Summer By Numbers

Posted on Aug 28, 2011 in Featured, Food, Parenting, Simple Living | 0 comments

We’ve been counting a lot around our house lately. Here are some examples:

  • Number of pounds of pickling cukes picked by Aaron and Rain while I jiggled and bounced Silas in the Ergo: 29
  • Number of pounds of pickling cukes bought from local farm stand: 10
  • Number of quart jars of homemade dill pickles made at 11pm after children were sleeping: 31

  • Number of times per night that Silas wakes to nurse: 8-12
  • Number of cute noises Silas makes per hour: 568*
  • Number of annoying noises Silas makes per hour: 6
  • Number of decibels of annoying noises Silas makes: 100*
  • Number of decibels of planes flying over our new house near the Air Force base: 130*
  • Number of decibels of Rain’s constant singing & clapping: 75
  • Number of pints of strawberry jam canned while children watch movies: 13
  • Number of pounds of blueberries picked by 3 adults, 6 children & 1 sleeping baby: 16.5
  • Number of pounds of blueberries remaining after 2 weeks of pies, smoothies, snacking: 0
  • Number of coats of orange, yellow, red & purple paint (respectively) it took to paint our 1976 Dodge camper while the children slept and watched movies: 5, 2, 4, 3

  • Number of days on annual camping trip to Klein Lake (Sunshine Coast): 5
  • Number of sunny days on annual camping trip to Klein Lake (Sunshine Coast): 1.5
  • Number of teeth Silas has now: 6

* These numbers may or may not be slightly exaggerated.

There you have it folks. That’s the way the final days of our summer are shaking down, in numbers. How did your summer add up?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge