Sunday, April 17, 2011

Failure Eminent!

Okay.. so :) with good intentions, we began to realize that the timing of our challenge (as in time of day) was inconvenient. Extended eye contact was cake and 10 minutes of it seemed to fly by. Even our catch-up days of 30 minute eye contact (when I happened to fall asleep at night with Sully) went really well.

But...however, the evening (say 10:00) time slot after the kids fall asleep was not the best target time. The kids would either take longer to fall asleep than normal. Or, I would fall asleep with Sullivan and wake up around 12:00 (okay! lets get our eye contact in at midnight...). We need to rethink when we are going to plan the execution of our challenge, play time? During sesame street for 10 minutes?... we are reviewing the situation!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Oh Geez... AGAIN!

Seriously.  We're like 10ish days into our first Twenty-One Day Challenge and we already can't seem to keep up!  We do go to bed pretty late so I guess we have to give Ryan some credit.  We're tired.  We yawn a lot during our 11:50pm stare-athons.  But I really don't want to do another 30 minute round!

It went pretty well -the last one that is.  Not excruciating.  :)  Our eyes were dry and the dog chewed up a toy because she knows she can get away with anything now.  It's really odd to yell at the dog while gazing into your love's eyes. 

I think now that we've done quite a few 10 min rounds and one 30 minute one I can say that the perfect (weird) date would include about 15-20 minutes of continuous eye contact.  I kind of feel cut off as I'm really settling in when that buzzer goes at ten minutes.

So tonight, again, we have a 30 minute date.  Did I say, "again?" 

Oh yeah, and we're buying a condo.  :) 
...So we should have some pretty interesting conversation, right???

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Oh Geez...

I am nervous.  Kinda nervous-excited maybe?  Thirty minutes of eye contact coming up in about three hours!!!

I feel like there's something I should do to get ready.  Liiiiike a singer warms up before a concert.   Haha!  I should start staring at people out my window as they walk by on this super beautiful spring day or glare myself down in the mirror.   :)

Look out Ryan!  If there's a winner tonight it's sooo going to be ME!  :) 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Ryan is a Slacker...

and a Sleeper!  When Ryan puts Sullivan to bed he often falls asleep right along with him.  And it is really hard to get Ryan to wake up once he falls asleep.

Last night he fell asleep and we hadn't had our staring contest yet!  I really tried to wake him up but gave up and decided that today we would have a 20 minute session.  *When you're the only one awake, you get to make up the rules.  :) 

I've been really excited about it all day!  10 minutes was challenging the first time but after only 4 sessions I'm actually kinda bummed when the timer goes off.  Ten minutes goes by quickly!  20 minutes would be really hard but really awesome!

And again, Ryan is sleeping.  I've tried three times to get him up.  He even had a coffee before he started Sully's bedtime routine.  And he has not completed our challenge.   Dun, Dun, DUN.

Apparently we need some rules for our Twenty-one Day Challenges.  What are the consequences of missing a day?  Is thirty minutes of continuous eye contact even possible???  Right now this is all I can think of.  Thirty minutes is going to be really, really hard.  Really hard!  Oy.