Mother's Day is around the corner. I'd take any of these potential gift ideas:
Car seats that automatically buckle. Children sit down and harnesses lower over them, just like the safety bars on amusement park rides. No parental involvement necessary.
Self-washing and folding laundry. Enough said.
A personal chef. I don't ask for much, just someone who can prepare nutritious meals that every member of my family simultaneously likes. Just that.
A sensor that lets me know if a sippy cup full of milk has been hidden in a pile of toys before days pass and an unassuming child unearths the cup and begins drinking.
A stickiness-repellent for floors and tabletops. This repellant also could be applied to doorknobs, light switches, walls, and all other hard and soft surfaces. It would be all-purpose and effective, kind of like Duct tape except that it would repel rather than adhere. In essence, a force field.
An object finder so whenever a child asks, Have you seen my [left shoe, homework, book, stuffed animal, pebble, plastic thingy, or picture that I colored three weeks ago?], I could hand over the finder, let the child track her own errant belongings, and conserve my mental exertion.
A finder for the object finder, in the off-chance that it would get misplaced next to the sippy cup of curdled milk.
What would you like to receive this Mother's Day?
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