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Foinah
11-09-2007, 09:56 AM
The following pic is of my computer screen...

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z12/foinah/IMG_2026.png

Yes, my daughter decorated it with stickers while I was cooking dinner.
They don't want to come loose, either.

*sigh*

What can I say? She's artistic ;)

Cranky
11-09-2007, 10:25 AM
At least it's just stickers. Mine has figured out how to mouse and has started trying out search strings on google...I'm afraid of what might happen if he manages to tap out "XXX". :eek:

*breaks out parental controls*

kristie911
11-09-2007, 11:24 AM
Ah...my tv had the same look a couple weeks ago. I'm still trying to pick off sticker goo from the screen.

My son is three, so you have a ways to go. Sorry. :D

Unique
11-09-2007, 05:27 PM
they look like bullet holes.

CaroGirl
11-09-2007, 06:03 PM
Glad to see you have AW up on your screen!

They do look like bullet holes, don't they? Two-year-olds are worse than those smoking monkeys.

Jersey Chick
11-09-2007, 07:09 PM
In our old house, my office was in the basement and the basement doorknob had a child guard on it. Ergo, no unwanted little people in my office.

However, fast forward to this week - my office is on the 2nd floor and my two year old figured out how to work the doorhandle. I've found him in my office pounding merrily on my laptop's keyboard four times already. He did something to make the navigation bar at the top disappear (I had to reboot to get it back.) I shudder to think what else he'll do when I'm not around. :D

Foinah
11-09-2007, 09:07 PM
Yup, it's amazing what the little ones can do to wreak havoc. My daughter did something to my email and everything disappeared. I couldn't figure it out and had to call Apple support. She also did something to make the screen to go black. That was traumatizing -- turns out she figured the precise combination of keys and mouse clicks to adjust the brightness and contrast of the screen. Me, I had no idea how to do any of that and again had to call Apple support. Don't get me started with what she did to the CD drive on the Mac. Let's just say that I'm happy it still plays with that weird wire dangling out ;)

Ah, good times.

JLCwrites
11-09-2007, 09:14 PM
Hahahaha!
I totally understand!
I've had all my desktop files changed into random numbers and letters. (They haven't discovered the sticker technique yet.)

Shadow_Ferret
11-09-2007, 09:25 PM
I'll let you in on a secret. As they get older, it doesn't get better. They just think of more creative ways to break your stuff.

Jaycinth
11-09-2007, 10:31 PM
My second home computer..(we are talking a 1992 model IBM clone)

My daughter put her doll plates in the cd drive (they fit perfectly) and closed it and typed in some code which totally crashed my computer and all of my work. Not only did I lose just about everything...(Back up? why you only back up FINISHED DOCUMENTS..RIGHT???)

...But the computer was totally trashed and it was almost 2 years before I could afford another.

The only saving grace was I had backed up my current wip so I could work on it during work breaks, so I had accidentally saved a copy on my work computer. I had to re-create all my financial stuff..and a couple of outlines and short stories were gone forever.

Is this a good time to remind folks to BACK UP!!!!!

Shadow_Ferret
11-09-2007, 10:59 PM
The only saving grace was I had backed up my current wip so I could work on it during work breaks, so I had accidentally saved a copy on my work computer.
Accidentally, she says. :rolleyes:

"Honest, boss, I thought I was typing the minutes to the last accounting meeting! I have no idea how that got there."

Jersey Chick
11-09-2007, 11:39 PM
The little terror renamed a few of my bookmarks as well. I stared at them for about two minutes before I realized what was wrong with them. Talk about blonde moment :D

As I'm typing this, he just learned Mommy's chair has wheels and he can push her all over - I've been wheeled under the desk twice during this sentence. :D

The_Grand_Duchess
11-09-2007, 11:47 PM
I have a two year old. She does all kinds of funny computer things.

Google Toddler Keys. It's free and it works.

Jaycinth
11-09-2007, 11:53 PM
What did toddlers do before we had computers????

jennifer75
11-09-2007, 11:58 PM
2 year olds are fantastic....

waking up to find your make up bag has been emptied into the toilet is fantastic too.

jennifer75
11-10-2007, 12:02 AM
My daughter put her doll plates in the cd drive (they fit perfectly) and closed it and typed in some code which totally crashed my computer and all of my work.

My son parked his hotwheels in the VCR video slot.

Shadow_Ferret
11-10-2007, 12:23 AM
My son parked his hotwheels in the VCR video slot.
We bought one of those VCR hole protectors long before they were old enough to start stuffing things in there.

Unique
11-10-2007, 12:51 AM
What did toddlers do before we had computers????

Pulled out all the pots and pans and dented them.
Wore all your high heels and scratched the shit out of them.
Broke all the erasers off the tips of all the pencils.
Disassembled anything they could get their hands on.
Lost things down the vents.
Lost things between the seats of the car. (usually food that either spoiled or petrified)

What else... ? Too long ago. I can't remember. Thank God.

Soccer Mom
11-10-2007, 05:12 AM
You forgot flushing things down the toilet, Unique. Someday I'll be able to laugh about the $400 Skittles wrapper--the one a kid flushed that somehow got stuck in a filter in my septic system and ended up burning out a motor in the pump. Ugh.

Jersey Chick
11-10-2007, 05:48 AM
What about shoving things up their noses?

Actually, ironically enough, my two year hasn't done this yet - but his sister (who'll be 7 next month) wedged a couple of M&Ms up there a few weeks ago. It's the first time (that I'm aware of) that she's put anything up her nose. **sighs**

Yep - she's a blonde, too. :D

My son, however, eats crayons - we went to IHOP tonight for dinner and they give out crayons and paper placemats for kids. Well, my son scribbled for a moment, then suddenly had an "AHA!" moment, and started gnawing away on the crayon. I got it away and fished out as much as I could, but he ate some of it. Tried to eat the 1/2 & 1/2 cups as well.

Yep - he's also a blonde...

Magdalen
11-10-2007, 07:37 AM
Many moons, and many moniters ago, my two-year old tried to stick a magnet onto the screen. The (back then) CRT had a white spot ever after. And then it became obsolete. C'est la vie.

ZannaPerry
11-10-2007, 08:07 AM
Well, I don't have any kids (yet) and I don't think I have that natural born mother instinct, either, so if the good Lord decides to give me a child I'll letcha know...

I live with my one-year old nephew and I think the best thing I've seen him do is last week he got stuck between the toilet and the wall trying to fish out a toy from behind it. I had to pull him out. All I saw were legs thrusting back, and his little voice cry for help. Poor child!

Jersey Chick
11-10-2007, 08:28 AM
My son closes himself in the closet and then can't figure out how to get back out. Our new house has a lot of closets and sometimes you have to follow the plaintive cry to release him. I crack up every time I have to say, "Jay, will you just come out of the closet?"

Siddow
11-10-2007, 08:28 AM
One of my kids put a refrigerator magnet in my CD drive.

Yeah, I freaked out a little. :D

akiwiguy
11-10-2007, 09:21 AM
One of my kids put a refrigerator magnet in my CD drive.

Yeah, I freaked out a little. :D

I recall when our kids were little my son slipped something into my pocket while I was busy talking to someone on phone. I didn't pay any attention, then spent about a day wondering why my cash-flow card was suddenly useless at every machine in town. Then discovered the fridge magnet.

Serenity
11-10-2007, 05:45 PM
My son parked his hotwheels in the VCR video slot.

My younger cousin (who isn't so young anymore- he's 20 now) decided his peanut butter and jelly sandwich the VCR slot quite nicely. My uncle flipped out.