Wednesday, November 21, 2007


I figure there are approximately 60 second grader girls in my small town.

4 classes of 2nd graders at the public school, with 15-17 students per class, factor in the fact that the girls seem to outnumber the boys by almost 2 to 1, then add in the small number of 2nd grade girls at the Catholic school as well as the home schooled kids, and my 60 figure is a decent educated guess.

I also figure there to be approximately the same amount of pre-K girls in my small town as well.

Now, assuming that each one of those 2nd grade girls in town have at least half as many doll and/or stuffed animals that my 2nd grade daughter has, and that each of the pre-K girls have equal or lessor amounts as well...

Then by my math, the entire doll and stuffed animal population generated by pre-K and 2nd graders alone is easily equal to the total human population of my small town.

Factor in the Kinder, 1st grade, 3rd grade...etc., etc., and were outnumbered by at lease a 5 to 1 margin.

In reality, it's probably closer to 10:1.


skye said...

That would be funny if your local newspaper would be willing to do a survey to see if your hypothesis (sp?) is true.

I don't remember if I had as many stuffed animals and dolls when I was in 2nd grade as your daughters do, but right now I have 2, and I'm in my 40's. Think it's a girl Mind you, I didn't buy them, they were given to me and have meaning. One is a dog, which my boss gave me when I had to put my 15 year old dog down, and the other is over 20 years old and was given to me by my boss's son for some personal work I did for him. It may finally be time to get rid of that one :)

OKDad said...

Okay, even I have more than 2 stuffed animals. You must be very tidy in your life to have only held onto a pair of the dust collecting furrykins.

skye said...

It's called major down-sizing :)

OKDad said...

Sure your pooch didn't have something to do with it?
Our little Franny will tear into any "stuffed competition" she can get her minuscule teeth into.

skye said...

Ah, so you've figured me out. But alas, no. My stuffed toys were gone long before my little guy came along. You're right, though, if given the opportunity, he's make short work of them. I couldn't tell you the number of times I've sewn up his stuff toy shaped like a key. I must love him if I've sewn that much. Heck, I don't even hem my own

I loved the "stuffed competition"

Darren said...

Nice figuring. In our house, it's probably about 30 to 1. If Barbies are included, 40 to 1.

OKDad said...

aaaand, how many of those Barbie's are your Wife's and how many are Clare's?