My biggest problem is that I'm constantly taking things away from the toddler that she shouldn't have, and putting them in the safest place near to where I am, so that she can't grab it back. So if I'm at my husband's computer, they might end up near the back of his desk. If I'm using my laptop on the couch, they might end up between the couch and the wall. If I'm in the kitchen, they go on a high counter. Etc. They are not necessarily logical places, just trying to play keep-away from the toddler. Then I can't find things. Yes, I should get up and put the thing away in the right place every time. But she's just so persistent. She dumps her cereal out in the kitchen, I'm cleaning that up, and meanwhile she's getting into something in the living room. Etc. So if I were to put things away every time, I'd barely be able to sit for a minute straight unless she's napping (and *then* she's taking her diaper off and making a mess in the crib, despite all the safety pins/packing tape/Velcro that I use to attempt to keep her diaper on). It just gets exhausting.
I did find my smartphone. Yay! I still need to figure out how it works, though. I went to a McD's with wifi the other day, and spent the entire time while my kids were playing in the play area trying to figure out how in the world you make it show you your *current* emails, as opposed to the emails from a month ago when you last turned it on. And I couldn't figure out how to access FB at all. Not entirely sure I'm smart enough for a smartphone! And I used to be so technologically literate, too.
I still haven't found the iPad, though, which grows increasingly frustrating. I had been really loving it and using it a lot, and I miss it. Plus my husband and I want it for a trip to England next month. I may have to spend a week tearing the house apart room by room.
And now I am also missing two schoolbooks: my oldest daughter's main math book, and my second daughter's "thinking skills" book. Which makes me wonder if I had the schoolbooks and iPad in a bag from our last Korean lesson or something, and I didn't unpack it and somehow lost track of the bag? Very puzzling.