TALK BACK: Mommy Inventions

So, Mama Manifesto's recent giveaway came at a perfect time for me.  I spent the end of last week and most of the weekend in a cold-induced stupor, a cold that was not only making me miserable but was making The Great Potato miserable as well. 

Sidebar:  I don't really have a "miserable" photo of Potato, as he is seldom miserable-looking, even when he is miserable, so for your viewing pleasure, here is what Potato looked like (generally speaking) when he last had a cold.

Back to the topic at hand.  Being a first-time mom, I was actually surprised at how quickly a cold could pass from a snotty kid to a relatively-healthy mom.  Mere seconds really.  All it took was one kiss to the head when he briefly rubbed his drippy nose against my neck, and BOOM, I was down for the count.

It got me thinking.

I need to invent something that allows mothers to snuggle and cuddle and kiss their sick babies' crusty-with-puke heads while also avoiding getting sick.  Perhaps a Dr. Seuss-like contraption with an anti-bacterial mask and lots of wiggly arms.

Or, I need to invent a bodysuit that mothers can wear, similar in appearance to a HAZMAT suit, that will allow all sorts of bodily fluids to be smeared on while repelling the germs away from the wearer.

I must say that while I enjoyed the time off as my next-to-Sainthood husband took care of the baby, me, and most of the daily chores, I don't really like being sick.  And when I woke up this morning to get ready for work, I realized that I still don't feel good.  Probably since the cold is still lingering in the tiny being that sneezed on my face yesterday when I picked him up.

So, if you could invent anything, what would it be?


Automatic kid feeder?


Poop destroyer?


Laundry-doer, ala Rosie from the Jetsons?

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