Saturday Vince had gone to an auction with Chad and Nicole. Addie had been swimming and I thought she might want to take a nap but she didn’t. I felt bad and wanted to take a quick nap. I bribed the child and it bit me on the butt.
I told her she would watch YouTube on my laptop if she would sit quietly and let me take a nap. Oh, yes! My laptop! She really wanted to do that.
I explained to her that this is my computer that has EVERYTHING on it so please don’t do anything but watch YouTube and I put it on her YouTube videos that we’ve saved for her.
I slept and when I got up after about a 30 minute nap, the laptop was closed and sitting on the table. Everything seemed good. Later, I went to use it and I sometimes have to sign in with a password. The laptop wanted a password. I typed it in. No. I tried again. No.
Me: Addie, did you have to sign in with a password?
Addie: Yes. I closed it and when I opened it again, it wanted a password.
Me: What did you do?
Addie: I tried to type it in and it wouldn’t let me so I pushed another button and typed something else and it worked.
Me: You didn’t have to do anything with my phone? (because there’s usually a verification on the phone)
Addie: Yes. You got a message so I typed “yes”. (Yes is the magic word to change the password on my laptop)
Me: I think you added another password. Do you remember what it was?
Addie: No. I didn’t look at the keys. Our teacher told us not to look at the keys when we type.
OK! I could add a whole new password but without knowing the last password but by doing that, all my other passwords are lost and any data not synced with other devices is lost.
Every password I have was stored in this laptop (probably not safe!) and I have no idea what most of them are. Every single thing I’ve done has required a multi-step process to reset the password since I don’t know what the old passwords were.
Addie said “You look like you’re angry with me.” I told her .. I’m not angry with you, I’m angry at myself. I didn’t tell I was angry at myself for trusting a 7 year old with a computer that has so much info on it that I need. I simply said “I’m angry that I don’t remember my passwords.”