ABOUT ME

About me: I'm 40 and added another gherkin to our pickle party of a family. My husband Chuck, our 8-year-old Junior, our 5-year-old Everett, our baby and I live in a town in Connecticut I affectionately call Mulletville Lite (aka my childhood hometown). My friends call me Nutjob, and they're right. In my husband's spare time he dresses up as a Viking and chases ghosts (and I'm the nutjob?). When I'm not busy working as a graphic designer, I lie in a ball in the corner.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Surprisingly there's good shit on TV at 3 am

So wow. The newborn + toddler thing is kicking my ass. We didn't get dressed today. We had pancakes for dinner. I think it snowed, but I never got a chance to look out the window because I was busy doing something. I have no idea what that something was because I am totally out-of-my-mind exhausted.

Oh right, I breastfed while playing with Play-Doh. I don't recommend it.

I'm going to bed now. Chuck has the 10 pm - 1 am shift. Three hours of uninterrupted sleep feels like seven.

Or three. No, two actually. Oh, who am I kidding? It's like fricken half a cat nap.

But. Did you know that all the good sit-coms are on in the middle of the night? It's true. Who's the Boss? and Coach are oddly comforting when you're in the middle of...yes, breastfeeding.

Minus the Play-Doh.

14 comments:

Jenni said...

I don't even remember the first year of Miles's life.

Get some sleep. Any sleep is better than no sleep. Hang in.

The Captain's Wife said...

All this talk of breast feeding can only mean happy=good=suck it Chuck's Aunt!

Glad overnight programming has improved~

Sparkling said...

Love Who's the Boss. You are so lucky to be up at an hour when it's on!!! 80s and early 90s sit coms are very comforting.

Mrs. Tuna said...

I got addicted to QVC during my midnight feedings.

Mama Badger said...

I always loved the fact that I got to see Cosby and Three's Company like they were new again when little o was born. Just remind yourself at 3:am how damn cute that baby is, and how fast they grow into obnoxious toddlers. Because 3:am with a teething toddler isn't half as cute.

kyooty said...

I watched a lot of old tv on nick at night, when i had my older two. With #1 I ws sitting in the rocker watch My 3 sons. (no forshadowing there?)

Frogs in my formula said...

I don't know about lucky...but the 80s sit-coms do make the time pass more quickly. Why, it's 5 am before I know it.

Pricilla said...

Cable TV is good for early AM viewing. Netflix downloadable is THE most brilliant invention since forever.

william2233 said...

Nice site, from a children author

NHGirl said...

My boys are now three and one & a half, and there are times we still don't get dressed. I'm pretty sure that's perfectly acceptable. :)

And pancakes for dinner? Holy cow, best idea ever. I'm using it tonight.

Jana said...

Oh, I remember the pain of a newborn and toddler well. You tell yourself--and others tell you--that it won't last forever, that your kid will eventually sleep, that you, too, will sleep again. But it feels like forever, especially in winter.

If only I'd known that Who's the Boss was on so late at night. I would have liked watching that.

rachel... said...

I can remember watching Saved by the Bell in the weeee hours of the early morning when my oldest was a newborn.

Does this mean nursing is going better for you?? :D

Sylvia said...

Probably better than Tyra... I kept running into Tyra marathons with my little guy. So glad it's going better!

Jeanne said...

Other than the sleep deprivation, sounds like life is better. Yay!