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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Children = Entropy


This is why I don't have more than 2 kids. This is how my living room looked after 2 five year olds and 2 three year olds took over and held me hostage in the bathroom. They could have at least banished me to the kitchen where there was wine.

My friend Caroline posted on Facebook about how her kids schemed every night about ways to wreck her clean house. A commenter left a remark that children equal entropy. I failed physics and pretty much every science class I ever took (I am really the only Indian in the whole world who is bad at math and science.) so I looked up the definition. Entropy: a measure of the disorder of a system. Systems tend to go from a state of order (low entropy) to a state of maximum disorder (high entropy). Mac Daddy and I = low entropy. Add children to the equation, FOUR of them, and you clearly have high entropy. They can't help it; it's a physical law just like gravity.

Oh hell, let's be honest, it doesn't take four kids to wreak such havoc. One can do that in a matter of seconds with the right super hero powers at play.
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5 comments:

The Cube Monkey said...

why do you think I have apologized to my mother? Widowed at the age of 35 with 4 kids under the age of 14? BLAAHHHH!!! I'm sure we drove her wacko!
This would also be part of the reason we stopped at "one". "one and done"!

abbyjess said...

My house looks like this at the end of the day and I only have 1 kiddo. I feel like all I do all day is walk around reassembling the wreckage.

The Over-Thinker said...

Is it bad that all I can do is drool over your cabinetry and wood floors??

ilinap said...

One more thing, the lamp on the left...it's broken. Shattered into millions of pieces thanks to a rugged game of muscle flexing rescue hero.

dadshouse said...

I'm a single dad, and we fired our housecleaner because my kids said they'd help do chores if I paid them.

Which means, we have high entropy for two weeks at a time, we furiously clean and restore order, which lasts about a day, then we return to high entropy.

Clearly, I'm not a neat freak. But I'm okay with that. I add my part to the entropy mess.