Thursday, November 12, 2009

Things That Need to be Invented-Smile

As a parent, have you ever faced a situation and thought 'someone needs to invent _________'

Well over the years, I've thought of a few.

First off, I think that the floor under my dining room table needs to be cement and should slope down toward a central under-the table drain complete with in-floor garbage disposal. After dinner you'd just turn on a handy hose, wash down all the food particles and crumbs, grind them up and voila! no mess in the dining room!

Secondly, our oldest son is a habitual loser of his glasses. I think kids' glasses (mine, too) should have a little device implanted in the frames that would beep--even light up--when you press a button that could be kept on your key ring.

Thirdly, that same son is a habitual loser of his toothbrush. I think there should be some kind of a bungee cord that you could hang from your ceiling over your sink to which the toothbrush could be attached. After breakfast and at bedtime the child would go over, stretch the toothbrush down to his mouth, brush for the prescribed two minutes, rinse and then let go. The toothbrush would boing back up to remain suspended there just over your head until next time to brush.

I hope you got a kick out of these gems. I would love to hear your ideas, too!


  1. I am sooooo with you on the dining room thing. We often joke about tiling the entire room from ceiling to floor and installing a drain in the middle of the floor, and a hose from the ceiling. We would hose down the kids, and the room after every meal. It would make life SOOOOOOOO much easier :) Oh, and adding a diposal to that thought, GENIOUS!!!!