Our friend Harold travels frequently for work, and for long stretches at a time. And he stays supremely connected with his family by using Skype as much as possible. His wife had friends over for brunch, and he joined them from across country. He’s intermediated with the kids when his wife Jennifer has had it with them. Here, his kids are having a balloon blowup contest, and below, his son is just practicing the guitar. They’re so used to having their dad be a part of their life this way that it feels very natural to do their everyday things in front of a laptop. Our favorite story though, is how Harold brings their favorite books with him when he’s away, and reads them to his kids at bedtime, via the magic of Skype and laptops.
Photos: Harold Einstein