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The Laws of Smockity Probability

  1. The probability a glass of milk will be spilled rises in direct proportion to the amount of milk in the glass.
  2. One or more children will have shoes that have been STOLEN! SOMEONE STOLE MY SHOES! if there is an event in which it is imperative to be on time.
  3. If a mother boasts about avoiding the barf bug that has been going around, the likelihood is high that a child will barf in the car on the way home.
  4. The probability of a baby having a scatter poop is directly proportional to the number of people who will be grossed out by such an event.
  5. When the house is unusually messy, chances are higher that a neat freak friend will drop by.

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  1. So it’s not just our household, then!
    No 5 is similar, but I’d probably say, ‘The messier the house, the more chance my Mum will drop by’ Eeek!
    If a teacher friend, or retired teacher ever calls by, the chances are my kids will tell of the *only* day in the past month they slept in and did little all day but bake and play outside.
    Must try and think of some more….!
    Love, Anne x

  2. The only day I plan to go out will be the day I have a steam of unexpected guests just ‘drop by’!!

    Isn’t if funny how we can all relate to these ‘laws’!!

  3. I love the stolen shoes! My three year old accuses the dog of biting her and eating her toys and he’s been dead now for over a year.

  4. Oh my!!! The “SOMEOE STOLE MY SHOES!!” is SOOOOOO a line from my childhood! I have 9 siblings, so no wonder. It wasn’t so much SHOES in our house (we all wore very different sizes so it was hard to “steal” someone elses shoes), but our RUBBER BOOTS! We lived on a dairy farm where any farm work made rubber boots a necessity, and my oh my, if stealing somebody else’s boots wasn’t a high crime! B/c if your boots had been stolen, you were in a pinch. Even worse was when the “thief” didn’t put the contraband AWAY and instead left them outside and they would get rained on/in.

    I don’t know if it happens in your house, but it did in ours (8 girls, 2 boys) : if we were running extra late and multiple people needed to bathe, it was a high probability that more than 1 person would be in the shower at one time.

  5. My motto is only serve the preschooler as much milk as you are willing to clean up off the floor!

  6. Lori Lynn says:

    I can’t find (what ever it is)! Then my mom or I will come in the room and look straight at the “missing item” :)

  7. Jennifer B says:

    While my children have not claimed their shoes were stolen, they will admit they have forgotten them! We have been in the car at the store and I’ll ask where their shoes are and they will just say they forgot them. How do you forget shoes? :)

  8. Or how about when you are in the middle of the grocery store with a full cart and someone has to go to the bathroom, even though you asked if they have to go before you started shopping! “I didn’t have to go then” I also love it when it happens in one of those stores where they have no public bathroom!

  9. snort. I’m glad to know it’s not just me. 1, 2, and 5 are regulars here. Well, 4 too. I’ve never seen as many poop explosions in the last 8 years of poop explosions as I have the past two weeks.

  10. The one time that mom fails to completely wake up when a sick child comes in her bedroom at night is the one time the mom should be paying closer attention and actually taking the child seriously.

    And when the child says “Mommy, I’m going to frow up on yo’ pillow” – Mom really should be paying attention.

    Lesson on vomiting learned. Check.

  11. I second #5.


    If you leave the house without makeup on, someone’s food smudges on your clothes and crazy hair, it is 100% certain you will run into someone you know.

  12. As soon as I start bragging on my baby being so content, she becomes fussy and needy. *Sigh*