Love and Hate

I have decided Windows is evil.

I was hesitant about getting Windows7 for a very long time.  Finally, my computer died, and Jeffrey got me a new one for his sanity and Mother's Day.  It was terribly sweet of him.  I fell in love with the sparkely red cover almost instantly and after much deliberation, I named her Idris.  Beautiful name, if you ask me.  She takes me to explore all the edges of cyberspace, and everything in between, so it suits her perfectly. 

I was excited that Windows 7 had a similar image editor like Vista had.  I used it often, touching up my photos and getting rid of red eye, etc.  It was one of my favorite features on my computer. 

Last night I excitedly transferred pictures of the kiddos to the computer, and went to the editor program.

Absolute heartbreak!

The little "Fix" button was gone.  I of course immediately cried to my hot IT guy, and he tried to fix it.  Evidently that happened to a lot of people.  One day it was there, and the next it was gone.  Anyone else know about this little magic act?  I am not amused.  Windows 7, you stink!

Because I can't think of a good way to tie into this next part, just pretend there is a clever transition here, okay?

Friday afternoon Faye was asleep.  It was around her waking up time, and Keith was extra tired. 
we were snuggling on the couch, talking and looking out the window. 

He laid his head on my shoulder and visibly relaxed.  I was surprised, thinking he might fall asleep then and there.  He hadn't done anything like that since he was a baby.

Suddenly, he wrapped his arms around my neck, quickly pulled my head down where his mouth was touching my ear, and whispered  "Mom, can we be in love?"

A smile broke out on my face, and I gave him an extra tight squeeze.  What a sweet boy.

"Yes, Keith.  Always."  I responded with a kiss.

After a few more minutes of quietly snuggling and hugging, he again said "Mom, when I get big can you marry me?"

"No sweetheart, I am already married to Daddy."

"But after that?  Then can you marry me?" he persisted.

"But Keith, there is no after that.  I will be married to your Daddy forever."

His face fell.  He looked at the ground for a moment, and then a bright look came into his eyes.

"Okay then," he said "I will marry Faye."

I then (again) explained to him that he can't marry Faye because she is his sister.  When he gets older he will fall in love with the girl I choose for him and he can marry her.  He thought that was a great idea.  I'll see if that flies in twenty years.

The simple pleasures of being a mother. 

Moments like that make it worth it.  Over and over and over. 


Malinda said…
Oh I feel your pain about the photo editor. I still miss my fix it button!
OH my goodness!your little Keith is so sweet!

the windows missing fix button kinda stinks though.. have you tried thats where i edit all of my pictures when im to lazy for photoshop.
Lourie said…
Wow I didn't even know I had that! And I have had mine a year! I bet it's long gone.

My son doesn't want to marry me any more. But I am still his favorite. At least for now. haha.
Lisa said…
Oh. My. Heavens! What an adorable moment! I had my first "Mom I want you to leave - I want a new mom!" moment the other day. Thanks for the reminder that they ARE sweet!
Also, had no idea that Vista even had an image editor! I use Google's Picasa. Love it! And it's free. :)
mub said…
I loooove Windows 7! Picasa (google) or might be good photo editing options. In Windows Live Photo Gallery there's an "Auto adjust" that should do minor fixes for you too.

When my grandma married my grandpa her youngest brother was only 4 or so and he was soooo mad at my grandpa! He said he was going to grow up and "marry her back!" Too funny.
I hate windows too! We finally got a mac laptop and it's amazing!!! one day you should look into will never go back!

How cute about Keith!! LOL to you picking his wife...I might have to convince my son of that one! :)
Noodle said…
Sammy wants to marry her daddy... But once I said that I was married to him she gave me a concered face and said Oh I know I will marry Jer jer (her cousine) I tryed to explane that she will find a nice eagle scout that belives what she does and treats her so nice and love her... then she said but jer jer loves me! So for right now she thinks when she gets bigger she will marry jeremey... She has even told him so silly girl...
Susan Anderson said…

SO cute.

Not so cute about your photo editor.

Emmy said…
Well you know how much I love Apple- so I'll just keep my mouth shut there.

The rest is too adorable! Lucas too went through a marry his sister phase- in fact they sometimes still play like they are married.
Em said…
i want a mac.
the end.
Terra said…
Yeah - Um...I bought a Mac last year and I can't believe I did but I have been SO SO SO SO SO SO HAPPY with it. It has completely taken the headache out of computers!!!
Not being able to marry your sister/brother/mommy/daddy is a hard sale in our house too. There doesn't seem to be any amount of convincing and many tears have been shed. Their poor little broken hearts.

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