And Papa is an enabler. When I got home from running a bunch of errands I found Sophie playing games on the PC and Chloe playing games on the Mac. Papa was also fooling around on his laptop but quickly made himself scarce when he realized I was prepping to capture the moment on film.
I think that Apple should look to Chloe and Sophie for their next commercials. Their rates would be a lot cheaper than those of Justin Long.
What this photo says about our parenting skills is another matter. I admit that seeing the three of them lined up on the couch typing away was not as shocking or disconcerting as it should have been. Of course, they all thought it was very funny. And I just had to take a photo of the scene for posterity.
I need to vent. Because instead of spending my very precious time writing an enjoyable blog entry about my kids, I am trying to figure out why I can’t reconcile my Amex account in Quicken.
For all of its faults, I never had a Quicken problem with my PC. But Quicken for Mac sucks. And it’s not Apple’s fault, it’s Quicken’s fault. I can’t reconcile the goddamn Amex account and it’s driving me nuts.
So now I’m frustrated and annoyed and obsessed with figuring out what’s going wrong. And I don’t know that I’ll be able to figure it out. Which is getting me even more frustrated and annoyed.
While I’m at it, the other thing that’s frustrating and annoying is that I have no idea what to get the husband for Christmas. I have one present for him, but I’d like to give him at least one other present. And he makes my life impossible because he rarely gives me ideas, and when he does, it’s something like – a drill. Now, some may argue that if that’s what he says he wants, I should just get it for him. Except that when he mentions the drill, he then adds, “but that’s not a fun gift.” And then he also adds, “And I’d need to do some research to determine which kind is the best.” By the time he does his research, I’ll be shopping for next year’s Christmas present. Call me Scrooge, but this holiday shopping is a pain in the neck. And so is Quicken for Mac.