## Addendum to the percentage theory and the sourdough bandit

This weekend we had a couple, or actually three little house guests. This event has convinced me to add an addendum to the percentage theory blog, It’s all about the percentages. The addendum is that when the additions to the family come in multiples, you must use a more complex formula. The formula is as follows, (NK+NK)/(CK)*100= percentage familial impact. So in our case this weekend, we had 1+1+1 NK (new kids) or 3 total, divided by our CK (current kids) 8. It works out as follows 3/8=.375*100=37.5% impact on the family. That is similar to going from 2-3 kids, a significant step. So if you are planning on adding multiples to your household please use the above formula to correctly calculate the percentage familial impact.

Josiah and Josh playing with Play Dough

All this being said, it has been a very busy few days at the house, even more than normal. But there has also been a lot of fun times. One of the neatest things was the case of the sourdough bandit. You see Tra got up early to make a huge batch of sourdough pancakes for the expanded family. One of our all time favorites.

Jo and Aitana waiting for dessert, patiently I might add

The tub trio

Well everyone ate their share and then some, including Aitena, Josiah and especially Josh. None-the -less, there was a huge stack left over and put in the corner for nibbling on all day. Soon we started to notice the stack of cakes dwindling away, but we had not seen anyone eating them. So an investigation was launched. I knew it couldn’t be any of the little kids, there is no way they could reach them on the counter in the corner, or could they. I recalled that Josh had hit the flatbreads hard for breakfast and he was my first suspect. When I finally located him, he was empty handed. But next to him was a small man in his Spiderman underwear and his hands behind his back. I thought that may be a little suspicious, after all, I am a trained investigator. But I didn’t have to use my interrogation skills at all, for at that second the spider ware clad little man turned his back to me, still thinking he was hiding the flapjack from my view.

Lunch time, hope there is no play dough in that mac-n-cheese

Choco man

Case solved. It actually turned out that both Josh and Josiah took an extreme liking to the sourdough pancakes and snacked on the stack of about 25 left overs throughout the day until they were gone. These are true Alaskan men.

The elusive sourdough bandits later in the day showing off their treasure