A Wordless Post As The Keyboard Is Skrewed

posted in: IPPP, Monkey My Son, Toddler 106 comments

Guess whih keys are ot workig??

I leae you with this photo – a stripey-soked toddler.

It’s strage to put up a post that looks like a 5 year old wrote it.

What the hell.

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Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and DrGreene.com. She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

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  • February 22, 2012 Bonnie Way

    I hate it when my computer stops working… today the screen just turned off on me. I had to read for a while until my hubby woke up and fixed it. Hope you get your keyboard fixed soon! That is such a cute pic of your son. πŸ™‚
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    • February 22, 2012 Alison

      Of course things go wrong when the husband, the IT guy is away πŸ™‚ I think it’s time for a new laptop heh.

  • February 22, 2012 Practical Parenting

    Really, really cute…even with the missing letters πŸ™‚
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    • February 22, 2012 Alison

      I figured the cute picture would distract people from the text! (yay it worked!)

  • February 22, 2012 Jessica

    My k and z were not working on my last laptop. It sucked.
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    • February 22, 2012 Alison

      My laptop keyboard is now missing z, x, c,v, b, n and f. There are many words I can’t type!! (before you ask, I’m using our home PC now hehe)

  • February 22, 2012 Ann

    I hope your computer keyboard works again soon because you’re a brilliant writer….heck, this is brilliant, too!

    …and adorable!
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    • February 22, 2012 Alison

      Aw, shucks, thanks Ann! I think it’s time to retire my laptop (hint hint, husband!)!

  • February 22, 2012 Stasha

    Oh my, he looks so cute and grown up πŸ™‚ hope your keyboard recovers soon…
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    • February 22, 2012 Alison

      He’s all long limbed now, isn’t he? I think my keyboard is dead πŸ™‚

      • February 22, 2012 Stasha

        Yep, it is like you stretched him πŸ™‚ RIP keyboard…
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  • February 22, 2012 Mark

    I read it just fine. And had you not pointed out the missing letters, I never would have noticed.
    That boy of yours is a cutie!
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    • February 22, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Mark!!

  • February 22, 2012 tracy

    Finally figured out what soked meant. duh. xo
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    • February 23, 2012 Alison

      Hee! I hope you were thinking socked πŸ˜‰

  • February 22, 2012 Mirjam

    Sorry, I know that must be really frustrating, but I got a good laugh out of it! I hope you get it fixed soon!
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    • February 23, 2012 Alison

      I’m glad you did! No fixing, I’m afraid, it was too far gone anyway, so here I am, using an awesome MacBook Air! (go, Monkey!)

  • February 22, 2012 JDaniel4's Mom

    This would be so frustrating!
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    • February 23, 2012 Alison

      It was, fortunately my husband came through on a temporary replacement pretty quickly πŸ™‚

  • February 22, 2012 liz

    This is kinda fun to read! Ha!

    So sorry for your keyboard troubles. And thanks for linking up with #iPPP!
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    • February 23, 2012 Alison

      Hehe, mission accomplished!

  • February 22, 2012 Pop

    How can you get mad at that face? You an’t.
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    • February 23, 2012 Alison

      And you’re absolutely right!

  • February 22, 2012 RoryBore

    our old laptop is also missing several letters and the ones that remain are definitely “Sticky”….meaning someone “soked” something on it at some point. it is soley used for watching DVD’s in the upstairs living room now. and that’s not even a sure thing!
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    • February 23, 2012 Alison

      Heh at least you’re still using it! πŸ™‚

  • February 22, 2012 Katie E

    How frustrating – but I’m glad you posted it anyway.

    He’s looking so grown up! It’s crazy how they can just suddenly stop looking like babies one day. Or at least it’s always seemed sudden to me.
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    • February 23, 2012 Alison

      I see him everyday and I’m still astounded at how grown up he looks overnight!

  • February 22, 2012 Kristen

    He looks so big all of a sudden to me. Oh my goodness, when you bring your new baby home you won’t believe how grown up Monkey will look. So many wonderful moments ahead of you!
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    • February 23, 2012 Alison

      I know, he’ll look positively gigantic!

  • February 22, 2012 Missy

    Well, that’s pretty stinking funny! Hope you get it fixed soon for your own sanity!
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    • February 23, 2012 Alison

      Hehe. There’s no fixing it, the laptop is pretty old so it’s retirement time. I’m using a fancy MacBook Air now (yippee!).

