Day 17 of The Melissa Gorga Experiment didn’t start out so great.
My darling baby boy went from sleeping 11 hours per night (at 6 weeks old) to suddenly being up two, three, or four times a night in the past few weeks. Last night was especially rough- he was up at 11:30, 2:30, 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00.
So I was understandably in a sleep-deprived foul mood.
My two-year-old even said, “I want Mommy to go to work and Daddy to stay home.”
I was too exhausted to do anything all day. Every time I thought about cleaning or making dinner, the lure of my bed and soap operas beckoned.
I texted my husband to warn him:
My husband chose to ignore this text, either as a silent protest against my using a hashtag in a text to him or simply because he knows whatever he writes may end up in my blog.
A lovely Twitter follower tweeted me some encouragement:
A quick look in my freezer showed: tilapia, breastmilk, frozen veggie scraps (for making broth), ice-pops, and waffles. Umm, where are all the ready-made dinners that people always talk about having stored in their freezers?? And why don’t I have any??
Leftovers it is! Luckily, they were relatively decent leftovers. My mom had made us penne with vodka sauce the night before. I added to that some of the rotisserie chicken from Monday night (the gift that keeps on giving!).
I then grabbed the vacuum and did a once-over of the floors and carpet. (Sidenote: I can’t rave enough about my lightweight BISSELL Lift-Off Floors & More Pet vacuum. I used to use a broom to clean all the hardwood floors and tiles. Now I realize that sweeping’s for suckers.)
Before I had time to finish, who do I hear pulling in the driveway at 5:15? My husband.
So typical- he comes home early when I am not ready.
I had not spruced myself up. I had not cleaned the litter. Or set the table.
Thankfully, my husband didn’t seem to mind. To be honest, I think what is making him happiest about this experiment is the fact that I am being pleasant instead of whiny and combative.
Well, that and my shaved legs.
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