Domestic Bliss Report

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Just some questions.

1. What makes milk white? I know the reflecting light stuff; what is it in milk that is reflecting the light?

2. How many pairs of socks do kids need? The Boy has 19, Rachel 38, and Madeleine a whopping 40. They each wear the same 5-6 pairs, generally. And I launder their stuff twice or thrice a week so it's not like they're ever low on socks.

3. How many crib size sheets do I need now that only one is using that size? We're down from three. Mind you, we're not saying we're done, but storage space is becoming premium.

And I'm adjusting to the lack of toddler beds. We've had one (or more) in that room for four years. I remember taking pictures of both Madeleine and Dale in the crib when it still dwarfed them; I don't know that I did it for Rachel. But now twin size beds do it again. For a little while.

That's all for now. It's been that idea, "If you don't have anything to say, don't say it." But any helpful answers to the above questions would be just great.

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At 4:34 AM, Blogger Diane said...

1. There was lots of misinformation on this one out there - too many websites screeching "It's the calcium!!" and such. No, calcium ions are colorless in solution but thank you for playing. But then I found this, which was actually published just after I saw you guys:
Newsday article

Basically, milk is not a solution, like pop or Kool-Aid. If you leave it sitting around, it separates into solid and liquid. The solid exists as tiny bubbles called micelles that are suspended in the liquid (mostly water). Milk micelles are made of casein (a protein) and calcium phosphate, and they're tiny and round. It's the tiny roundness that scatters white light.

2. 42. Two more pairs and Madeleine wins!

 
At 5:34 AM, Anonymous Kheldar said...

1. What Diane said, and add in a little bit about the fat content. Certain fats also reflect light across the spectrum. That's why whole milk is "whiter" than skim.

2. 14. If you can't get to your laundry in two weeks, there's a problem ;)

3. 4. That should be enough to cover you in case Rachel gets sick.

 
At 6:57 AM, Blogger Daisy said...

We have 2 crib sheets that we actually use. My MIL was convinced we needed two more, so she bought two at garage sales. We never use them. Thankfully, we have plenty of storage space. And if the baby (we moved Echo to a twin bed straight from the crib, 'cause that's what we have) gets sick on more than one crib sheet, she'll probably already be in bed with Mom and Dad.

Socks multiply like rabbits. I swear I've bought maybe 12 pairs in Echo's life, but there are at least 30 in the drawers. They did come in handy during the ugly days of potty training, though.

 

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