So much so that when Carolyn turned 12, we did the same for her. As she at times is working in the barn or house and me somewhere else. I can contact her if I need to. Both kids also can text and talk to Tim's parents that live in another town or with their cousins, aunts and uncles.
As technology has progressed so has the phones for the kids as they needed new ones. They now have a camera on them.
The other day William showed me a picture he took, on his phone, of Zeke. We had brought home a treat for the kids from a "take out" place. Carolyn had to get up from the table to do something out in the barn and Zeke slid over to her place and acted like he was eating her special treat! They thought it would be a funny thing to take a picture of Zeke doing that and send it to their sisters phone. Just to tease her.
As he showed it to me he flipped thru all the pictures he has on there and I was amazed. I guess I never thought to look at what things they took pictures of. I was surprised and intrigued, not only on what kinds of things he liked to take pictures of. (lots of VW bugs on the highway and lego creations) But so many silly shots of the kids. Ways they were playing around and dressed that I never saw them do and I live in the same house! So I asked to see his phone and looked thru all his photos and had a huge laugh. All the silly pictures of the kids. Most of them are of Zeke as William and Zeke spend a lot of time together wrestling and bumming around. I guess I am a bit naive with the way we live and raise our kids. I trust them. I just never thought to look at his phone and what they have been up to and do! It was nothing bad at all. Just a bunch of silly kids stuff. So very funny to me! I won't make you look thru them all. But here is a bit of sampling of what he had.
I guess this is ninja Zeke.
This is just a few of the many, many random pictures that my son has felt inspired to take through out his days. Some of them just made my day. To see the happy silliness that goes on every day even when I might be in the barn or gardening. God is so good. My blessings over flow. :)
May God abundantly bless you now and always in all you do for Him.