Thursday, October 8, 2009


I have been thinking about this post for quite some time...just trying to figure out how to get it just right so that you all can understand the things I have to endure when it comes to my mom. Her and I have found Skype the web cam type chat thingy? Ya, that one. She thought it would be great so that she can see the kids since she is far away and misses seeing their little faces. We have tried to Skype several times and quite frankly, I am done with it. It is so annoying to me. Out of a 45 minute conversation, we spend 35 trying to get it working so that she can see us and we can see her and hear her. It is ridiculous. The first 10 minutes of the conversation are as follows:

"Can you see me?"
"Yes, mom we can see you."
"Why can't I see you?"
"Umm, I don't know mom."
"What do I need to push to see you?"

This goes on for quite some time and as she is talking we are able to see her face feverishly looking for the correct button to click on so that she can see us. This always makes me laugh...she just searches and searches and the truth is she probably has it written down on some post it note that is right on her screen on her computer.

Once we get it up and running...we are able to chat back and forth. She will always ask if we want to see the dog..why? not sure but, she will hold the dog up for us to see and the girls like to talk to the dog. Who knew that Skype would be for talking to a dog? For some reason that she cannot figure out, her computer will freeze her face in some very precarious positions. She will be mid laugh and it will freeze for 20 or so seconds. We find great humor in this part.

Now, my super hot hubby just will Skype her and I will be in the background not paying a bit of attention. She will see me in the kitchen doing dishes and say.."Hey, why isn't she over here talking to me?" I try to hide behind the island in the kitchen but, super hot hubby will usually sell me out and say something like "I am not sure why she doesn't want to talk to you." He is just nice like that.


Peaches said...

LOL!! We have the same issues trying to talk to my husband's folks in Atlanta. They have a very slow connection and their picture freezes up. The kids keep saying "You're frozen!" "You're frozen!" Drives me B.A.T.T.Y!!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Good. You just gave me all the reason I need to never use Skype. My hubs loves it though.

peewee said...

Oh My GOD!! This made me laugh SO HARD. This is EXACTLY what happens when I skype with my parents and/or my idiot brother. I just can't wait till skype upgrades because you're right, it's infuriating!

Counselormama said...

We don't have Skype, but this is hilarious! Now I want to get it for my parents just so I can get a good laugh!