Monday, March 8, 2010

learning curve

We got a new computer because our old one was diseased and geriatric.  Since I rely heavily on my browser to remember my passwords, getting a new computer is like joining the witness protection program.  None of the sites I frequent know who the hell I am, and I can't remember my user ID let alone my password, so it's all very disorienting.  My mind apparently cannot process the fact that the new keyboard is set up a bit differently than the old one; I feel like I'm typing with my feet.  And since I'm also bouncing a baby or trying to wrangle a toddler I just give up and read a book.

Also filed under "annoying developments" is the fact that Joseph finally figured out how to  climb out of his crib.  He's two and a half, which I realize is a long time to stay in a crib anyway, but he's such a troubled sleeper that being in an enclosed space really helped him.  To wit:  now that he is free range he sleeps curled up on the floor in front of his bedroom door.  And by "sleeps" I mean "passes out unconscious for a few minutes at a time."  The other day during naptime he stripped himself nude and peed on the carpet.  This is not a child who knows how to put himself to sleep.  So he's exhausted and cranky, and his parents are even more exhausted and cranky than they were before the criblessness.

And somehow in the middle of all this the babies have turned into actual little people with distinct personalities.  Four months!   I have loads of pictures but I still need to figure out how to transfer them from the old computer and get them off my camera which is what I think I'll do tonight instead of making dinner.

2 comments:

Tammie said...

making dinner is so overrated.

our computer caught a virus once and jay had to completely reformat the computer. i had tons of website passwords and usernames saved. not to mention all the sites that i had favorited. then when bill paying time came around...ugh, it was ugly. i think it took me all saturday morning to pay the bills because after 3 tries certain sites would lock me out for 30 minutes.

sorry about the sleep issues. both of my kids were, and to an extent still are, terrible sleepers. i feel your pain.

It's Me, Theresa said...

I'm with Tammie, dinner is overrated. For example, tonight i had cereal. It was awesome and easy!

At least Joseph doesn't sleep curled up in front of YOUR door, which is what I did to my parents when I was young.