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,
Mom

(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!)

5 comments:

COOLWHIP said...

That's from when you lived here.... It makes me sad.
I am so old fashioned, It is easier to digitally capture moments, then just put them on the old computer. But I no longer have photo albums, picuter collages on the wall or any tangilbe evidence of the kids being 2. Except for the fact that they are now 4 6 8 and 9.

Jen said...

Oh my. I'm so sorry. Off to back up just like hubby tells me to....

I have a good life said...

Yuck. I can relate...I can relate. Yuck. Sorry. But...I am glad you posted! :)

sully said...

I just barley learned how to download a pic! (or is it upload?)AND I haven't figured out how to put one on my blog yet! however, I do know how to send the pictures from my computer to walgreens:) So maybe you could have "hard copies" stored in a box on the closet shelf. Just an idea:)

RachelFlores said...

So sorry to hear about your computer problems, I've been there! The only reason I have pictures right now is that I periodically burn them to CDs. They saved me when my computer crashed, but I'm still missing some. I'm sure your kids will understand though :).