Each new parent has video clips and thousands of pictures of their new pride and joy, especially if it’s the first child who has graced your presence. There must be some kind of bug that infects the parents the moment the little baby comes into this world. When our first child arrived, we video taped her daily to make sure we captured the ever quickly changing child. There was never a special moment missed. In fact, every day of her first year is captured on tape if only briefly. Then the second child arrived just 15 months after the first child was born.
We did try to keep up with the taping but when you throw in the challenge of packing up of a household and moving to another country within the next five months, the video taping can be almost impossible. I still have the video camera although I haven’t used it in the last seven or eight years. I also have all the video tapes. I’m thinking that perhaps one day I’ll dig out the camera and the tapes and see if I can get them transferred to a DVD. Then perhaps, I will keep that DVD hidden away until some daring boy comes along and thinks he can sweep my baby off to who knows where. His first assignment to prove whether he is worthy of her will be to watch that entire DVD. I’m sure that if the pictures of the entire body covered in food don’t turn him off, and the shot of the power puke reaching from one end of the room to the other doesn’t work, he may be just the right guy for her.
All those pictures and videos are little treasures that if not viewed, are really not treasures at all. However, The Home Automation Store (x10.com) has produced an X10 Showtime Wireless Digital Photo/Video Viewer Kit which allows you to view your videos and photos on television from your computer. With the help of the Powermid remote control extender, you can watch/view those pictures without ever leaving your lazy boy. Oh yes, these would be classic items to have. When hot-boy comes over to pick up darling daughter, flip the switch and let him view her during her finest hours. I guarantee you; you’ll be the only one who sees her as a darling. When that awesome picture of a line of drool hanging down out of her mouth comes on, let’s see how thirsty lover boy can be.
Ah, yes. Parenting is inflicting revenge upon your child for what your parents did to you. Seems a bit odd that it works that way but it’s been going on for centuries and doesn’t look like it’s going to stop anytime soon. Let this be fair warning to my two daughters.