Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Self Folding Laundry? Yes, Please!

They say change is inevitable. I'm not really sure who "they" are, but after taking a look back at the last ten years, it seems the statement is correct. When I spend time looking back on the past, I can't help but spend a little time thinking about the future, too. Then, I realized that, ten years from now, my daughters will be 23, 20, and 18. Hopefully, my oldest will have graduated college and I will have sent my youngest off to her freshman year at a university. All that means I will be a brand new empty nester just shy of 50 years old. 

Never mind. Let's not think about that after all. 

Instead, let's think about this! 

Did you realize that, in the movie Back to the Future Part 2, the future they traveled to was now? They went to 4:29pm on October 29, 2015 to be exact. 

We don't actually have hover boards, self drying clothes, or time machines, but I suppose that's what producers of the movie, which was released in November 1989, imagined we would have in 2015. Here are a few things I would like to see come into being in the next 10 years to make parenting in the future a little easier. 

1. Self folding laundry - It is ridiculous how much dirty laundry a family can create. After I sort and wash all of it, it would be just fabulous if all the laundry could fold itself. 
Self Folding Laundry? Yes, please! #TuesdayTen @MamaRabia

2. A Kid wash - Like a car wash, but the size of a shower stall and made for kids. All they have to do is stand there and they get cleaned. No more asking "Did you actually use soap?" or "Why is only half of your head wet?"
3. A Teleporter - My kids just finished their second week of school and already I have spent hours upon hours in my minivan. If only I had a teleporter to the up places instantly! 

4. Instant lunchboxes. Instead of wracking my brain to come up with healthy lunchbox menus, I would LOVE an automatic lunchbox. The kids could just push the button for Turkey Sandwich or Macaroni and Cheese. Then, POOF!, it would appear delicious and ready to eat! 

5.  Telekenesis We are all so tied to our devices. Texting, emailing, social media-ing. What if we don't need to me tied to those devices because we can send messages through our minds??? 
On a more serious note, there are a few "real" things I hope will happen in the next ten years.

1. As I mentioned, by then, my girls will be 23, 20, and 18. I hope they are happy, successful young ladies who have begun to spread their wings but not forgotten where they come from.

2. Does it sound to beauty pageant-isn to say World Peace? I truly am so tired of hearing about hatred and violence on the news. I hope that, in ten years, we've made some progress toward a more harmonious nation and world.
I wish for world peace, but I'm no beauty pageant queen! #TuesdayTen

3. I hope that my husband and I have continued health and financial security so that, as our girls leave the nest, we can begin to think about some new adventures of our own.

4. I hope that in the coming decade we are able to travel and add lots of new, interesting places to our lists of "been there, done that!" 

5. It would also be wonderful if science makes some great advancements in the next ten years. Cures for cancer, HIV/AIDS, ebola, meningitis are just a few of the medical discoveries I would love to see. 

What do you hope will change or stay the same in the next decade of your life?

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