Friday, December 5, 2008

A Mom's Scientific Experiments

I've been doing my own scientific experiments. It happened last weekend when I (again) helped Romania clean up his room. Only this time, we cleaned it out as well. I gave him two blue metal boxes and told him whatever he could fit in there was what he could keep in his room. He picked Bionicles and Legos (good choices: nice small parts). Everything else was put in his closet with a lock on it. The results of my experiment? I've come to the conclusion that garbage multiplies. Every two or three months, I go into one of the boys' rooms and I haul out enough garbage to fill a plastic garbage bag. How does this happen? Every time we clean up I feel like I've picked up everything that could be construed as garbage. The floor is perfectly clean; boxes are stacked nicely in the closet; all clothes are put back where they belong.

So I reached a conclusion, but I haven't figured out how it happened. There is some kind of molecular force that causes garbage to seek out other garbage and bind to those molecules. My next experiment will be how to keep those molecules from binding. I need federal funding (or maybe my "redistributed wealth") to conduct these experiments.

1 comment:

MacKender 4 said...

I think you are on to something!