This Tuesday I am thankful for modern inventions. The dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, computer, air conditioner & heater are all my daily friends. (It's springtime in Texas, y'all, so yes, the a/c and heater are both used within the same 24 hour period!) The car DVD player is the biggest blessing during road trips with my 3 little kids! The crockpot completely came through with the yummiest chicken (hint: click that phrase for the recipe) ready and waiting tonight after we returned from the kid activity marathon of ballet class followed by coach-pitch baseball game!
But, I need more.
Inventors, here are 2 of the items from my long "I wish somebody would invent. . ." list. Notice these 2 deal with my car. Hmmm, wonder where I spent a lot of time today?
Needed Invention #1: A neon sign for my car
I live in a large city and there is a lot of on and off the freeway driving and I've often thought it would be so helpful to have a button I could push to illuminate a “Please let me over” sign on the back of my car. Also, I am not the best driver and I occasionally cut people off, but it is completely by accident, so then I wish for the “I'm sorry!” sign. And I often have the need for the “Please cut me some slack there are 3 children screaming in the back and it is hard to focus on driving!” sign. Then there was the 1st day I did car line at my son's elementary school and did not understand the intricacies of the car line system and am afraid I may have cut in front of someone and blocked an intersection for a while. I really needed an “I'm new!” sign.
Needed Invention #2: A soundproof partition for my car
Oh, how I’d love it if someone would invent a soundproof partition (similar to what limo drivers have) to seal off the rest of the car from my driver’s compartment. Then I wouldn’t have to listen to the screaming, crying, whining, fighting from the back seats! At the first sound of unpleasantness I could hit a button and establish a barrier between them and me. Imagine the peace!
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