I need to update this question: phone… rarely. Communicating in a myriad of other ways… constantly.
It breaks a guy’s heart: Claire, who is on a wee, short vacation with her grandparents right now, started texting me as I was riding transit to work this morning. She pinged me about a dozen times, begging me to call her (via Facetime) which I couldn’t as I was on the bus and I don’t have a data plan for that kind of thing. So instead she texted me a bunch of sad, teary-eyed selfies and told me how much she missed me. No parental guilt there whatsoever.