Household physics

Laws of Household Physics

(Just in case y’all don’t know, inversely proportional or varies inversely means that as one goes up the other goes down)

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.


9 Responses to “Household physics”

  1. praiseHim Says:

    Haha. That last one especially is so true!!

  2. BookSnob Says:

    Mmm, the fight over prince charming can get nasty.

  3. BookSnob Says:

    Lucky Duck!!
    I’m going to stick with Ken for awhile, he always says the right thing. lol.

  4. SweetTart Says:

    Those are hilarious!

  5. Mother Says:

    We always kept the fought-over toy on the refrigerator for a day.

  6. BookSnob Says:

    That makes for one coooooold Prince Charming.

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