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Monday, February 06, 2006

Kid Divider


Here's an invention that really should have caught on. The patent was issued in 2001 and this is the actual illustration. Although it's for children, the guys in here actually look like escapees from a nearby insane asylum; so I'm thinking it would be useful for either kids or asylum inmates (and sometimes it's very difficult to tell the difference).

Just think! No more "Mommmm, he's touching me!" "No I'm not!" "Yes you are!" "Mommmmm!"

My parents would have killed for this invention. I don't see why it's not a raging success. I think it should be in every Toys R' Us, in the car seat aisle. I only see one problem: there were 3 of us. How do you create three zones in the backseat? I'm sure if the inventor returns to the drawing board, he'll find a solution. Or perhaps he could invent a way to strap the third kid to the roof...?

26 comments:

Aunt Jo said...

I'll take one. Express delivery please. My children drive me crazy in the car. (But you know they were little angels on a long trip to Tennessee this summer....and without the use of drugs, only a dvd player!haha)

Ellen said...

That picture was too funny!

My parents never tolerated any of us to get out of hand in the car, and there were 4 of us. One look from Dad was enough. If we did have our little spats, we had to keep them pretty quiet. Of course there were the usual "are we there yet?" questions.

mal said...

*L*L*L*L* I remember all the fights in the back seat when I was a kid. 3 or 4 of us jammed in the seat for 3-4 hours at a time whining "Mooommmm, Daves knees are touching mine!" or "jeffy is making faces again"

I am not sure the divider would have fixed the problem, but it sure would have helped with noise level

Ed Abbey said...

My grandparents were way ahead of their time. When we went on trips with them, they used to put a television in the backseat between my younger brother and I. Once we got to where we were going, I never once recall the television being used.

michelle said...

My parents would have KILLED for that. Do you know how many trips we took from South Carolina to Indiana and back on Christmas and summer vacations. Forget my parents, I would have loved it!

United We Lay said...

My mom got a van so that we could each have our own seat because we drove her so crazy in the car. This is a great invention! Since we're staring the family, I'll have to find out where to get one of these soon.

KristieD said...

my parents would have loved that too, and there were 3 of us too...they would put the middle sister inbetween me (the oldest) &the youngest in hopes to keep us from killing each other...it rarely worked...eve play the "quiet game"? whoever was quiet the longest got $1. :)

R2K said...

Haha I love that idea :) That patent must be worth millions.

Badoozie said...

oh, those kids look creepy, and they look like old people. and they could clearly reach around that baracade. it needs to extend all the way to the seats in front of them. or it could be an entire cage around them. or you could get an suv, or a wagon, and install those wire cages like people put their dogs in. that would probably be cheaper, just get those. yup. put the kids in a cage. they gonna act like monkeys they can go in a cage. thats my say for the day

~Deb said...

I think I need something similar in my bedroom this week. A germ shield so my girlfriend doesn't get me sick. She keeps hacking up her lungs in my face. So yet---another invention!


LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!

Mr. Althouse said...

I can't believe it wasn't a run away success. It would probably prevent a lot of accidents. Now they just need to invent one to separarte the driver from his cell phone and his Big Mac!

~Mike

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Hook the third kid up where the spare tire goes, and leave the tire at home. And tell him no spitting.

Notsocranky Yankee said...

It looks like it might have another use also. Maybe they could use these on amusement park rides as puke barricades. The guys in the picture look like they're a little "loopy"!

Mike said...

I've found the trunk works pretty nice for the 3rd child ;)

Edge said...

Mike beat me to the trunk comment. There were three of us. Fortunately, I got car sick easily and had to sit up front.

~Jef

uncle joe said...

Forget the kids, I could have used one for my parents while they were fighting and I was in the backseat listening....

Kathleen said...

All of the above. Priceless!

Fred said...

I need one!!!

Senor Caiman said...

Saur,

My mom always said that if we acted up that she would beat us, that was good enough for me.

Cinthia said...

Why didn't they think of it sooner when I was still growing up?

Three Score and Ten or more said...

Never work, in practicality. If a kid can't get away with "Mom, Jeffry's touching me" he/she'll just shift to "Mom Jeffry's LOOKING at me". Same difference

Jenn said...

They have to make one that's not clear. I used to get my little brother going just by looking at him!

Eddo said...

Clever! Even though my sister's and I never really fought in the backseat when we were little, we were always perfect little angels... hahahaha... I can't beleive I just typed that.

None said...

Oh I so need this for my twins. And it has to be portable so I can take it to restraunts and put on my sofa and put in the bath tub and..........

Lee Ann said...

It also needs to be opaque so you don't hear "he's looking at me"! Haha very good!
Oh, I see Jenn said that too!

Jamie Dawn said...

I like that car seat idea. The graphic is pretty funny looking, but having that plexiglass divider is brilliant!