Friday, January 31, 2014

The Speed of Light and the Law of the Fourth Child

I've been researching for a sci-novel  which has opened my eyes to some science-y stuff that I was never aware of. I blame this on my love of sci-fi, where the rules are often challenged.

To the point: I've learned that nothing can move faster than light. Mother nature sets a speed limit. If an object were to travel faster than light, time would slow it down.

Of course, I must relate this to parenting. I call it, "The Law of the Fourth Child"

My theory is thus:

After the third child, the chaos levels reach a maximum. Once a fourth child is added, the chaos levels cannot increase, for they are already as high as they can possibly go.

This has merely been my own experience, although I have heard from several other parents that this seems to be true.

Am I right? Or is this science fiction? For my wonderful parent readers who are blessed to have chaos levels similar to my own, and also have three or more kiddos, do you agree?

Drop me a line and let me know!

1 comment:

  1. I have said this exact ideal for years!! I agree one hundred percent! Even when you add a 6th child the chaos never surpasses the max of the 3rd child limit.