There are 6 people in the family. Each of us wears 1 pair of pants, one shirt, two socks, and undies (the little ones are in diapers, but I wear bras and sometimes there’s more than one shirt involved so I figure it balances out). Then, at night, we each wear two pieces of pajamas. That’s roughly 7 items of clothing per person, per day. Add to that about 12 towels a week, 14 hand towels or dish rags a week, and 7 sets of sheets a week.
Here we go
(7 x 7) + 12 + 14 + (7 x 4)= 103
How come it feels like so much more?
Here, it equals a load a day, more if I’m ambitious. Less and I end up falling behind.
Maybe my dish math will make me feel more justified? For breakfast, 7 of us eat at home, averaging 2 dishes. Then at lunch there are 3 of us, again averaging 2 dishes, then at dinner we average 3 dishes and we all eat here (8). We have to add in approximately 2 cups per person per day–sippy cups should equal more, but my brain is fuzzy enough already. Then we have the pots and pans and cooking dishes–I’ll estimate 12 a day?
(7 x 2) + 6 + (8 x 3) + 16 + 12 = 72
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I run my dishwasher and average of twice a day.
Well, my math lesson has shortened the silece of nap time by a few minutes. I’m off to snuggle the Bean. She is too keyed up to sleep so I should enjoy the time I get one on one with her.
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