  • February 22, 2012 Emily

    I love this post. So hilarious. Way to keep,going even when things aren’t working!
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    • February 23, 2012 Alison

      I do try! πŸ™‚

  • February 23, 2012 JamieAnne

    That is such a happy stripe socked cutie!
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    • February 23, 2012 Alison

      He was having fun, yes!!

  • February 23, 2012 Christina

    That cracks me up. I have had that problem before and it pisses me off to no end. You boy is so cute by the way.
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    • February 23, 2012 Alison

      Yeah it was really frustrating! Fortunately my husband came home in time from his trip and gave me a temporary laptop (which is much better than my old one).

  • February 23, 2012 My Inner Chick

    O My Gosh,
    What will you do, Mama A?

    Can you go a day without your computer?

    At least your camera works. That kid is CUTE as heck.Xx
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    • February 23, 2012 Alison

      We are very lucky we have many computers around the house and the husband came through with a temporary (probably permanent as I LOVE this MacBook) solution. Thank goodness for camera phones!

  • February 23, 2012 Betsy

    Sorry your keyboard isn’t working…but.. that was kind of funny. =)
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    • February 23, 2012 Alison

      I try to find the best out of a bad situation πŸ™‚

  • February 23, 2012 Mrs. Weber

    Haha, love that you still wrote this despite the lack of keys – it’s comical coming from you – a gal who never has one single error in her posts!

    And where did the little chubby legs go?! I can’t believe how big monkey is looking these days…such a little boy and no longer a baby πŸ™
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    • February 23, 2012 Alison

      It was kinda liberating actually! πŸ™‚

      The chubby legs are long gone, sigh.

  • February 23, 2012 Elaine

    Sorry about your wonky keyboard. And, um… where did the big boy come from?! πŸ˜‰
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    • February 23, 2012 Alison

      It’s like he grew up overnight!!

  • February 23, 2012 Life As Wife

    Did he pull of the buttons?

    Haha what if you had to write an entire blog around the fact that your kiddo messed up your computer?! I think you’re on to something!
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    • February 23, 2012 Alison

      Worse, he sprayed water on part of the keyboard!

      I think it would be incredibly frustration and funny if I were to write an entire blog post without the letters F, N, B and C πŸ™‚

  • February 23, 2012 Natalie

    Oh no! Seriously though he looks like he is 5 in this pic!
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    • February 23, 2012 Alison

      I know, right??

  • February 23, 2012 Kristin

    1. Your post does look like a 5YO wrote it, which is hilarious. But even more hilarious is the fact that, “What the hell,” is perfectly fine. πŸ™‚

    2. Speaking of 5YO’s, Monkey looks like he is! When did he get so big???
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    • February 23, 2012 Alison

      Hah I know, lucky me all the letters for What the hell work!

      He got big overnight. Hold me.

  • February 23, 2012 Jessica

    I love this! And that picture? Priceless! He’s gotten so big!
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    • February 23, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Jessica! He’s a BOY now, help.

  • February 23, 2012 Galit Breen

    Hee! Well done, woman!

    (And ohmygoodness your little guy looks BIG here!!)
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    • February 24, 2012 Alison

      Hee, thanks Galit!!

  • February 23, 2012 Leighann

    Oh no!!!
    love that you posted anyway!!
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    • February 24, 2012 Alison

      Thank goodness it was a Wednesday!

  • February 23, 2012 Runnermom-jen

    He looks so grown up!! And how the heck did your keyboard get so screwed up? That sucks.
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    • February 24, 2012 Alison

      The toddler sprayed water on the keyboard while we were er, Skyping with his dad during bathtime. The toddler’s bathtime that is!

  • February 23, 2012 Lindsay

    Uh-Oh… stickey keys. Not good.
    But this picture? A-DOR-able. πŸ™‚ He is so friggin’ cute!
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    • February 24, 2012 Alison

      They aren’t just sticky, they totally crapped out! (and thank you, he is!)

  • February 23, 2012 By Word of Mouth Musings

    OMgoodness, did he just sprout up overnight!
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    • February 24, 2012 Alison

      It would certainly appear so!

  • February 23, 2012 Leslie

    Haha! How frustrating…hopefully it can be remedied quickly and easily! Adorable photo!
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    • February 24, 2012 Alison

      It was frustrating! I just switched laptops πŸ™‚

  • February 23, 2012 Jamie

    Haha… I don’t think I could have done it. Patty Perfect would be having a fit! This would be a great challenge though… we should get rid of one key a week and see what happens!
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    • February 24, 2012 Alison

      Haha no, that would drive me crazy!

