Let me start by saying that I love my kids! Kids need our love and constant attention. But the world still keeps spinning. Things come up you need to take care of. That doesn’t always get along. My wife and I were often wondered what other parents do when a sudden call or a meeting which cannot be postponed comes in. For many people, the solution is quite simple: grandparents!
This is great! they should be part of every kid’s life too! But what if yours are hundreds or thousands of kilometres away?
Putting them in front of the TV? Handing them a smartphone? Let them alone?
To give you some insights, our parents / aunts live far away. But we can still manage to get them to babysit – and that wherever we want: through Skype. We are lucky in this sense, but many are not. Technology is not easy.
So here enters the virtual grandma: A virtual babysitting service taking over for a short period of time to entertain kids. Telling classical stories or make up interactive adventures with your children’s input – on demand.
The world is big, 24/7 availability makes it easy to access a grandma from everywhere. If you like one, you can book her on a regular basis. Experienced grandmas can hold your children’s attention until you can take over again.
And as this can be done through skype, there is no special installation necessary – it doesn’t even depend on the device and the location you are in!
Of course, this makes only sense if you as a parent stay at home, but you can go to the other room and take a call, skype, or simply work without being distracted every 5 minutes.
How do you like this idea? let me know in the comment section.