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Thursday, July 18, 2013


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I remember seeing this a while ago (before I had twins) and thinking how funny it was. Now that our average is 23.5 months (with 4 kids), it's a little scary to think of how long it's going to be before we're out of chaos mode!!!

Interesting! According to that, we were in chaos mode from the birth of our first child (convenient that everyone is automatically in chaos mode for the first year of their first child's life) until the boys turned 3 and 1. I not-so-fondly look back at the three months when I had a 2.5 year old and a 6 month old (to 2.75 and 9 mo) as the most difficult point of my life, but I wouldn't say it was a cakewalk when they were 3 and 1. I suppose it's fair to say it wasn't chaos anymore, just hard. Things weren't comfortable until they were 3 and 5, when we spend the next 6 months hoping to get pregnant. At no point in my 3rd child's life (he was born when the older boys were almost 6.5 and 4.5) would the equation put us in chaos mode, and I'd agree with that. His babyhood and toddlerhood has been much easier in comparison. Now that they are 9,7, and turning 3, even if I get pregnant now, they're old enough to bump us out of chaos mode via the equation. Hurray!

I remember this post and have been eagerly looking forward to September 2013 since you first posted it. Everything will be easier then, right? :)

I like your husband's math on this one, but here's another one for him to work on--the Chaos of a Teen household...somehow relational to the number of teens in the home (4), number of drivers in the home (5), number of cars available (3) and number of jobs and extracurricular activities said teens are involved in (oh, say maybe, 9?). Our method has been to say when the youngest is 19, we might be out of teen chaos mode. ;) Thanks for sharing your chaos with us!

Only 15 months to go--hooray! Of course, at our current rate, we will have another baby by then...

This is cool!

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