Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Letter to My Children

Dear Kids,

The older you get, the harder this will be to hide from you, so I'd better fess up now.  Hopefully you can find it in your hearts to forgive your dear mother.  Here's the deal: if you attempt to look through your life in pictures, you will find a great chunk of 2008 is missing.  Where are all the pictures?  Of the Bubbs and Simster starting preschool?  Little miss PJ weighing like 10 pounds for a whole year?  Birthdays and trips and just random little kid cuteness?  Did your parents just not love you enough to take pictures?

Here's where I have to fess up.  My hard drive crashed a few days ago.  It is toast.  Fertig.  Finito.  My sweet husband went out and purchased a new drive for me, we reinstalled, did the software updates and then I went to my backup drive to pull over all of my documents.  To make a long story short, even though I was almost positive I had backed up the pictures recently, I hadn't.  Yikes.  Luckily most of 2009 is on Dad's backup and some of 2008 as well.  But the rest of it is gone.  Kids, let this be a lesson to you.  When your grumpy old daddy :) keeps reminding you to backup your stuff, do it!  Even when you think this won't happen to you!  It will!  So listen to your techguru Dad and not to your "all is well" Momma.  And then you won't have to explain to your children where all their pictures disappeared to...

All my love,

(PS - at least I can salvage some from my -ahem- whole 10 blog posts... And to show you that I am not a complete failure of a mom, check out the title pic of E and S from 2006.  I'll make it up to you!)