We all have dreams, right? Some want to win the lottery, some want to move to a tropical island, some want to become famous.
Me? I have much more immediate and domestic dreams. (Sure, I’d love to publish a book one day, but right now I have smaller dreams.) There are some things I’m dreaming about – things that would make my life a bit of a breeze.
I wrote recently about must-have non-baby items that I am thankful for on a daily basis. It got me thinking about what else I wish for probably 6 days out of 7. They would solve some serious headaches for us parents!
So if anyone has the means to invent anything in the list below … please do! Parents everywhere (especially me!) will thank you.
- Safe sleep tonic. Yeah … this is pretty much self-explanatory. How many times are we near to tears just because our little munchkin won’t close their (*&^%) eyes and go to sleep?! My biggest pet peeve is when Toddler yawns and says, “I’m so ti-. No, I’m not tired!” Uh-huh. How great would it be to give them an ounce of natural, side-effect-free (why not dream big while I’m dreaming?!) tonic that would put them to sleep in five minutes and wake up later in cheery spirits? That might be the best mother’s helper item ever. I can’t even imagine how blissful life would be without having to settle a fidgety toddler down for a nap again and again and again….
- Portable teleporter. You all know that moment when you just got your child to sleep after a looong struggle, but somehow you have to silently ninja your way out of their room, else all that hard work will be for naught! (Jessica at Inspire The Mom made a great clothing point about this a few days ago!) How awesome would it be to just press a button and BOOM! you’re down in the living room, ready to enjoy naptime? Really, really awesome. No-stress awesome.
- Magic yummy food sprinkles. Remember those Mrs. Dash commercials from the 90s? A few sprinkles from that bottle transformed any dull food into something perfectly delicious. Can I just have the kid version of that so my children will eat whatever’s in front of them instead of shunning otherwise great food? That yogurt just doesn’t taste right to you today, baby girl? *Sprinkle, sprinkle* Now you’ll eat it! Bonus points if those magic sprinkles can fix textural issues as well.
- Perfect stain remover. How much clothes do your kids own with poop or food stains on them? Too much, too gross. Usually I can count on my bottle of Oxy-Clean Max Force, but that stuff is harsh – nor does it work 100% of the time on food stains. I think we all need a non-stinky magic bottle of stain remover in our arsenal!
- Health diagnosis probe thingy. Because children cannot (usually) tell us what is wrong with them – or even if something is wrong at all if it’s the very beginning of a sickness. Either they can’t talk or just can articulate what’s wrong. Can I please have Dr. McCoy’s awesome diagnosis thingy?
- Baby babble translator. We could do baby sign language … but wouldn’t it be much easier – and way cooler – to have a translator to tell us exactly what baby is trying to say? It sure would save us much angst while we sweat over trying to figure out what the heck Baby is burbling about!
Single serve champagne. Because, some days, once the kids are in bed you just need to celebrate. Also, champagne is fantastic (bias alert: it’s my favorite adult beverage), so why not? A huge bottle is too much, even for two adults to drink, and frankly I don’t want to become an alcoholic. Solution? Tiny bottles! … And then 3 days ago I discovered this does exist!!! Imagine my joy – then sadness when I saw the price tag (high for the volume). So perhaps I can dream of affordable, delicious single serve champagne. Then again, perhaps my health is in better hands if this dream doesn’t come true!
Is there anything you can add to this list?