Long story short: My mom unexpectedly stopped by today, realized my sister was at home and talking to me on the phone so she promptly asked for a video call with my nephew. We’re using discord these days for my computer and their or his tablet
1.5 hours of grandma and 4 year old nephew talking about toys, movies, and his visit right in the middle of what I was doing. The cute thing was though I got to her him retell his version of Captain Marvel (we’ve all seen it even grandma), listen to my mom call Buzz Lightyear Gordon Lightfoot (who1?) and since they’re flying over here my nephew always ask, and probably will for a full 3 months, when he gets to come to my house. I’m still convinced the 4 year old thinks all his relatives in Oregon live in my house which is why when he talks to me he might ask for grandma or his cousin (my other nephew).
Anyways, 1.5 hours is little long for me to be listening about toys, cartoons and watching him bounce around showing superhero moves, but… he likes to see the cat and he’ll only sit there in camera view if I pet him for an hour, grandma is too nervous to do video chats on her own, and it’s Sunday so any chore can wait till later.
I wish they were closer, but I am thankful for long distance video calls even if they can of disrupt sometimes. Also my sister, the mommy, was right there with me.