MacGyver was a hit show in 1985. I was 13 years old.
Why yes, that does mean I turn 40 this year.
Thanks for asking.
I tweeted the other day, “It’s 9pm and I’m so tired I can hardly stand. This is what it must feel like to get old.”
Womp womp womp.
So, I loved MacGyver because every week the dude saved the world with a paper clip and duct tape.
“If I had some duct tape, I could fix that.” -MacGyver
SO BASICALLY HE WAS LIKE A MOM.
In my parenting journey, I’ve learned that necessity (truly is) the mother of invention:
- I’ve unlocked the bathroom door with a paperclip because my toddler was creating “bubble world” behind a locked door and let’s just say the door (walls, counter, floors, ceiling) were too slippery for her to get out.
- I’ve used a garbage sack as pants for one of my kids.
- I’ve left same child’s pants under a rock on the side of road.
- I’ve created and worn duct tape accessories with my tween.
- I’ve used a baby bottle as a hammer. (What? Something needed to be hung on the wall).
- I’ve nursed a baby while standing in line for a ride at Disney world without losing my place or my shirt. Oh yes, I was THAT mom.
- I’ve stolen batteries from every remote control in the house to bring a noisy toy back to life so my fit-throwing child would hush.
- I’ve used my daughter’s Bubblegum Lip Smacker Lip Gloss for a diaper rash on her baby brother. She’s still bitter about that, but it worked!
- I’ve used the car a/c vents to cool steamy chicken nuggets.
- I’ve removed super glue from sealed baby lips.
- I’ve applied pressure to stop my child’s bleeding with a maxi pad.
- I’ve used my hubby’s pocket knife to trim nails while camping.
- I’ve hung dog poo tennis shoes outside the driver’s window until I got home to wash them.
- I’ve made people.
Okay, ingenious mothers, what have you done?