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I’ve been a stepparent for about four years and it has been a roller coaster of ups and downs. My stepsons stay with us for the entire summer, and then we don’t see them until Thanksgiving or Christmas, and on some years we get them for spring break. It’s hard to develop such a strong bond during the summer, only to be apart for so many months in between.
I try to put together a little care packages for them, just to let them know that we are thinking about them, a few times a year. Usually I will send candy for holidays like Valentine’s Day or Halloween, or send them a new outfit if I see something I think they would like. But the other day I was in Walmart and I ran across a new toy that was absolutely perfect for them.
CloudPets™ Care Package
CloudPets™ are a stuffed animal that are not only the softest thing I have ever touched, they are equipped to interact with an app. What does that mean? It means that you cannot only record messages that the stuffed animal will play, you can update them via the app, and the recipient can send messages back.
This is invaluable in a situation like ours. My husband has two court ordered phone calls per week where he can talk to the boys, but what about me, or my daughter, or my nephew, who they think is the coolest person on the planet? Something as simple as a stuffed animal makes it possible for all of these people to have contact with the boys, even with a sticky legal situation.
To record a message simply download the app from the App Store or Google Play, and it is really easy to get set up. This link explains the setup process.
I chose the bear CloudPets™, but if they were girls, they definitely would have gotten unicorns. Now my husband, or anyone in our family can send a message to the boys via the app. There are also parental controls, which I liked.
I added a few coloring books and candies to their package, as well as the 3 AA batteries. Thankfully the CloudPets™ and batteries were all on the same pallet display near the front of the store, otherwise I might have forgotten that important element!
Whether you are a stepparent, or just have a loved one who isn’t geographically close, I’m sure you can relate to the struggle to keep in contact and maintain the same bond. Try sending a care package – it’s fun to give AND receive.
Who do you know that you would love to keep in touch with through a CloudPets™ care package?