This is my first time taking part is Listography.
This week, Kate asks bloggers to come up with 5 inventions they would like to see in the world.
Here are mine …
1. Governments that recogmnise the contribution that mums can make to society and facilitate that contribution.
As a reasonably intelligent woman, it amazes me that nobody ever really grasps the nettle on making parenting mix well with employment, business, studying or volunteering. The lack of affordable childcare and transport prevents so many parents and mums in particular reaching their full potential and that is to the detriment of society as a whole. I think that this leads to many women feeling very isolated, frustrated and/or inadequate. I rant and rage more about this issue than any other.
2. Beds that grow in size as children do
No, I am not talking about cots, toddler beds and cot beds. I am talking about my kingsize bed. When we first bought it, I had three small children and we thought it was fantastic how we could all snuggle up in it for storytime and so on. Nowadays, if one of our much bigger children gets into bed with us (which is a regular occurence, all too regular if you ask my husband) it is a very tight fit indeed. So I would like an extendable bed please.
3. Cars that never break down
Why is it that they always break down at the most inconvenient time and usually when you don’t have the money to easily pay the repair bill. Cars are all too often a drain on family finances so please can we have some cars that last a lifetime and don’t ever need to go for repairs?
4. Special Glasses for Men and Children
I would like these to be invented so that they actually see the mountains of mess in the making and tidy it up before it gets too bad. I would like them to actually see the things that I put on the stairs that they walk past when it would seem obvious to me that if they are on the stairs, they are intended for going upstairs.
5. A Drawstring Body
I imagine having a string in my back that could be simple pulled every time I put on stones of weight to return me to my former glory without any dieting or exercise effort required on my part.
I have just reviewed the list and if these actually come to fruition, I promise to smile and be happy for the rest of my life. Unrealistic? OK, I will settle for number one.
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