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The Melissa Gorga Experiment: Day 17

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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:

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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:

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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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  • Beth P
    October 18, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Being pleasant rather than combative and whiny when husband comes home, now that’s a CRAZY idea… Hmmm…

    • The Naughty Mommy
      October 19, 2013 at 2:08 PM

      I wish I knew why my “default” mood was “bitchy.” It’s usually easier to be nice.

  • Beth P
    October 18, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Lots of food for thought in this series, love it!

    • The Naughty Mommy
      October 19, 2013 at 2:06 PM

      Thank you, Beth 🙂

  • Karina
    October 18, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    I would definitely stick with the kindness and positivity …. I know that affected my life in a very good way…. the old “do unto others…”

    • The Naughty Mommy
      October 19, 2013 at 2:05 PM

      Thanks for the encouragement, Karina!

  • Missy-in-NJ
    October 20, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    that’s the six-week growth spurt. there’s another in two weeks. sorry. it’s rough, been there.the next one’s not until three months. repeat after me: “tomorrow will be easier.”

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