Cheaper by the Dozen - Chapters 4-7 Summary & Analysis

Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr.
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Chapters 4-7 Summary

Chapter 4 begins with the family on a road trip. Dad has a propensity for getting lost, since he refuses to get directions from anyone or anything, including a map. Mom uses these occasions to pull out a portable ice box and feed the baby while the other children picnic. Dad appreciates this since the family won't be spending their time just sitting around trying to figure out where they are. They are doing something practical - eating. As they eat, Dad teaches the children about the nature around them. He gives them science lessons and history lessons.

Mother uses stories to teach the children about what they are seeing. The children love the stories, and Dad gazes at her with adoration. The children picked up all the garbage in the area, including the garbage left by others as they prepared to...

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