Sunday, December 06, 2009

Parenting law #45433

The chances of your child crawling into your bed in the wee hours of the morning and throwing up all over your sheets can be positively correlated with several factors. These factors are:

1. The sheets on the bed are freshly laundered.

2. The sheets on the bed are your favourite, million thread count, Egyptian cotton sheets that you are fairly certain fell from heaven above because they are that soft.

3. You have just had an incredibly stressful day and are truly looking forward to the reprieve granted by several hours of slumber

4. This is the first night that you actually have the potential of getting over 6 hours of sleep.

5. At some point during the day you found yourself thinking, "Wow, it's been a long time since any of the kids have been really sick. I'm so lucky!" Never, ever have this thought. It will jinx you every time.

If all these factors occur simultaneously, the linear relationship becomes significantly stronger and you should probably just drape your bed in plastic now and save yourself the inevitable late night date with a bucket and a jug of Tide.

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