As a mom of a two year old, I’m quickly learning a mathematical principle that does not work to my favor.
For years, Michael and I will do what we call “15 minute miracles.” 2 people working together for 15 minutes to provide 30 minutes of solid house cleaning. These miracles have been terrific, and really put a dent on the spruce-ification of our home.
The baffling factor to my mathematical equation and one I can no longer accurately compute is figuring Pierson’s effect to this equation.
Factoring his destruction to our once effective 15 minute miracle now looks something like this:
2 people x 15 minute miracle – 45 minutes of destruction (which only took 2 minutes)= 30 minutes needed to re-clean.
If I try to do another miracle to solve the new deficiency, I’m right back where I started! Only, I’m in the hole 15 additional minutes. How can one 35-inch child of motion make my cleaning sprees so ineffective? I’m baffled.
The moral of this story? Don’t clean.