So, I was responding to a reader’s “Help! I hate that damn Elf on a Shelf!” Free Advice Friday question when, about two sentences in, I came up with a wonderful business idea! C’mon, you know my business ideas are awwwe-some! Remember WTF Greeting Cards, Babysitter 2 Go, The Undercova Motha, Professional Lice Picker, Beaver Babies? I’m changing lives everyday, people…whether it’s for the better is debatable.
Anyway, awesome business plans need time, time for market analysis, strategy development, financial projections, and other fancy terms that remind me that I know nothing about business.
I should be ready to present my bullshit to you by Tuesday. Until then, enjoy an oldie but an ok-ey:
Babysitter 2 Go!
I’m a stay at home mom of two kids under 3. It’s almost impossible for me to run errands with them! When we finally get out the door, one of them (or both) always falls asleep in the car. So I spend the next hour entertaining one while the other one sleeps. Do you have any suggestions?
Sleeping in Suburbia
Two kids under 3? I assume they were spaced like that for some kind of long term benefit, because that’s short term bullshit!
Do I have any suggestions? Do I ever! You won’t believe this, Sleepy, but I’ve developed a new business/iPhone app that may help you. Let me tell you a little story…
About a year ago, my darling Ana and I were riding to Nordstrom’s for their semi-annual sale. We didn’t have a lot of time because I had to beat it back to meet Collin’s bus, but I wasn’t worried because I was headed there for one specific item, a pair of cute peep-toe wedges with a cluster of tiny rosettes nestled right on top. Mmm, I can still smell them.
Well, the moment I parked the car, I turned back to yell my shopper’s call “LET’S GO GO GO!” but what I saw created a mixture of feelings that’s almost indescribable. She was asleep! At first I felt a sense of relief wash over me (ah, so quiet), then anger (I will get my shoes!), then guilt (But she needs the rest). See what I mean?
Then I asked myself this, “Sugar Ass (positive self-talk), wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could call a babysitter to meet you in this parking lot and have her sit in the car while you shopped?” Yes, yes it would, Cinnamon Legs. It was in that very moment that my business venture seed was planted…or idea bloomed…I don’t know, some landscaping analogy.
Babysitter 2 Go!
Sleepy, the next time Junior falls asleep in the car, you simply…
1. Tap the “B-2-GO” icon
2. Fill out the required fields
3. And an available babysitter match will show on the screen!
Currently, I’m only testing this on a small scale (my niece Cherri is the only sitter listed and she won’t travel farther than 3 blocks) but I feel like it’s the start of something big!
Sleepy, if you’re interested in being notified once Babysitter 2 Go becomes available in your area, just leave your contact info in the comments. But FYI- it could take a while…do you plan on having grandchildren?
Good Luck with the two kids under 3 thing,