Eggs come from a local source and are delivered when ordered.

There are 30 eggs to a flat and ten flats to this stack which makes three hundred eggs. It sounds like a multiplication word problem from one of the kid’s math workbooks stored in a plastic crate on the back porch.

It becomes more than a multiplication problem when the cook cracks a hundred eggs for this mornings breakfast alone.

Now, it becomes a logistics problem.

Multiply your own children times a factor of ten, fifteen, or twenty, and think which direction your household finances are going.

What complicates the story is these kids don’t have parents, have parents who have left them to be raised by strangers, or have been abandoned.

That turns this post quickly into a lesson in multiplication, logistics, and heartache.