Two Photos I’d Like to Have

True stories.

1. I am looking at the mail when I hear my computer say “bing bong,” which is roughly the noise it makes when something interesting is happening. I look over to see my iPod charging cord. One end is plugged into my USB port. The other end is plugged into my baby’s mouth. On the screen a dialogue box has popped up that says “unrecognized device.”

2. It is H-O-T in New York, so we decided to “camp” in our most powerfully air conditioned room. I blew up the air mattress between the couches and we covered it in pillows and blankets. It was really fun. Later in the day I notice that Alden is sitting with his back to me, very still. I know this is not a good sign. I turn him around to see his has busily pulled a handful of feathers from a pillow and stuffed them in his mouth. He looked like The Tiny Chupacabra of Inwood.

I hope that the fact that I opted for immediate excavation both times rather than running for the camera means I’m a good mom. It certainly does mean that I’m never going to win $10,000 on America’s Funniest Home Videos.

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54 responses to this post.

  1. Camera
    That’s why you need to have a camera mounted in the room, taking photos at 1 minute intervals, during all daylight hours. Just in case. 🙂

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  2. Camera
    That’s why you need to have a camera mounted in the room, taking photos at 1 minute intervals, during all daylight hours. Just in case. 🙂

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    • Re: Camera
      This is one of my many fantasies!
      I’m actually trying to come up with a good system to leave a camera running at home while I’m at work so that I can see Alden during the day.

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    • Re: Camera
      This is one of my many fantasies!
      I’m actually trying to come up with a good system to leave a camera running at home while I’m at work so that I can see Alden during the day.

      Reply

    • Re: Camera
      This is one of my many fantasies!
      I’m actually trying to come up with a good system to leave a camera running at home while I’m at work so that I can see Alden during the day.

      Reply

    • Re: Camera
      This is one of my many fantasies!
      I’m actually trying to come up with a good system to leave a camera running at home while I’m at work so that I can see Alden during the day.

      Reply

    • Re: Camera
      This is one of my many fantasies!
      I’m actually trying to come up with a good system to leave a camera running at home while I’m at work so that I can see Alden during the day.

      Reply

  3. Camera
    That’s why you need to have a camera mounted in the room, taking photos at 1 minute intervals, during all daylight hours. Just in case. 🙂

    Reply

  4. Camera
    That’s why you need to have a camera mounted in the room, taking photos at 1 minute intervals, during all daylight hours. Just in case. 🙂

    Reply

  5. Camera
    That’s why you need to have a camera mounted in the room, taking photos at 1 minute intervals, during all daylight hours. Just in case. 🙂

    Reply

  6. Camera
    That’s why you need to have a camera mounted in the room, taking photos at 1 minute intervals, during all daylight hours. Just in case. 🙂

    Reply

  7. alden’s my inspiration
    You realize I now want to test my own iPod cables and see if I, too, can qualify as an “unrecognized device.”
    But I don’t have any urge to eat feathers. Just sayin’.

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  8. alden’s my inspiration
    You realize I now want to test my own iPod cables and see if I, too, can qualify as an “unrecognized device.”
    But I don’t have any urge to eat feathers. Just sayin’.

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  9. alden’s my inspiration
    You realize I now want to test my own iPod cables and see if I, too, can qualify as an “unrecognized device.”
    But I don’t have any urge to eat feathers. Just sayin’.

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  10. alden’s my inspiration
    You realize I now want to test my own iPod cables and see if I, too, can qualify as an “unrecognized device.”
    But I don’t have any urge to eat feathers. Just sayin’.

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  11. alden’s my inspiration
    You realize I now want to test my own iPod cables and see if I, too, can qualify as an “unrecognized device.”
    But I don’t have any urge to eat feathers. Just sayin’.

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  12. alden’s my inspiration
    You realize I now want to test my own iPod cables and see if I, too, can qualify as an “unrecognized device.”
    But I don’t have any urge to eat feathers. Just sayin’.

    Reply

  13. Wow. Part of me thinks you need to go pop that cable back into his mouth and capture the moment for posterity.

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  14. Wow. Part of me thinks you need to go pop that cable back into his mouth and capture the moment for posterity.

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  15. Wow. Part of me thinks you need to go pop that cable back into his mouth and capture the moment for posterity.

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  16. Wow. Part of me thinks you need to go pop that cable back into his mouth and capture the moment for posterity.

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  17. Wow. Part of me thinks you need to go pop that cable back into his mouth and capture the moment for posterity.

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  18. Wow. Part of me thinks you need to go pop that cable back into his mouth and capture the moment for posterity.

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  19. Ha! We had the exact same experience with a baby and a USB cable. Unrecognized device, indeed.

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  20. Ha! We had the exact same experience with a baby and a USB cable. Unrecognized device, indeed.

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  21. Ha! We had the exact same experience with a baby and a USB cable. Unrecognized device, indeed.

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  22. Ha! We had the exact same experience with a baby and a USB cable. Unrecognized device, indeed.

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  23. Ha! We had the exact same experience with a baby and a USB cable. Unrecognized device, indeed.

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  24. Ha! We had the exact same experience with a baby and a USB cable. Unrecognized device, indeed.

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  25. unrecognized device
    Bwahahahahahahaha!
    Though wait for him to start singing abruptly!

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  26. unrecognized device
    Bwahahahahahahaha!
    Though wait for him to start singing abruptly!

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  27. unrecognized device
    Bwahahahahahahaha!
    Though wait for him to start singing abruptly!

    Reply

  28. unrecognized device
    Bwahahahahahahaha!
    Though wait for him to start singing abruptly!

    Reply

  29. unrecognized device
    Bwahahahahahahaha!
    Though wait for him to start singing abruptly!

    Reply

  30. unrecognized device
    Bwahahahahahahaha!
    Though wait for him to start singing abruptly!

    Reply

  31. Re: Camera
    This is one of my many fantasies!
    I’m actually trying to come up with a good system to leave a camera running at home while I’m at work so that I can see Alden during the day.

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  32. Re: alden’s my inspiration
    Did you do it? I am tempted EVERY DAY.

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  33. I am not as electric
    …I am embarrassed to say that yes, I did try, and there was no cool message from my computer. There was, however, an electronic tingly feeling on my tongue.

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  34. Posted by Anonymous on August 2, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    I’m still tempted. I may try it myself.

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