We’ve been thinking about car seats and how to arrange them in the minivan. Here are the variables to consider:
• 2 parents
• 4 children
• 4 car seats
• 1 convertible car seat
• 2 identical infant bucket seats
• 1 unique infant bucket seat
• 1 mini-van with five latchpoints
• 5 * 4! / 2 = 60 unique ways to place said car seats
• And don’t forget the yellow lab
• And don’t forget the need to hand the older child Cheerios, books, Spiderman action figures, water, etc.
• And don’t forget the need to monitor infants for spit-up, floppy heads, yellow lab licks, etc.
• And don’t forget the gear that goes along with three infants and a three year old
Maybe we should buy a second mini-van, hire a driver for the children and Carl and I can ride in peace in the first mini-van. That’s it!!! I’ll have Carl get right on that. :-)
By the way, a big thank you to CB, our math man on retainer, for the factorial equation above. Because, as you all know, we’re lawyers – not mathematicians. :-)