Ever since becoming a mom, I’ve wanted someone to invent one thing:
A homing device for children’s shoes and maybe even socks.
Picture this: You’re getting ready to leave and your toddler, who five minutes ago had BOTH shoes on, now can’t find one of them. Where did it go? Under the bed/crib? Under the couch? Under the desk?
No….it’s located behind the cat’s litter box, at the other end of the apartment/house. Never mind the fact you probably propped your little darling in his/her swing or playpen; it’s still magically ended up somewhere you never dreamed of finding it. Even if you tied the shoelaces together when you took them off your darling….in the morning one will be by the front door (where you left it) and the other will be buried at the bottom of the toy chest.
Then there’s always the ‘mute’ button…..this comes in handy when Mom’s had enough and just needs a time out! But since I could also see this being abused, I’ll retract it. But honestly….how many times do you wish kids came with an ‘off’ switch? And I’m not talking the blessed nap time…..again, I could see this one being abused….can we just put the kids in stasis until they’re old enough for school? Or off to college? LMAO! (Just kidding….)
Another thing I’d like invented is a lifelong laptop/kindle/IPad/phone battery, and electronics that never fail to work. This includes all storage for data. I remember a time when I had files backed up on disc, CD, Dropbox, AND a thumb drive…..and still managed to lose a file. How does that happen??? I’m just praying that when I get back to work on books 8-14 of Arbor U that my original files can still be accessed.
Or that I could magically produce them out of my head ala Dumbledor’s whatchamacallit, where he pulls memories out of his brain and puts them in the cauldron. Then all I’d have to do is take dictation! Where’s that magic pen, that writes as quick as I think? LOL!
If anyone manages to invent a way to keep books from being pirated, bring it on! Or prevent SPAM. I had to disable the comments on my other blog, since I kept getting SPAM messages on the same five posts from 2009!
What about YOU? What invention do YOU think needs to be invented?
I’m off to Cil-Con, in Mattoon, IL this weekend! I’ve never been to this particular one, but it’s been highly recommended by friends. If you make it to the Cross Country Mall in Mattoon, I’ll be in ‘Brian’s Love Shack’ area, along with a few other romance authors! I’ll try to post pictures next week:)
Motherhood definitely delivers “hectic.” Children don’t sleep, they recharge.
LMAO! That’s exactly right!
OMG I am so with you on the homing device! One time my oldest, when he was like two, lost his brand new shoes. I searched the house and ended up buying him another pair. A week later, I find them stuffed down in the couch.
Do you think the mute button would work on significant others?
It would be nice, but all you have to do is watch ‘Click’ to see how it could be abused, ha ha!
Love the idea of a no-fail way to prevent pirating.
That would be nice, wouldn’t it, Kate? More $$ back in authors’ bank accounts.