They are pretty good kids and are getting a little older, so it is a little easier right now...8 and almost 4. I have been actually playing ref as of late! Starting the bickering thing and daddy has been traveling, so less man-to-man lately.

We had our second surprise 9 months ago (the first one is not 3 yet) and for some reason it is more than double the work. Two kids is three times the work of one kid and I get the feeling that three kids would be six times the work. But I wouldn't trade it for anything

I know some guy at work who has twins and quads...so that's six kids and a bunch at one time. Would that be like a factorial equation because of having two at a time? If so, then he does like (4! x 2!)...48 times the work! Or, would it just be 6!...720 times the work!

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congrats aww, maybe you can turn this one in a Hawks fans (yuk!) before the ol lady beats ya too it and makes (guess here him) a Squealers fan! (yuk again, but Hawks are not as as bad!)

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We had our second surprise 9 months ago (the first one is not 3 yet) and for some reason it is more than double the work. Two kids is three times the work of one kid and I get the feeling that three kids would be six times the work. But I wouldn't trade it for anything

I know some guy at work who has twins and quads...so that's six kids and a bunch at one time. Would that be like a factorial equation because of having two at a time? If so, then he does like (4! x 2!)...48 times the work! Or, would it just be 6!...720 times the work!

Yes, I'm the new Math Nerd Barbie that Mattel is coming out with for Christmas...

I think that you reach a saturation point at 8. So, while to give the kids all of the attention that they need would be 720 times the work, they don't get it and they get neglected (there's only so much that you can do). But that is offset by inter-sibling care. When you have that many they are bound to keep each other amused. I dropped math in grade 11 so I can't come up with the mathematical formula, but I'm sure that it can be written up.

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Mookie4ever wrote:I think that you reach a saturation point at 8. So, while to give the kids all of the attention that they need would be 720 times the work, they don't get it and they get neglected (there's only so much that you can do). But that is offset by inter-sibling care. When you have that many they are bound to keep each other amused. I dropped math in grade 11 so I can't come up with the mathematical formula, but I'm sure that it can be written up.

I think I found it:

where:
t = number of children
x = the Inter-sibling Care Constant (6.626 x 10^-34)
h = speed of light in a day-care center (2.98 x 10^8 - a little smaller than the speed in a vacuum since things seem to take longer)
and:

Anyone remember how to solve integrals?

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