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Creative Skyping
Published on Sunday, January 2, 2011 by


All my son wanted for Christmas was a laptop, preferably with a webcam.  I hunted for weeks for an affordable one, unable to find anything within my Christmas budget.  That is, until two days before Christmas when I heard of a sale that was two bridges, a tunnel and an hour away.  I was so there.  And I scored!

Within hours of opening his gift he was connecting to his buddies on Skype.  I was excited to see his old school friend who moved to California right there in living color, wishing me and everyone else a Merry Christmas.  This was indeed a wonderful way for my son to keep in touch with his friend who now lives across the country.

Also connected in were a few of his local friends, allowing everyone to have a “video reunion,” so to speak.

Throughout the next few days I would see him “Skyping” with his friends, often wearing different hats, using props and anything else to keep things funny and fresh.  This leads me to what I consider the highlight of my entire Christmas weekend.

I opened my son’s door to tell him it was dinner time.  To my great surprise I was greeted with what could have been a scene directly out of Twin Peaks.  There was the laptop, open at the edge of his bed and facing forward.  On the other side of the bed was my son, sitting behind a deer head that had been “gifted” to my oldest boy a year before.  He was chatting with his buddies as if nothing was out of the ordinary.  Just ignore the huge deer head I’m sitting on, right?

Picture the view from Skype’s end.

funny skype

It was at that moment that I completely bust a gut.  I laughed so hard I had tears rolling down my face.  I finally plopped down on the floor in order to regain my composure – oh, and my breath.  Because breathing can be a good thing.

Uncontrollable laughter cures all ills.  It washes away stress and fills you with a giddiness that can’t be found elsewhere.  When was the last time you got to laugh this hard, and what were you laughing at?

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  • Oh yes, laughter like THAT is essential. Im soo happy you were able to score a new laptop for your son AND within your budget! AWESOME.

  • I laugh like that all the time. I love it. I laugh so hard that often I cry so hard I can’t see. Now that’s what life is all about.

    Have a terrific day. 🙂

    • When I get to the point where I can’t breath and I panic, I KNOW it was a good laugh… !!! You are right… life is SO much better with belly laughs!!

  • Laughter cures a lot of ills. Fantastic present. I’m glad you were able to find one within the budget. I’m sure it means a lot to him that you were able to do it.

  • Your son is hysterically funny! I’m so glad he got is “skype” on! And I’m so glad you got him the laptop! What a fun gift!

    • I was really lucky to find it… I was so afraid I would not find an affordable one. He is taking good care of it too, except for a few deer hairs in the keys!



    That’s hysterical!

    The last time I laughed that hard was ….. Hmmm…. I guess I am going to have to go find a reason to laugh!


    • Yup, those complete taking over your body laughs are awesome… and RARE… so we gotta come up with something to make you laugh!!

  • The best thing about kids is the way they can crack us up with their brilliant weirdness. Happy New Year!!

  • Too funny! Only kids can be so naturally “random” like that. Happy New Year Katherine!

    • I have to admit they might … MIGHT…. have learned a LITTLE random from me… or maybe I learned it from them!!

  • Um, you are a blogger, where was your camera?

    I laugh like that a lot, usually at my kids but more likely at something stupid I have done. It feels great to laugh your ass off!

    • I KNOW!!! I ran to get my camera and he knew better… by the time I got back he was done with the deer. RATS!

  • A giant deer head would certainly keep things fresh and interesting. It sounds like he is really enjoying staying connected.

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