Posting theories on the internet can be dangerous business. Come up with an idea, do an unscientific poll of your workplace or Facebook friends, post the results as fact and people buy it. Heck, if you have a good title, some people won’t even ask for proof. Baby carrots, vaccines, infant sleep, nothing is immune.
I have this theory. I am my own test group. It goes like this: the gravitational pull of certain objects is enhanced by cleanliness. For example: you wash your kitchen floor and inexplicably you spill peanut butter and oatmeal and a full cup of tea all over it. Or, you put on a clean shirt and everything on your plate falls on it. Clean cars are more highly subject to flying mud splatter; new cars to hailstones.
I have another theory: mothers of newborns may make promises they intend to keep but can’t. For example, we may publicly state that we’ll have a blog post up the following day and three weeks may go by without so much as logging in. My solution, avoid specificity at all costs. The word forthcoming is far superior to tomorrow. It carries more literary weight, don’t you think? So even though I’ve started another post for today tomorrow some day, I will say there is a new post forthcoming on a hard-to-navigate topic.
And since today is apparently the day for all things random, I leave you with this–my theory on practical floor washing instructions for families at various stages.
For the family without (small) children
For the family with small children
For the family with a newborn
P.S. Anyone know the symbol for spot cleaning??
P.P.S I did wash my floors yesterday. I promise. Well, the kitchen one at least. The kids flooded washed the bathroom floor tonight with their bath.
P.P.P.S And if I told you my 6 year-old did the graphics for me, you’d probably believe me, wouldn’t you?