Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Say It Isn't So!

I typically do not post on the weekend, but I do try to post on Mondays. I just didn't feel like it yesterday.

I arrived to work yesterday morning to the dreaded email from the LSAC. I did as poorly as I thought on my LSAT. I knew it was coming so, I really didn't fool myself. After the choke session I had, I knew there was no recovering, but I tried to push through anyway. Of course, until you see it on paper, it is easy to pretend it isn't there. So, what now? I've been waffling about that since I took the exam. I'm never this indecisive about such things. I have a lot of friends telling me that this indecision is a clue. I think they might be correct. I'm starting to think that I just need to step back for a while. I don't know. See! Bleah! Now that I've gotten that out, I'll tell you about my weekend. :)

Friday night, our Anniversary, was delightful. We had a nice dinner at home (french onion soup, bacon-wrapped fillet, twice baked potato, grilled asparagus and strawberry shortcake). It was so good. Sydney enjoyed it also. :)

Saturday, Marc slept for most of the morning (he worked a night shift). Sydney and I got up, got dressed and headed to Starbucks. We ordered a blueberry muffin, egg sandwich, decaf vanilla mocha and a chocolate milk. We drove to the park near our house and ate our breakfast while we watched the deer congregate. We stayed for over an hour. The deer had started to scatter back into the trees and Syd was bored. :) It was such a nice time with her. We went home and played until daddy got up. We all had lunch and did some chores. It is funny, but I'm drawing a blank. I don't know what we did after that or what we had for dinner that day. Strange.

Probably the biggest event of the weekend was moving Sydney to her "big girl" room. We put the new bedding on the bed and moved her clothes. She slept there soundly on Saturday and Sunday. Last night, she decided not to sleep in the big girl bed. She ended up sleeping in her crib last night. I'm glad we decided to make the switch early. It looks like it might be quite an adjustment.

Sunday was a terrible afternoon and very frustrating. Sydney refused to take a nap the entire weekend and she was exceptionally obstinate on Sunday afternoon. I had a really hard time with her. So much so that I wanted to lock myself in my office and cry. What do you do when they just WON'T LISTEN??? Marc and I are trying so hard not spank. We were both spanked and we were fine, but we've just decided to try a different approach. We've just hit a rough patch and we are not, I am not, sure how to deal with the 'tude! I'm sure we'll get it figured out, but until we do, I'm left trying to keep my cool. I have a HOT temper so, that is very difficult. Sydney and I are VERY MUCH alike! :)

Well, just in case you were wondering, the weekend ended just fine. Sydney and I called a truce. We blew bubbles outside and made chicken salad. I tucked her into her bed after her bath and she was asleep before I turned out the light. The weekend ended with the same sweet angel I shared my egg sandwich with in the park on Saturday morning. Isn't it just simply amazing how much you love your kids?

7 comments:

Ruhiyyih Rose said...

I think Syd doesn't want to take a nap because she doesn't want to miss that fun she is having with you! It sounds like a delightful weekend - that picnic is a great idea! :)

Christie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your test results. Maybe after the baby comes you'll be able to try again. I know when I'm pregnant my brain is good for nothing. Glad you had a nice weekend too.

Sabrina said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! I know how you feel on the spanking! It's hard. We do alot of time outs in the highchair for our little guy because he hates it and he can't get out! LOL Seems to work well. ;)

Tiburon said...

Sounds like a emotional roller coaster of a weekend. I am sorry that the LSAT met your expectations - I was hoping you were just being hard on yourself. The anniversary dinner sounds delish! I feel you on the Sydney situation. I think the ages of 18 months to about 3 are impossible. The kids are so darn stubborn and it is hard to find those discipline tactics that actually work. We are Love and Logic parents and it is difficult to be logical with a toddler! (It works when they are older...but toddler years are rough)

I missed a post from you yesterday :)

Bonita said...

Ruhiyyih is right about Syd not wanting to miss out on the stimulation of the household. Now, if you were all to take a nap at that time - yes, you too, - she'd be yawning within minutes. I did that with my kids, and they napped. Bedtime was the same - when the lights are out, there is nothing else to do but crawl into bed. (On camping trips this is especially noticable at 'darktime'...one doesn't stay up when the fire has gone out.)

Toni Lou said...

Oh my gosh, can you come and make dinner for us? Much less would my kids enjoy any of that. I don't cater to their tastes, but still it sounds yummy. As for your LSATs, I'm sorry. I think it's a sign too. :) Relax and enjoy your children. They are only babies once. I miss those times. I hate to tell you but... if you think you have it tough with Syd now? Just wait. Morgan and I have been butting heads for over three years now. We are from the same mold. The same one I'd like to break. :) She is everything my mother wished upon me. But I love her and relate to her the best. I miss my cute little toddler....

Jess T said...

Toni, of course! :) We actually should try to get together sometime. It seems like it has been forever!

I'm definitely focusing on the positive side of the bummer, playing with Syd. I couldn't help but think about how nice it was to be working on her costume last night instead of studying. I've done it for so long...I guess I can take a small break. :)