Tuesday, October 5, 2010



I'm having computer withdrawals...thankfully my husband has let me borrow his Mac. Little E has had this obsession with my computer charger cord and I have gotten onto him more than once about unplugging it. Just yesterday he was swinging it around like a weapon and I took it from him twice. This morning while I was trying to edit photos from our Pumpkin Patch outing my computer turned off. I wasn't quite sure why since I didn't use it last night. I took my laptop to the charger and plugged it in. But to my surprise, nothing happened.
I checked the plug and found that the end that goes into the computer has this tiny little pin. Apparently that little, teeny, tiny pin is what sends the power to the computer. Well, that little pin was bent. Carefully I tried to bend it back to straight with a small screwdriver and it snapped. Just great! No cord= no power= no computer!
I knew that Little E must have damaged my plug cord and I was pretty upset about it. I called the hubs and cried " why can't I ever have anything nice!? Why are the kids always destroying my stuff!!?" I recently had to retire the Dell laptop because one too many launches off the recliner arm resulted in a cracked LCD screen. So the hubs gave me his HP laptop that he recently acquired and bought a Macbook. Now I'm without mine until we purchase a new cord.
Little E was quite sweet about the predicament and knew that I was upset about it. This evening on my way home from taking Miss K to dance class he tells me "sorry Mommy about breaking your cord. I sorry." How could I not accept that cute apology? Hopefully after getting a new one he will keep his mitts off of it.
You'd think being able to keep the hubs' Mac hostage for a few days would be heaven but this computer and I don't get along very well. I don't understand it and it doesn't have a jump drive to stick in my SD card so I have to plug in the camera. Yeah, I know.. whine whine. So until I get mine back I won't be uploading my cute pics of the kids.


Rose said...

boy! children sure do love to play, but with the wrong things. sorry. rose

Michelle Pixie said...

I have a friend and we are always teasing eachother and saying "Can't I have anything nice?!" when we talk about our families. Hee Hee! I think I recall my mom saying that to me a few times when I was a kid. I hope you get your computer back soon! :)

Shell said...

I don't know how many times I whine and cry about why I can't have anything nice b/c my kids break everything.