Friday, February 29, 2008

Cheerio Distribution Statistics

While vacuuming today, I began to wonder why I even let Isaac have Cheerios. He throws them, feeds them to Lucy, crushes them, walks on them... anything but eats them. All it really does is creates more work for me. While continuing to vacuum, I amused myself by attempting to estimate what percentages of Cheerios wind up where. Here's what I got:

45% will end up in the vacuum cleaner
25% are eaten by Lucy
10% are crushed into tiny pieces and have found new life amongst the carpet fibers.
10% are actually eaten by the boy
8% are in various locations of the house that I will never know about
2% are in places that I can't reach with the vacuum cleaner and I'm too lazy to bend down and pick them up and I'm willing to leave for either the boy or the dog to enjoy at a later date.

Note #1: These estimates will fluctuate throughout the day. These are only averages.
Note #2: Goldfish crackers have a much higher consumption rate, both by the dog and the boy. And sometimes the mom.


Derek said...


I'm definitely not the only grownup nerd in the house though.

Jessie said...

That is awesome. I would love to spend a day in your mind. I'm sure by lunch time I would be tired from all the thoughts of math. God has definitely blessed you with a great mind.

Anonymous said...

My brain hurts. Too many numbers, too many precentages, too confused...

jena said...

Three words.... Roomba Robotic Vacuum!!!!!

sarah said...

but what if he's not done eating/crushing/stomping/sharing the cheerios?