Tuesday, September 16, 2008

that was MY idea...

so... last week I get this Beyond Brilliant plan to sit with the kids and draft a family constitution - outlining not only their duties in the house but their rights and privileges as well - I start typing up the darn thing but get a little stuck - so I fall back on the favorite tool Google to help me out... well, so my Beyond Brilliant plan was also thought of by 236,978 other people... that doesn't make it any less brilliant does it?

Of course I went ahead with it, we made a family night out of it and everyone got to sign it with a big official pen and... well, thus far it hasn't made a lick of difference in the household... but hopefully soon I can stop pointing out the places where they've broken their agreements and start emphasizing how their privileges are growing!

I have begun to wonder - will we ever have any fresh new ideas?  Packaged fry sauce (which Q was really excited about 10 years ago) has now been done, Honey-butter even comes pre-mixed (even though it could really use a better recipe)...

Every once in awhile I will have a dream about some new idea and wake up thinking "wow, THIS is how I can make my million!"  Of course, usually by the time the sun comes up I realize that it's a little silly... I mean really - Roman Numeral Candles may help disguise the age a little, but do I really want XXXVI on my cake...  and the whole "roman candles" similarity is a little scary - I'd be a little afraid the cake would explode... yeah, THAT was my last brilliant dream-scheme... I'd better start eating more healthful dinners I think!

Oh, and in case there is a sudden "explosion" of roman numeral candles on the market next month - remember you heard it here first... and a finder's fee wouldn't be so bad either :)

4 comments:

Megz said...

So I had to google Roman Numeral Candles and surprise! you can buy them on Amazon. Now Q knows what to get you for Christmas.
I like the constitution idea. Maybe you can go a step further and have a supreme court appointed to 'interpret' your draft if needed. You'd be the Chief Justice, of course.

T said...

of COURSE somebody's already done it... now I've revealed my age to the blogosphere for nothing!

Tinabean said...

Well I still think it's a good idea even if 236,978 people have already done it.
Thank you for stopping by my blog.

mariann and Tory said...

I no what you mean! I thought about the whole liquid bandage thing about 1 year before it came out! Darn it!!