Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Standoff

Wyatt is a sweet, beautiful little boy. However he has inherited some attributes from his mother that she wished would have skipped a generation ;) Stubbornness runs rampant through this child. So just this morning there has been an ongoing standoff with him. He refuses to take his timeout, so we have refused to give him his breakfast. I know it sounds kind of mean, but he just needs to sit for 2 silly minutes and then he can have all the delights Saturday morning breakfasts bring. He is testing us and trying to stand his ground. Well something he doesn't realize is that I invented stubbornness, ask Brian if you don't believe me. Its not something I'm proud of. Nonetheless, we will not surrender. He has been up in his room tearing his bed apart; ripping his diaper off and peeing on the carpet (that was so much fun to clean up); and periodically screaming. When we go to try to reason with him and tell him all he needs to do is go in timeout he shakes his head and screams "NO". So there we are, my two year old has some MAJOR attitude and is testing us in any way shape and form. Wish us luck that our mission is accomplished. And good luck to all of you out there with 2 years olds with attitudes. May the force be with you ;)

Update: There was a cease fire. On account that Wyatt fell asleep in the midst of his pile of blankets. I guess he needed a little rest because he apologized for his affense (dumping his cup of water on our table during breakfast that morning) so all was well and he ended up eating a delightful bowl of cheerios with a touch of extra honey. He's been a better listener since then as well!!!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


I am such a romantic. I love that I married a man that is the most romantic. I love the fact that I am in "LOVE". I also love the way it feels to fall in love. It is no wonder that I absolutely without a doubt LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the "Twilight" series by Stephenie Meyer. So this last week I started them on 26th and finished "Eclipse" today. "Obsessed Much" are the words that come to mind. I could not put those books down. I'm so embarrassed.

My poor men suffered the most. Rory and Wyatt's lack of motherly attention struck a sour note with them. Of course the immaculate house normally seen at the end of the day for Brian ceased to exist. I know that Brian is happy that the books are finally read and done.

I loved each book. I wanted more when I read the last page of "Eclipse". What a magnificent love story. Edward and Bella to me are the "new" Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth. I love the way Edward made Bella feel like she was the most beautiful creature that ever walked the earth. Even though she felt like she was plain, clumsy and ordinary. I felt like I could relate. At least in my life I have felt ordinary and plain. But my "Edward" Brian always makes me feel that no other is more beautiful in his eyes. Even when I balloon into a whale when I am nine months pregnant. I'm so glad to have true love in my life. I'm so sappy!! But I love it.

I'm glad to be done with the books for the sanity of my family, but it would have been nice for her to finish the story of Edward and Bella instead dragging it on to another book that won't be out for another year. Oh well I guess I will have to move back to real life again, and wait like everyone else for the next one. I recommend these books to anyone and everyone!!! They are extremely well written and for me to read over 1800 pages in the span of a little over a week has to be some kind of small miracle. I don't read that fast.

Rebecca and Shelley thanks for recommending these books to me. If you couldn't tell, I had a blast reading them.