Rawlins Family

Rawlins Family

Friday, May 16, 2008

Here are a few numbers for you.

3: number of children I have
75: Diapers I change every week.
$.21: The price of a diaper.
21: Meals prepared per week.
14: Snacks per week.
168: Hours in a week
42: Number of hours of sleep I get each week (this is being generous).
2: bathrooms I have to clean
3: bedrooms I have to clean
1,789: number of times I clean the same thing each week (ie. the same kitchen, the same dishes, the same clothes)
60: number of tiny fingernails and toes that need to be cut, cleaned or filed each week
65: number of months I've been a mother (since finding out I was pregnant with Cameron)
56: number of times I nurse every week
35: number of consecutive months I have been either pregnant or nursing since June 2005
5: number of times I vaccuum each week
1: number of times I am permitted to shower WITHOUT an audience each week
4,650: number of things I forget to do in any given week
3: bare minimum number of times I work out each week - wish it were more
132: number of times I eat something naughty each week (you see the imbalance)
10: number of loads of laundry to wash, dry, fold, put away each week
30: number of minutes of Sophie's morning nap
390: number of minutes from the time the kids wake up in the morning until afternoon nap
4000: number of times my kids smile at me each week
6500: number of times my kids kiss me each week
8,000,000: number of times my kids melt my heart each week
67: number of new things I learn each day (taught my the best teachers around - my kids)
0: number of regrets I have about having my kids how I did, when I did
1: number of loving, devoted husbands I have


Jeni, Brian & Natalie said...

crazy numbers! You know that family with 18 kids? My mom and I figured out that out of the 240 months she has been a mother, she has been pregnant for 162 of them. MONTHS that is sick.

Alyssa said...

That should be a mastercard commercial:)

Sara Kilgore said...

Awesome list.

Steph said...

I love the list. We need to have more "grateful" days than ungrateful. Good job, Keep up the great work!

The "Airborne" Kilgores said...

Dude, I'm a weepy mess this week. This put me over the top!

Chris and Sarah Wise said...

wow, I'm a slacker. I only vacuum like every other week. And I work out a lot less than you do!

The Fowers said...


Cade & Analissa said...

Bah ha ha ha!!! AWESOME! Your posts always make me laugh! Thank you! Those numbers are impressive -- and scary! Takes a special woman to do all that!! You go girl!!!

Mike and Rachael Hohmann said...

At first I was amazed that you had the patience to do all the counting. Then I realized some of it was rounding and some were counted simply to maintain sanity. It was more of a count-down, of sorts. Then I laughed. Then I sighed and smiled.
1: number of good mothers your children have - and that's all they need. :)

Ryan & Jessica said...

I must say reading this with no kids yet....is quite humbling.
love it!
adventure of motherhood...