Sunday, February 1, 2009

I Might Be On To Something

I love patterns, I love numbers, I love manipulating numbers and things into patterns. I love symmetry. I love palindromes. I love rhythm.

I love that growing up I had:
1 Grandma
1 Grandpa
1 Aunt
1 Uncle
1 Mom
1 Dad
1 Brother
1 Sister

I have:
1 Husband
and for the first 4.5 years of parenthood, I had 1 daughter and 1 son.

The kids birthdays are in order by months except for one small 18 day slip in August.
#1 Febuary
#2 May
#3 September
#4 August
#5 November

What I'm not loving so much is:
1 Bathroom
Which means:
1 Toilet
1 Sink
1 Bathtub

We deal with our circumstances pretty well. Since we homeschool, we're not usually rushed in the mornings. We take turns. We spread things out. Luckily we have mostly boys which means we have options in times of emergency or occupancy conflicts.

But, when we've all been gone all day, an all day basketball tournament...and we all arrive home with the same thing in mind...The line outside the door is not the only issue. It's the plumbing. I'm plunging a particularly stubborn clog yesterday I have a great revelation:

"Hey guys, I just thought of a great new Wii game!"

Do you think I'm on to something?


Anonymous said...

I would play a plunging wii game. Would Mario and Luigi be involved? I know they are frequently rescuing princesses, saving the world from evil turtles, and playing sports, but I think they could offer some expertise in this area since it is their bread and butter.


gbmom2407 said...

aaaaauuuuuwwwwwwwwww yah... you go girl. I think we have the same issue over here. NO Wii at our house, BUT we do have a plunger... I can picture the game attatchment now... and I KNOW that I could win at that one (my kids beat me at baseball and bowling when we are able to play... I would love for them to go to school and tell the kids their mom beat them at "plunging!!)

Karen said...

If it makes you feel any better, I have 7 children (5 of them girls), 2 parents, and 1 bathroom. I keep telling the kids that when they leave home and we have more money, I'm going to get 2 more bathrooms!

Claire said...

Hahahaha! Inspired!


Anonymous said...

We went from having three bathrooms to one, and it's been an adjustment. OTOH, bathroom cleanup goes much more quickly now that we don't have so many toilets and sinks to clean!

PS Imagine if you had all girls!