I've always thought that we humans are a pretty inventive people. I am always amazed when I pick up a Skymall magazine and see all the crazy gadgets they have in there. It makes me want to yell, "yes, YES... I NEED THAT!"
And not just in the magazine either. There are so many great inventions or innovations that people have come up with. For example:
Your bum gets cold while driving? Built in seat warmers!
Public bathrooms are a dirty, nasty place? Self-flushing toilets!
You want to travel to far off places and not spend hundreds of days on a boat developing both scurvy and rickets? Air travel!
Are you cold and lack the ability/intelligence to use a blanket? The Snuggie!
You see? All these wonderful inventions because someone saw a need and decided to do something about it. So why, for the love of sleeping babies, can't someone invent something to keep a pacifier in a baby's mouth?
Because it is so completely craptastic when that baby is waking up crying every 10 minutes due to the fact that the pacifier has fallen out of his mouth. And short of lying on the edge of my bed, with one hand draped over the bassinet forcibly keeping the pacifier in his mouth, I have run out of ideas. Well, there is duct tape... but I haven't resorted to that. Mostly because I don't have any in the house.
Seriously though, we can blast people into outer space, land them on the moon, and bring them back to earth again, but we can't find a way to fix the pacifier problem?
NASA, are you listening? Bill Gates, Steve Jobs... anybody?
How about you, Snuggie guy?
1 week ago