Embracing Entropy


” Mess Entropy: Mess entropy refers to the tendency of a room to naturally become less tidy as time progresses. May be expressed mathematically as:   dE=dM/t where E is the mess entropy, M is the actual amount of mess, and t is a given time interval. Regardless of a room’s size, mess entropy will expand to fill it. ” – Urban Dictionary.

Currently my house is pretty much pile free. This is pretty rare as there are usually piles of some sort around the house, usually clothes! I absolutely love living in a town house: it’s a perfect home for little families and has a nice layout. The only thing I wish it had was more storage space, as in more closet space!

Anyways my neighbors rave about Amazon Cleaning so I got them to clean my house and they set up a monthly schedule: it works out really well as they do a great job. I felt motivated by them cleaning so de-piled the upstairs, which meant constant laundry today! Z was happy as got to run through out the upstairs without tripping on piles or dodging and got to say ‘Baago!’ aka ‘run’ in Urdu.

I remember learning about Entropy in highschool. There were 2 photos of a room, 1 messy and 1 clean and the caption read about how  Entropy is the cause of disorder.

Yesterday, my house was full of piles. I still managed to enjoy my house and a lazy, lovely Sunday. Entropy is ok. The house will never be perpetually clean. I read somewhere that piles of laundry will always be there, but kids won’t. Kids Grow. Entropy/Disorder stays. I know by tomorrow or day after a new pile will form, and there will be more laundry to be done, and such is life.

Since I’m writing about entropy (aka mess), I’m posting a few yogurty photos of Z. That day she was v.picky with eating so I placed her unfinished yogurt on the table. She later scooped it up and proceeded outside to our deck. At that point, I didn’t want to reattempt highchairing her and let her wander, spill, and yes some of the yogurt did get digested by her, and those clothes are now clean and put away.

Entropy be gone!

So she ate some of it.

Love jeans on babies. Also love how they look in photos. Also Z is having a mini dress rebellion and will say ‘Nahi Paihna” which means “Not wearing” and then proceed to throw the dress off. So we’ve been resorting to pants & tanks lately!

Unphased by the spills so far.


Abandoned Spoon.

Officially done! AT this point Z was clamoring ‘Haat Pocho!” which in Urdu means ‘Wipe Hands!” so we did!


About Doodling Through Life

I doodle. All the time. Doodling helps me make sense of the world around me. When I doodle, whether it be swirls or figurines, I am transformed to a world in which my doodles live, and my thoughts become clear. My mind breathes. Through my art medium of pencils, paint, potting soil, and pixels, I thrive. I am a teacher and have taught 2nd grade in Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia for 4 years. I am currently a Stay-At-Home-Mommy to a ___ daughter (she was born in June 2010—you can do the math !) and a ___ preschooler (she was born November 2012), an an infant (August 2017) who is exploring my creative outlet via the aforementioned 4 P’s! So far, I’m an author whose book Lailah’s Lunchbox was published in 2015 via Tilbury House Publishing. I have 2 new picture books projected for 2019: Amira's Picture Day (Holiday House, 2019) and Let Me Show You The Way (Eerdmans, 2019)! I’m an Atlanta based children-family-lifestyle photographer on weekends. Thank you for stopping by!

Leave a Doodly Reply...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s