had this downloaded on their IPADS, and were now calling anyone that would answer. My son connected with his cousin Quinn, who is a little older, but his best friend. He is walking all over our house showing him his new Bey Blades. These two sat and chatted like a bunch of old women for like a half hour. Then there was my three year old. She called four people, but barely talked to them. As she dragged her IPAD around our house, the unlucky person who responded got a view of our carpet, walls, and a couple shots of our dog.
It is so cool that in this time where these poor kids can’t see any of their friends or family, at least they can connect with them now. I look forward to many more entertaining conversations between them.