07 June 2008

Laws of Household Physics

Whoever came up with this is quite an observant person… Kudos!

“Ever notice that the laws of household physics are every bit as real as every other law in the universe? Here are a few examples:

1. A child’s eagerness to assist in any project varies in inverse proportion to the ability to actually do the work involved.

2. Leftovers always expand to fill all available containers plus one.

3. A newly washed window gathers dirt at double the speed of an unwashed window.

4. The availability of a ballpoint pen is inversely proportional to how badly it is needed.

5. The same clutter that will fill a one-car garage will fill a two-car garage.

6. Three children plus two cookies equals a fight.

7. The potential for disaster is in direct proportion to the number of TV remote controls divided by the number of viewers.

8. The number of doors left open varies inversely with the outdoor temperature.

9. The capacity of any hot water heater is equal to one and one- half sibling showers.

10. What goes up must come down, except for bubble gum, kites and slightly used Rice Krispies.

11. Place two children in a room full of toys and they will both want to play with the same toy.



  1. so true. I've always wondered about those windows. =) Hey, you don't have to bring me anything. =)

  2. I agree with this list. I often wonder why kids would always have their eyes on the same toy even if there are much nicer ones around.

  3. Thanks for dropping a comment on my blog. And thanks for the compliments. I like your blog too! Especially this post which is so true of my kids who tend to fight over one toy.
    As for the windows do this-clean the inside and let Mother nature do the outside. Now that should take care of it!

  4. Great Blog! Thanks for leaving a comment on mine and the compliments. I agree with you 'cause my kids tend to fight over one toy in a room of thousands.
    As for the windows, use my rule of thumb. Clean the inside your self & let mother nature handle the outside (works like a charm!

  5. Thanks everyone. I am as perplexed as everybody else on the last one. I did that to my nephews and nieces and lo and behold, inside the room filled with toys, they singled out a toy...poor toy... the rest was history (for the toy...hehehe).


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