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Beware: Out-of-Control Pregnant Woman!

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Mom-to-Be: It all started with an impulsive trip to Lowe's, my having awakened to the thought that, come hell or high water, I had to paint the nursery that day -- no exceptions! I was twenty weeks pregnant, and time was running out! And it all ended with a catastrophic meltdown that made Britney Spears' head-shaving incident look tame and unmemorable by comparison.

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Let's just say that since becoming pregnant, I have found that my need for control has spun out of control. I do realize that it's somewhat ridiculous to want to decide whether my husband should wear flat-front or pleated pants (flat, thank you very much), or what television shows everyone in the house has to watch (I'm sorry, but "Bethenny Getting Married?" marathons never get old). But it wasn't until my painting-the-nursery meltdown that I decided that my need for control was turning me into Bossy Betty on Crack. 


After two hours of painstakingly debating the pros and cons of Mystic Green vs. Martian Green, I left Lowe's with a gallon of the Martian -- my husband's choice. (I caved in a weak moment, having decided that the cheeseburger I planned to get on the way home was more important.) But as we drove away, visions of Mystic Green -- the paint left behind -- danced in my head, and I started to second-guess my rare decision to give up control.

I held it together as we taped the walls and prepped the room. But as soon as the paint was opened, poured into the bin and brushed onto the wall, I lost my mind. The green was too fluorescent. Way too bright. Awful. Dreadful. My baby would think it had been born into some '80s pop-band video. I fell to my knees into a pool of the now-enemy paint, clinging to the roller brush for dear life, tears flowing down my cheeks. "This is all your fault," I sobbed to my husband. "I knew we should've gone with Mystic Green! The nursery is ruined. NOW WHAT?!"

My award-winning husband, whom I will never be able to repay for all he has endured (thus far), simply grinned at me and said, "We go back to Lowe's and get the other green. It's not the end of the world."

"Oh," I replied sheepishly. "I hadn't thought of that."

And in that moment, I decided that maybe getting a little help along the way wasn't such a bad thing after all.


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7 comments so far | Post a comment now
Liz Fenton September 29, 2010, 7:49 AM

Ha! That’s how I was too-Hang in there!

J. Goldbach September 29, 2010, 7:56 AM

Too funny, Lisa! So did you repaint the nursery?!

Tiffany September 29, 2010, 8:23 AM

Way to funny! I had a melt down because I stepped in mud and ruined my new shoes. I was balling while scrubbing them……

Rachel September 29, 2010, 8:26 PM

Hahhaha. Finally an uplifting article from MomLogic! Thanks for the laughs. :) Green is a TOUGH color. I always struggle with it.

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