An Invention Request
July 1st, 2010
Let’s be honest. We live in the era of too much baby stuff. There are more gizmos, gadgets, and “must-have” baby gear items on the market than anyone could possibly need.
And yet, and yet. I find myself on the hunt for that which does not appear to exist. If I were the inventing type, I’d create this item myself and make a bundle. Since I’m not, I’m going to hope that a bright and noble inventor reads this post, creates the item, and generously sends me 1 million dollars for the good idea.
Yes, that’s my big idea. I want someone — anyone — to come up with a good way to travel with crackers. If you, like I, am the mother of a toddler, you do not leave the home without snacks. Like graham crackers. Or saltine crackers. Or Ritz crackers. You get the idea.
If, however, the small hungry creature you are traveling with ends up not being hungry, (Or if your allegedly-vegetarian daughter suddenly opts to devour the fried chicken wings available for sample at the super market instead of her graham crackers), you inevitably wind up with a mangled baggie of cracker debris in your diaper bag.
I want a hard-sided carrying case for my crackers, please! One for each type of cracker, actually (hence the broad money-making potential of this invention).
As I wait for my inventor on a white horse, I have created a substitute graham cracker case out of a travel baby wipe container. It’s not bad. It’s going for its maiden voyage tomorrow as we fly to Iowa. I’ll let you know how it works.