How shut – or far — do you reside from your loved ones? What about long-distance friendships and romances? My household’s scattered all over — my mother and father in Michigan, my twin sister and niece in San Francisco, and my aunts, uncles, and cousins round England.
So, my query for the group is: how do you keep in contact? Do you propose common journeys? Create group texts? Learn the identical guide or watch the identical present?
My sister and I chat fairly commonly, and we’ve one humorous rule. Since our days are often chaotic, crammed with work and kids, both of us can say “BYE!” at any level and cling up. So, in the event you’re strolling into a physician’s appointment, or your colleague calls on the opposite line, or your child falls off their scooter, you possibly can simply say “BYE!” and nobody feels bizarre. We do it on a regular basis, generally in an additional loud or awkward voice to make the opposite individual chuckle, and I like it.
My sister and me in California just a few years in the past.
My mother and sister in Michigan final fall.
The cousins in New York.
What about you? How do you keep in contact with long-distance family members? I’d love to listen to any concepts.
(Picture by Nicole Mason/Stocksy.)