Monday, October 17, 2005

Serendipity and the household-object-as-hat-obsession

Today I got the best idea for a kid's product by accident. This morning as I was making a nutritious breakfast for the Monkey, Hubby decided to put an empty plastic coffee container on the monkey's head as a hat, (putting things on Monkey's head is a fave pasttime for him) and didn't look inside first to make sure there wasn't any leftovers in the can. So, all of a sudden hubby makes the "uh oh!" sound, and starts giggling- he had dumped the remaining teaspoon or so in the can onto Monkey's clean head. the first thing he did was reach for the dustbuster to suck it out of her hair (!!!!) and realized that wouldn't work so he brushed it out with his hand. Flash forward to about an hour and a half later, I am snuggling with Monkey while reading the mother goose book for the fifth time in an hour, and realize monkey has grounds still left in her hair, and Hey! They smell pretty good! So the idea is for a line of cofffee-scented bath-products for kids, so that when they wake mommy and daddy up in the morning, all you have to do is lean over and take a good sniff to get that first dose of morning coffee smell, a-la the folgers commercials, complete with flaring nostrils and contented sigh! Genius, I know! Thanks hubby, for your mistake turned GENIUS IDEA! ( I think I've got most of the coffee grounds out of her hair now, by the way, but she's still gonna need a bath tonight... It will smell a little like coffee, but we can't drink it- you'll have to be strong).

The I.O.


Blogger soulless said...

Actually, the dust buster worked pretty well on the second try. The first time she didn't stand still long enough.

There's nothing cuter than a baby with her pants on her head or using a mesh strainer as a mask, in my opinion. And we'll find out tomorrow about the coffee scented toddler thing because we got home too late for a bath tonight. =P

10/17/2005 10:35 PM  

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