If there’s ever a series of unfortunate events, it’s definitely the past few weeks:
I dropped my laptop
Yup, I dropped the new Toshiba Satellite laptop that I’d bought to replace my beloved old laptop.
I’d been sitting on the floor and placed the laptop on the sofa. Because it’s plugged in, I got up suddenly to grab something or grab the tot (I can’t remember now) and my leg caught the wire and pulled it off the sofa!!! (cries)
After I’d settled the kids, I tried to start up the Toshiba Satellite again but ALL my data and photos are GONE (cries again).
I have partial back-ups of the photos but my data? Gone with the wind.
I’ve had to buy:
i) a new hard drive i.e. Western Digital 320 GB Notebook Hard Drive ($43.99)
ii) an external storage Western Digital 320 GB Passport 2.0 USB Hard Drive (I think I should work for Western Digital)
I am still looking for the cheapest (or even free) version of Microsoft Home & Office.
My son broke out in hives again!
It’s actually his 4th or 5th allergy attack this year, which is why he’s gone for an allergy test, which revealed that he’s allergic to dust, egg white…
Since he cannot eat school food, I’ve had to cook and pack his breakfast, lunch and snack.
We are now maid-less 😀
For the past two months, I’ve been taking on more of the cooking and housework because
a) the maid’s better as a playmate for the kids and
b) I did not want to end up with culture shock when I take on everything 100%.
It HAS been tiring but it’s a joy to cook again and seeing the kids finish the food.
Hubby is happy to see me sleeping at 11 pm-ish and waking up at 6 am. He’s also been helping out with the laundry, washing up (thank God!!!) and a bit of grocery shopping.
The funniest though is how the kids reacted when we discussed about having to do all the cooking and cleaning ourselves.
Me: Hmm…tomorrow is her last day. That means I’ll be cooking dinner mumble, mumble, mumble (I was running through the list of things to do).
Kid: I can help you, Mommy! I can help you keep the clothes in the drawers, I can sweep the floor, I can mop the floor. I always help Auntie! I want to help you, Mommy…
Toddler: (big eyes looking at me seriously) Elsa want sweep floor. Elsa like sweep floor. Elsa want keep clothes. Elsa like keep clothes.
Me: (Looking at them in slight horror) Ok, ok, good. I know you want to help. If you can keep your toys, books, backpacks, dirty clothes neat and tidy, that will help Mommy a lot. No need to sweep the floor…
Toddler: (mouth pouting) AWW! Elsa like sweep the floor! Elsa want sweep the floor! Want help Mommy! (See the Terrible Twos?)
The kids continued to crowd around me with suggestions of what they could do to help.
The kid even DELEGATED some of the jobs to his father so “Mommy can rest because she is tired.” HAHAHAHA.
It was really funny!
Even though it may seem like the end of the world but with precious kids like these and of course, the helpful Hubby, I know I can survive. I can do anything!
Ahh…how I love my little monkeys 😀