Monday, September 29, 2008

I'm Sick

I'm sick today, both physically and emotionally.

An annoying sore throat and sinus thing came on kind of fast last night after dinner. I don't know what more I can say about it other than it's annoying. Clearly it's sapping my creative writing skills too, which is also...annoying.

I'm sick emotionally because Isaac was sobbing when I left him at pre-school today. That makes me sick, but I'm coming to the realization that I might need to take him out of pre-school and that also makes me sick.

I like a little free time each week, so sue me.

Each morning Isaac asks if it's a pre-school day. If I say yes he immediately begins whining and complaining about it. I've resorted to bribes in the form of money, candy and happy meals to get him to go. Each pre-school day, however, we are back at square one. He doesn't want to go.

Isaac is very easy going and fun to be around. Having him home during that time would be fine. But I still really like that 90 minutes I have to enjoy a little peace and quiet, or take care of an errand or write or read or take a nap.

IF! If I take Isaac out of pre-school, his tuition is almost exactly what it would cost for Jonah to take taekwondo lessons. Hmm. So this got me thinking that Jonah could do the thing he wants to do, and Isaac would not have to do the thing he didn't want to do. I believe this is what is called a "win/win" situation.


On a completely unrelated note, I have a word to say about these little candy pumpkins.

Why are they so good? Why can I not stop eating them until I have a sugar induced headache? Why do they sell them bulk at Winco for like a dollar and change a pound?

Why do I keep buying them?

Stop tormenting me candy pumpkins!

Update: Can you believe it? I spend 90 minutes beating myself up for dropping my kid off at pre-school and when I pick him up he's all smiles and says, "I changed my mind mom, I like pre-school and want to keep going." I asked if he would not complain about going each day and that he would not cry when I dropped him off and he said he would not ever do those things again. Except on the days he doesn't want to go.


Heather said...

This is a great post! I loved the update at the end--kids are finicky, aren't they?! My mom has told me the story many times of our next door neighbor's little boy (at the time) who would cry so much when mom was taking him to preschool that she would practically have to restrain him--the car seat was convenient at that point. Once he was there, he was fine...and he is a perfectly well-behaved & normal adult now. :) P.S. I too love those candy pumpkins--why'd you have to tell me they are cheap at WinCo???

Betty Grace said...

Sorry you're not feeling well. Funny about Isaac. Bring on the Halloween candy! :)

I-Shuan said...

I think that has to be the most beautiful picture of one of those pumpkin candies I've ever seen! Have you thought of going into photography in your spare time? :-)

Erika and Ryan said...

Yes, Halloween candy is the best!! Have you tried the pumpkin spice Hershey's kisses or the candy corn ones? So fun. Sorry you're sick. That's the pits. I can't believe illnesses are already starting to go around here. Here we go again!

Debbie said...

It's especially sad if your sick and it was such a beautiful day :(

I MISS halloween candy now...I hadn't thought of that yet...sigh

I've been wondering what cold/flu season is going to be like here since it never gets cold?

If he's having a hard time in pre-school and you let him stay home, does that mean he'll have a hard time and want to stay home from kindergarden? i guess by then he may be older and like school better?

Debbie said...

oh yeah...I also love the pumpkin candy photo! Awesome!

Emily Laing said...

I am a "horrible" mom as well. I need a little time to reconnect with myself. Have a quiet thought or blast the music...whatever I need. Hope you are feeling better. I could drop off some chicken soup?

megan said...

Those candy pumpkins are evil...I totally get the whole sugar induced headache for I get them often because of those pumpkins.

Gwen said...

I remember when I was little my mom put me in ballet and I hated it. I would complain about how dumb it was the whole way home. So my mom told me I could quit. Wouldn't you know that the day I started having fun was my last day of ballet lessons...Oh well!