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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Toothbrushes and grumpiness!

I don't mind waking up to take little ones to the potty at all hours of the morning ..... well not when compared to the alternative, sheets to wash or listening to screaming because I won't hurry and get in the bathroom. What I do mind, is little feet and whining at 5:50 AM because "I don't like my toothbrush! I want my blue one back!" Why can't he just like his new white one? I never knew 3 year old boys couldn't use white toothbrushes and that it would cause such trauma as to wake him up and cause crying over toothbrush colors! The big kids got up and got going for school, when Shantel peeked in to inform us: "We're up and Scott is scared." My reply, "He's not scared, he just hates his toothbrush!"EmmaLece got up happy, but that only lasted ... about 5 mins! She's been cranky and mean all morning and it's not quite 9! No one can jump on the trampoline, 'cept her, no one can sit in the already occupied chair, 'cept her, no one can read the books, 'cept her!

And now to my grumpiness! Have you ever had something that you just love? you know like a great camera that you couldn't find anything wrong with? and then to have that same something out of the blue, just go on the fritz?! Well 2 years ago I spent a fairly good amount of money {$549.99} on a camera and photo printer, about 3 weeks ago the said camera just started to turn itself on and off! That's right, we're sitting down to breakfast, when Robby says, "Mom, your camera is being weird!" Sure enough, I soon hear the camera turn on and the lens opens and yup it is in the off position, when I go take a look! Thinking it's the batteries, I get new ones. I think that has solved it, when about 6 days later it starts all over! I try different types of batteries all to no avail! if the batteries are in the camera, it is turning itself on and off til they die! Since I can't afford a new camera, I'm forced to take pictures in a most un-enjoyable way ... I have to put the batteries in reset the date and time take the pictures and hope to turn it off and get the batteries out before it turns back on! AARRGGH! Of course the warranty was only for 1 year! I sent an email bemoaning my troubles.....They are sorry that I'm have troubles, did I check the FAQ? the troubleshooting section?

9 comments:

Are You Serious! said...

♥ That looks just like my camera! Mine hasn't started doing that YET!!! I hope it's just a fluke!

My kids have been on one today as well! They're driving me looney!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Serious- I SURE hope yours doesn't go wacky too. I know someone else who has this camera and hers is fine.... I'm sure it's just me who has the insane camera with a mind of its own! :p

Egghead said...

Actually that looks like my sisters camera and my youngest daughters. I have a Canon so I haven't experienced this. So far I have not heard of that happening...very strange.

Oh and kids - grumpy = bad beginning to a day. Smile!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Egghead {aka Vonda}- I hope they do not experience this with their cameras. Like I said I love it until...
Half of twindom took a nap and it was peaceful for a while! :)

KATE said...

Oh I'm so sorry, I love when you get the "we're sorry" response from the company that really means ha ha no more warranty we don't HAVE to care! Sorry girlie!

I wouldn't use a white toothbrush either. hee hee

carrie & troy keiser said...

Kate- Yeah I LOVED that they were "so sorry"! :S :(
Thanks for taking Scott's side! :p :)

Cynthia said...

My 3 1/2 year old has cried for the past 3 weeks because we changed his toothbrush! Sure, I could go buy another "Diego" one just like before, but he would know it's not the same.
Sorry about the camera. I got mine for Christmas as a gift and when I flew to Florida had it in my carry on. Took it out to use it and the lens has a crack. So I aim and shoot without knowing if I am focused, can't do settings and can't delete. So frustrating.

Debra said...

Kids freak out over the weirdest things. Men think they cannot understand women, *I* think woman cannot understand preschoolers!!!

Good luck with the camera. That STINKS!!!! Walmart has a Kodak Easyshare that is red with 8+ MP and 3X zoom for $149. I saved up and bought one for Michael for Valentines Day. It even takes panoramic pictures. It is also TINY so you can take it everywhere. And you know... a couple mommy and wife holidays are coming up!!!(My camera is big like that one and it is hard to lug around with all the other bags I have to carry so I usually end up missing picture moments.)

carrie & troy keiser said...

♦ Cynthia- If you got the camera for this past Christmas, you should be able to get it replaced.... maybe. I agree with Debra, I'm not sure we understand preschoolers! I want to understand him.....
♠ Debra- Thanks for the camera info. Scott other thing is tags, he had to have them out, because "they tickle" him. The tags never bothered him until Sunday then he went into a panic cause I wouldn't remove it, I cut the stinking tag out durring Sacrament meeting! I SO don't understand preschoolers!