Sharing a fun way to stay connected to our young adult children with this idea
Do you remember when I shared how our family stays engaged when we are living in three different states? You all weighed in on that idea and today I want to share another idea on how we stay connected to our adult-ish kids with anyone who will listen to me. It is one of my favorite ways to stay connected to my kids and for the kids to stay connected to Chloe and Elliott- our Bernese Mountain dogs.
How? Santa got involved with this idea.
HOW TO STAY CONNECTED TO YOUNG ADULT CHILDREN
When Santa brought Chloe and Elliott a Furbo we never anticipated how much fun the entire family would have with this dog treat dispensing video and app. We set up a master account for each two-legged family member. That way each family member can log in and press a button to toss treats and chat with the dogs.
The camera lets the kids check-in at random times of the day. Chloe and Elliott love the mid-day treats when our kids are finished with classes for the day. Or when our daughter and her friends check-in on a random evening.
Elliott lays in front of the Furbo most afternoons.
When I hear a slightly inaudible voice or hear the “ping” of a treat I know that our youngest is checking in with Chloe and Elliott.
As a mom with three children in three states, I feel connected to each of them when I hear the ping sound during the day. And we also hear the occasional “Furbo treat at 2 am.
The Furbo is like a nanny-cam for college kids. I know when my middle is home for the night. Or when my youngest is finished with a class. My daughter likes to ping the dogs when she is headed to the mountains with friends (and not driving). When they want to check in with Chloe and Elliott it’s my way of checking in on them. Covert style.
Elliott and Chloe can hear their siblings over the Furbo, but the kids can see and interact with them.
The Furbo is lightweight and mobile. If you see Elliott or Chloe in the background of my photos, chances are the Furbo is nearby.
The Furbo has been a surprisingly fun way to stay connected without mom hovering. You guys I love this camera and app. There are other similar apps, but this is the one Santa brought us. You know our dogs loved the time when the entire family was living under one roof this past year. This was a great way for the us and the dogs to transition when it was time to head back to campus.
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Here is a favorite dog treat recipe.