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Old 12-06-2013, 11:11 AM   #1
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Anyone else hate video chat.?

I'm sooo over FaceTime! I don't mind doing it once in a while, but my entire family thinks it's the only way to talk now.

The inlaws expect to ft 2x a week. My sister wants to FaceTime 3-5x a week. My mom once a week. Really? What happened to the phone? Then nobody knows my house is a mess, I'm in Jammie's with bed head at 2pm, and I'm not carrying around a device while I'm trying to clean the house. a phone balances nicely on my shoulder while I do the dishes.

Anyone else annoyed with video chats?

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Old 12-06-2013, 11:33 AM   #2
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YES! My mil always wants to facetime during the boys bath time and getting ready for bed. Then gets irritated when I won't sit down and make the boys sit down. Has given me "advice" to sit down and relax and don't worry about doing the dishes or picking up the house.

So she told DH that we all as a family need to sit down on the couch and talk to her. Again when she calls during bath time and bed time.
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I face time dh while he is gone but won't answer it for anyone else.

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Old 12-06-2013, 11:47 AM   #4
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Yep, hate it. I really don't even like yo talk on the phone. Texting is where it's at for me.
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Re: Anyone else hate video chat.?

Yes! I hate it, but dh works out of town all week and likes to FaceTime every night. I'd really rather just have phone call, but he guilts me into it saying that being able to see me and the kids makes him feel a little better when he's missing us.
It's so distracting! I spend the whole talk worrying about what I look like on the screen.
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Re: Anyone else hate video chat.?

My mil wants to all the time and I just can't stand it.

There is always some technical glitch which is my fault (they aren't) but don't tell mil that.

Then she just talks about herself so what is the point.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:20 PM   #7
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[QUOTE="syfitz" kids makes him feel a little better when he's missing us. It's so distracting! I spend the whole talk worrying about what I look like on the screen. [/QUOTE]

Hahhaha!! This is me too!! Is my lighting good? Am I framed nicely? Lol

And then half the time they prop the iPad up and I only see half their head anyways! What the flip is the point!?
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:51 PM   #8
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Nope, we love it! DH works out of town, so facetime and video chats help keep him in touch vs just hearing his voice.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:52 PM   #9
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Nope, we love it! DH works out of town, so facetime and video chats help keep him in touch vs just hearing his voice.
I don't think I would mind it if it was DH!! Especially when he was deployed. It's everyone else that drives me nuts with it.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:59 PM   #10
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Re: Anyone else hate video chat.?

I don't like it, either. Not even DH when he's deployed. He almost always picks the worst time to call, and I don't care to sit still, anyway. When we Skype, he can see if I'm doing anything and he gets annoyed when I am, even though he knows it is ridiculously difficult for me to just sit.
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