My parents have Facetime, so don’t be naked

Posted on April 11th, 2012

Illustration Copyright David Castillo Dominici

My parents just got new iPads. Now before you wonder why I

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8 Responses to “My parents have Facetime, so don’t be naked”

  1. Gina Smith Says:

    All I can say, it God Bless you! You answered their call, and did not scream, cuss out or banish them from your life, and still live to blog this! Thank you for sharing! I have not used facetime( mainly becuase I don’t have an IPad or phone) but I will say that webcams are not always the best inventions. A few years ago, my husband was deployed, I was on military duty at the same time, so my parents had our daughter at their house. My parents set up a webcam session with my husband, and I joined in. Well, needless to say, after a few hours we all logged off. Or thought we (read : I ) The next morning, my daughter hopped onto their computer and renewed the session with all of us. I was also just finishing a shower and dressing for the day. My daughter started chatting with me. My dad had no idea my daughter knew how to use the cam and chat (with voice. She is smart but at 3 typing and spelling were not her strong suits). He though she was just chatting away to herself. Nope. She was talking to me as I dressed for the duty day. That was when he walked into their room with the computer to find my girl. Oh , and he found me on the large monitor.. Atleast by that point, I had uniform pants, and a bra on while I pulled my hair into a bun. So I wasn;t completely naked. Though he was not happy to see the tatoo on my shoulder blade. And was a little shocked to see empty beer bottle by the bed and “something” else (hey, hubbys was deployed, no kids around). Needless to say, I changed the permissions and settings on web voice service and cleaned the room, and required a call ahead before next web chat. My parents still laugh about this. So does the family. I can laugh now, but I am still embarrassed.

  2. Laurie Says:

    @Gina, I love that :) Your daughter is a pretty smart girl! Thank goodness you were dressed, tho. I still can’t believe I answered the phone naked.

  3. Monica DeLaCruz Says:

    ha! this is my new favorite post title. excellent. the convo with your grandma nearly made me spit my coffee out. thanks for the laugh!

  4. Laurie Says:

    @Monica, Thanks! You should hear most of my convos with Grama. She’s a total kick at 90, and has absolutely no filter :)

  5. Kristi Says:

    Followed a BlogHer link to your post-hilarious. I always feel weird even breastfeeding in front of the video cam (while it’s off, obvi) just in case someone were to google chat me or something. I know I could choose not to answer but I’m afraid in a moment of panic I might end up exposing a little more than planned, like you!

  6. Laurie Says:

    Hi Kristi, thanks! I am terrified of online chat. When I first got my iMac with the camera built in, I asked my husband to tape over it so nobody could accidently see me writing in my jammies. Yeah, I’m paranoid and technologically stupid :)

    Thanks so much for reading my blog!

  7. Caraline Says:

    Ha! SO glad I’m not the only one with these kinds of issues! Only in my case it was my FIL and I didn’t stay on the line long enough to chat:

  8. Laurie Says:

    LOL. Thank goodness my FIL is technologically impaired :)

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