Tomorrow morning is going to be chaotic. I just know it already.
Let me explain our weekday mornings in detail so you fully understand the problem.
We have two, possibly three, type of weekday mornings. We have Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings which consist of my lovely husband doing the waking shift with The Boy; getting him up and giving him his cereal. Then at 7.30 they come and wake me up (thanks for the lie-in by the way) and I take over organising The Boy while Mr. TBaM showers and gets dressed for work. Then I shower and get dressed. Mr. TBaM leaves for work at 8.30 a.m. and I get The Boy dressed and take him to school. Luckily we only live two minutes walk from school so I can leave the house at 8.50 a.m.
That seems fairly straightforward, although it can be complicated by me having to wash my hair (every other day).
However, on Wednesday and Thursday morning life becomes that little bit more stressful! These are workdays for me and Wednesday is even worse because I have to leave the house by 8.10 a.m. Luckily my mum comes over and sorts The Boy out from 8.15 a.m. so we just have to concentrate on ourselves.
We're not good in the mornings.
What we could do with is some form of device to to help us:
- an automatic 'me-waker-upper' to keep prodding me every three minutes over the course of fifteen minutes to wake me up, because otherwise I'll just fall asleep again;
- an automatic 'packed-lunch-maker', so I don't have to deal with making meat sandwiches);
- a 'mother-pleaser', so I don't have to feel riddled with guilt about something I might or might not be doing wrong.
Maybe a clone of me would be more helpful? Someone to do the menial tasks while I can do the more important bits? All of these things could be programmed, timed and controlled through an app on my mobile phone (which is never far from me). One swipe of the screen and his lunch is made, complete with jigsaw sandwiches and fruit kebabs. A press of my thumb and my hair is washed, dried and my make-up is applied.
Life would be so much simpler if there really was an app to make school mornings easier!
There seems to be an app for everything else!
Did you know that there is now an app which connects to your heating remotely? Like controlling the heating in the house while I'm still at school, so that when The Boy comes home from school the living room is toasty warm for him to snuggle up on the sofa and watch CBeebies. It would be so convenient on the weekend when we're out to be able to tell the heating to turn on an hour before we were due to arrive home.
As busy as a bee and operating at the centre of the home, the Hive system works to make life easier in today's busy world controlled by technology and the constraints of the working parent. Through a wireless thermostat, receiver and hub the heating and hot water in your home can be easily programmed using an app on smartphones.
What would you invent an app for to help daily life?
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