I feel like the past few weeks of taking care of a newborn is like I’ve been participating in some mad scientist’s behavioral study.
- Step 1 – Deprive the subject of normal sleep for weeks on end, only allowing for short naps on a sporadic and non-routine basis. Observe subject’s loss of mental function.
- Step 2 – Make the subject attempt to perform everyday tasks in sleep deprived state. Subject may only use one hand at any time while using the other hand to corral a wiggly bundle. Observe subject’s lack of ability to problem solve and learn new skills.
- Step 3 – Occasionally reward subject with positive stimuli to continue the experiment. Baby head smell, chubby cheeks, wide blue eyes gazing into space and tiny fingers are all acceptable positive reinforcement. Observe cute baby. 🙂
Mmmm baby head smell… 🙂