My cousin Robert and his wife Jayme are having their first child this spring. My mom hosts a great baby shower (I mean top notch). The problem: Robert and Jayme live in Austin, Texas.
So what do we do? We get together at our house and with the help of Rob’s sister, Lauren, and her husband, Billy … we Skype the parents-to-be. They were so surprised, it was really sweet.
The biggest hit when it came time to open gifts? Mine. Jet’s gear so small it could fit a Pomeranian.
(Well, at least I think it was the best.)
The only hitch in our virtual baby shower was that we couldn’t hear the others on Skype. So they wrote notes, and likely laughed at us off screen.
All in all it was a weird way to celebrate a new addition to our crazy family. But, hey, at least we got to do it, right?