Okay, seriously, I am cracking up at the genius of it all. You see, Abram came home from school with a letter asking.....no....telling.... the children that they had to come up with a new invention idea this weekend. It had to explain how the idea works, who would need it, and then the grand finale' is that we, the parents, have to make a prototype. I was like...."WHAT?"
I mean I think I have some pretty great ideas on how to improve the world, or at least on how to make a mom's life easier, but I haven't even gone to all that trouble for myself. I mean, one of my ideas could bring home a little bit of money, after all, or could change the way we live as a family (okay I may be a bit optimistic, but go with me). So why would I give that idea away, explain why it is valuable, and then make a prototype for them to visualize. Now I realize that they are asking my son to do this, and not me, per say, however the letter did make it quite clear to get the parents involved. I thought this is genius....I mean if they can get big money making ideas brought in by an innocent 4th grader and below, before it's patented, then its a win-win situation, right? hahaha Okay, that comes off cynical, but I have to admit that I was thinking those thoughts.
However, realizing that I will probably not put any of my inventive genius ideas on paper I decided to let my son look like the next "Benjamin Franklin" by letting him share with the world one of my brainstorms....(Again, insert tongue in cheek here) hehehe So I divulged one of my phenomenal ideas with Abram, however I wasn't even able to get past the first two sentences of my grand scheme before I lost him. He was bored to tears and began to speak excitedly over me. So I thought alright...alright...let me hear him out; I mean the letter that was sent home from school said that most GREAT inventions come from children nine years and under.....Therefore I waited with bated breath to hear all about my little "Thomas Edison's" idea.
He said, "What we should do is find a stick from outside, (okay okay he had my attention)....and find a sponge. Do we have one of those, Mom?"
"No....but continue." I replied
"And tape it to the top of the stick....tape it really good, MOM."
" Okay, and then what?"
" Well then you can use it to wash things in high places."
I began to giggle.
I said, "Abram...I don't know, honey."
He responded with, "Mom it really should be MY idea, and I want it to be something that I'm proud of."
That is when I smiled and said, "Okey dokey!"
So....I'm pretty sure that we don't have a whole lot to worry about when it comes to our multi-million inventive ideas being stolen....ROFL