I'm in real estate development, and I travel more than I'm at home. Obviously, I barely see my family and I miss them a lot. And I can't even begin to imagine how my kids miss me… Maybe the younger twins don't understand it yet, but my 12-year-old daughter takes it especially hard.
We can't really call each other or Skype, because either she's in class, when I have the time to talk, or I'm in a meeting when she calls. It's even worse when I travel to Europe, we keep missing each other's calls because of the time zone difference. Of course, we talk when I come home, but that's not enough. Whenever I come back, it's like she grew even more… Time flies, kids grow, precious moments are missed…
I tried many tricks to make our communication more exciting and meaningful, I even tried writing my daughter real letters on paper, but with all the flights and meetings, I failed to do it regularly. After another failed attempt to make it to the post office, a co-worker got me into this StoryTold
thing, where you write stories for your kids to read, and you can even set up specific dates for the app to send your stories to your children. What a great idea, right? He also has a young daughter like me, and they use it all the time. Now I'm a trained champion of storytelling,
using StoryTold prompts I write stories from my youth, for from all the cool places I visit, or we just tell each other about our day. I think in the past month we learned more about each other than in the past couple of years!