Crowdfunding is a great way to get others to literally buy into your fabulous idea. You come up with an innovation, post it on a crowdfunding site like kickstarter, create enticements for people to want to become shareholders and then make your product, whether it’s a Zach Braff movie, a new child care gadget or some new fancy way to prepare coffee.
Well, we have a few ideas and will offer them up free for you to develop, fund and manage. These ideas have been percolating as we contemplate the end of the school year and having kids at home again. Tell us if you really do take any of these on. We may be willing to be an early supporter.
Boomerang Buicks: That college kid has come back into town, and there’s no longer a car for her or him. And they’re too young to rent their own car. Help find them short term car rentals that don’t break the insurance budget and that will be reliable transportation. Finally, make the final day that the car is due home the day before they leave to return to their campuses.
Lunch Lady Limos: We’re back to making lunches again. There are no pizza days, no hot lunch days, it’s just us. And we hate the idea of it. So, take it on. Create healthy lunches that our kids will eat. Make sure they follow our dietary guidelines including individual preferences and allergies, and drop it off in a cute container every day by 8:00 a.m. in front of our house so they can go to camp or stay home, and we’ll know they are well-fed without resorting to ramen. Extra points if the lunch set-up includes utensils and a personalized note on the napkin.
Form-u-lator: Take all of our personal information and fill in all forms, including school registration forms, last minute camp forms, medical forms, immunization forms, emergency pick-up forms, after school clubs forms, and athletic participation forms. Extra funding if you will also take our children to their yearly physicals.
Pool-ooza: We need a service that drives or walks kids and supervises them at neighborhood pools. This could utilize the talents of carpooling and resource collaboration.
Sept-erminator: We know that school will begin once again in September. And while we are happy to see our kids back in the learning environment again and out of our houses, the school supply and book lists are overwhelming, especially if the kids are at a variety of schools. Sept-erminator will collect all relevant supply and book lists and do all of the shopping, making sure to first check our own personal inventory so we are not again buying another set of pristine colored pencils. Sept-erminator will also manage the purchasing of all warranties associated with calculators and computers, as well as tablets.