I am conducting scientific research utilizing my family as test subjects and my messy house as my observation field.
It’s been awhile since I featured a Monday Quote but today, I couldn’t resist the urge to share a post by Allison over at Motherhood WTF. She cracks me up on a regular basis.
She has raised parenting to a scientific level. Let’s face it, parenthood is really just one experiment after another. But most of us don’t apply scientific methods to our experiments.
The experiment (as posted on Motherhood WTF):
Question: Why is my house a mess all the damn time?
Hypothesis: No one in my family notices or cares enough to lift a fucking finger.
Prediction: I will be right. No one will put anything away, no matter how easy it would be to do so or how annoying the out-of-place object is. Family members, henceforth referred to as Test Subjects, will walk around or over the object(s) until the end of time, or until I pick it up.
Testing: Leave random items in the middle of the floor forcing Test Subjects to walk around or over the objects OR to pick them up
You’ll have to visit her blog post to find out the results.
I think this is a fabulous idea. Now, how can I use my own family as test subjects?