My two nephews, one of whom is starting middle school soon, live a very long travel distance from me. I like to think I’ve been a good influence to them; I try to visit whenever I can (and thus not being able to, or not having as much time as “usual,” does affect my mood) and I do FaceTime with them occasionally (maybe not as much as I should, but they tend to be distracted by TV and games, and I’m not sure I can think of enough to keep up a conversation more often anyway). But given their ages, I realize that their interest in actually interacting with me will soon come to an end.
As such, I’m wondering if all of you out there have any thoughts on how to hopefully continue to be a positive influence in their lives. It would also help me feel like I’m “doing something,” so I don’t feel as bad about “missing out” on a few days in their presence here and there.
Thanks in advance!