  • February 23, 2012 Brittany

    He is getting so big! And I just laughed so hard. Love it!
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    • February 24, 2012 Alison

      Hee! Thanks Brittany! And yes, yes he is. *sob*

  • February 23, 2012 Kimberly

    Hs such a cuti! He lks so gron up hr!
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    • February 24, 2012 Alison

      Ok admit it, how long did it take you to type that?

  • February 23, 2012 Blond Duck

    Did you try cleaning it out? That happens with mine sometimes.
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    • February 24, 2012 Alison

      I did and it didn’t work. It was time to retire the laptop anyway!

  • February 23, 2012 Barb-The Empty Nest Mom

    Yeah – what the hell? five year olds are adorable – why not?
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    • February 24, 2012 Alison

      He’s 2 going on 5 physically. Stop time someone!

  • February 23, 2012 Ado

    Yes it is strage. (-;

    • February 24, 2012 Alison

      Indeed it is! πŸ™‚

  • February 23, 2012 Barb-The Empty Nest Mom

    just wanted to let you know I linked to your letter to all girls post a few days ago – http://www.theemptynestmom.com/2012/02/20/what-will-you-look-like-in-10-years/. I loved what you had to say and knew my readers would too.

    • February 24, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Barbara!

  • February 23, 2012 grace

    super cute. what a doll! =)

    • February 24, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Grace!

  • February 23, 2012 Kimberly

    Well at least it works…mine died…we’re still trying to retrieve all the pictures. Thank goodness for my laptop.
    He is getting so big. What a cutie!!
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    • February 24, 2012 Alison

      It was as good as dead anyway, I got a Macbook Air to use now so no complaining from me!!

      They do grow up quick, don’t they?

  • February 24, 2012 Anna

    adorable photo! who needs the letter n? totally over-rated.
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    • February 24, 2012 Alison

      Heh. Without the N, you’d be Aa πŸ™‚

  • February 24, 2012 Lady Jennie

    Woah!! He just got really big really fast. Did you notice it? Look at his face!

    Maybe because he knows a little “bout de chou” is coming so he needs to grow up. (That means piece of cabbage and indicated anything cute, usually babies).
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    • February 24, 2012 Alison

      He’s lost all this baby fat!

  • February 24, 2012 Rach (DonutsMama)

    LOL. Uh-oh about the keyboard. Cute pic though!
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    • February 24, 2012 Alison

      Yeah goodbye faithful Dell – hello sweet MacBook Air!

  • February 24, 2012 Bruna

    At first, I thought you were writing your post while drunk. Had to laugh when I realized you weren’t πŸ˜›

    Love how big your little man is getting!
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    • February 24, 2012 Alison

      I don’t drink so I can’t even blame alchohol!

  • February 24, 2012 julie gardner

    Love this post.

    So muh.
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    • February 24, 2012 Alison

      Love you so muh.

  • February 24, 2012 Sweaty

    That has happened to me half a dozen times with my Blackberry keyboard. And every time, it would annoy me to death! But that pic of Monkey Boy more than makes up for all the missing letters πŸ˜‰
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    • February 25, 2012 Alison

      That’s what I’d hoped! πŸ™‚

  • February 25, 2012 KLZ

    I want his socks. So cute!

    He, on the other hand, is much more than cute
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    • February 25, 2012 Alison

      Y’know, with you being so tiny and all now, those socks will probably fit you πŸ™‚

      (he is growing up so fast!)

  • February 26, 2012 Jen (Sticky Note Queen)

    What a cutie he is! Good luck with your coming addition too! Thank you for visiting me on my SITS Day! Please come back anytime.

    • February 26, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Jen, and for dropping by! πŸ™‚

  • February 27, 2012 Just Jennifer

    Ohmigosh, Alison. Your Monkey looks so big here!
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    • February 27, 2012 Alison

      I know! *sob*

  • February 27, 2012 Barbara

    Your boy is absolutely gorgeous!!
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    • February 29, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Barbara!

  • February 29, 2012 francerants

    just catching up, decided to comment on this post. because it is so damn fun!!

    also wondering how you think monkey will react to the new baby?
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    • February 29, 2012 Alison

      Hee, thanks France!

      I honestly have no idea what the Monkey will be like when the baby gets here in just over 2 months. I’m hoping he’ll be er, nice?

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