Your age, minus the sum of your kids’ age

Here’s a fun game for those who have kids. You get to subtract from your age, the sum of your children’s age.

Example 1:
Let’s say you are 35 years old with children ages 10 and 7. Add up 10+7. That’s 17. Now subtract it from your age. 35-17 is 18. Instead of being 35 years old, you are now 18!!

Example 2:
I am 45 years old. I have a 5-year-old, and a 1-year-old.
45 – (4+1) = 40.
Instead of 45 years old, I’m now 40.

As your kids get older, you continually get younger

If you have two children, every year you get one year YOUNGER. My one-year-old turns 2 in a few weeks. Thus, I will turn 39 years old when she turns two. All the more reason to celebrate your children’s birth!

If you have a bunch of kids, then your number will flip over into the negative realm. Let’s say you are 50. And you have kids aged 25, 24, 22 and 18. You’ll be -39. The next year you’ll be -42. Eventually your negative number will be “higher” than your actual age! It’s almost like a circle.

Math for grandkids

When your kids have kids, then you get to add the sum of your grandkids’ age back onto your number. Your formerly negative number will rise back to zero. Then you’ll cycle back to your own age.

Visualizing this

If I knew python and graphing packages, I would write up a program where you enter in your birthday, your kids birthdays, and your grandkids birthday. It would show you a graph of over time of your “calculated age”

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