Living on the other side of the planet from grandparents is nothing like it would have been even 20 years ago. With Skype video calls we have mini visits on a regular basis. We Skype with my in-laws on Sunday evenings (our time), which is before they head to church.
When G hears the computer 'ring' she comes running to see who is calling. Tonight she was excited to see Grandma and Grandpa and happy to tell them about what she had been doing since she got home and who she played with at school. The conversation continued as she ate her dinner - her eating and the adults trying to have a conversation.
Often, when we are talking, Grandpa will play peek-a-boo with her or hide-and-seek (going just off the screen and then popping back) to keep her engaged. She loves it. Now they have a new game that G created - virtual catch.
G decided she was going to throw a 'ball' to Grandpa and wanted him to catch it. Thus began their new game of virtual catch. Sometimes she would throw with two hands, sometimes with just her left or her right. There were times that she instructed Grandpa how many hands he should catch or throw with.
For a two and a half year old this game went on for quite a while. They played for at least ten minutes and the round only ended because she got cut off due to impending bed time.
I think we have a found a new game that will be around for a while. I am excited that she may be showing aptitude for theatre sports. (And perhaps a gig as a mime?)
Anyone up for a game of virtual catch? I'll bring the ball.