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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My Angel Turns Into A Devil

How did my son start off the day being a little angel only to end it as a little devil? When did someone switch my sweet little boy and replaced him with a bundle of mischief?!

The day started so good. Daniel kept my company while I made breakfast and planned the days activity. He sat so nicely reading while I ran around getting things ready. Then later when we went to the post office he was so wonderful trying to help by getting me forms for my packages. True I didn't need any of the forms but I didn't want to point that out. LOL

I am so proud that Daniel is turning more into a big boy. Our post office trip was the first time WITHOUT the stroller. Yup, Daniel walked from where we lived to the post office. He held my hand and walked along for all of the 5 blocks.

Then he stood nice on line at the post office. That is until he decided I needed forms for my packages. Then off he went to get them. I didn't mind the running back and forth cause it kept him happy and quiet. Also, his running around provided entertainment for the other people waiting on line. We all laughed as we watched Daniel and forgot about how long we were waiting.

So after all that how did things take a turn to the worse? I became so angry tonight, I wanted to take him to his father's job and drop him off for a long while. Why? Because, while I was in another room, my son snuck over to the computer and rebooted it. Again. This time somehow the reboot reformatted my USB drive that was still attached.

I check the USB drive as many different ways I could think of but nothing, nada, zip, no files. I didn't know what to do. 100's of photos, documents, vids and projects I had started and hoped to finish deleted. Just. Like. That. I was so angry.

After few hours I realized a few things.
  • First and foremost, Daniel is banned from touching the PC whenever I'm working on it.
  • Second, is that I'm more sad about losing memories and moments in Daniel life.
Yes, Im sad about losing photos and info from blog events but I can find a work around for that. There is no work around for losing that moment when Daniel discovery a leaf for the first time. *sniff*

But this is the life we live. Things are not guaranteed. We can try to save moments in different ways but the best way to remember something is by living in that moment and not waiting to enjoy later. Life might be rebooted for you and then what?


at: December 9, 2009 at 1:17 PM said...

Sorry you lost your pics & so many memories, but try to think of all the new ones you will make. Hope that helps!

Ghada says:
at: December 9, 2009 at 5:23 PM said...

wow, that does put a damper on the day. But soon you won't even remember what was on the USB. Your right, moments with your son are so much more important :)

Yakini says:
at: December 23, 2009 at 9:59 PM said...

Darn, I'm sorry that happened - I feel your pain. But REALLY great lesson you shared in the end. The best thing we can do is just live in the present and enjoy each moment as it happens.

Still a bummer though.