Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Modern Couple

I just had a very interesting experience. Let me set the stage for you...

The older boys had been put to bed, I was sitting on the couch nursing Andrew and playing on Facebook, and Jerry was in our bedroom on his computer writing a paper for school. Andrew had gotten to that very important stage of nursing where he was asleep, but almost done nursing so at a point where one false move will wake him up, but stillness and quiet will send him into a nice deep sleep. Suddenly, I hear Ethan from the bathroom yell, "Mom! I cannot reach the toilet paper!"

Uh-Oh. If I get up to help him, Andrew will wake. If I yell loud enough to get Jerry's attention to help Ethan, Andrew will wake. What to do? What to do?

Then it hits me - I'll Skype Jerry! I love Skype, but I usually use it to "call" my friend who lives in Germany so we can talk free of charge. I've never used it to "call" someone in my own house. But, tonight, it was just what the doctor ordered! I used a Skype chat and typed, "Ethan needs tp." Before I knew it, Jerry walked out of the bedroom with a TP roll in hand!

Whew! Disaster averted!


Joanna said...

HA HA HA HA! That's hilarious. I don't blame you! I mean, who wants to wake a sleeping, nursing babe.

But you know, I call Del on his cell phone and IM him all the time when we're both home. However, we do have the upstairs/downstairs issue. I have IMed my mom when she was sitting in the next room, but that usually because I have an article for her to read.

Very funny though. Awesome!!

Joanna said...

By the way, I don't know what skype is.

Grandma said...

That's a case of technology serving YOU instead of YOU serving technology!

Lawanda said...

That is HILARIOUS!!!

I call Kevin or text him when he is outside in his garage all the time :) Or I send a kid after him. Either one works ;)

Terry @ Breathing Grace said...

I liked that story.