Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Babies Need Dashboard Dials and Gauges

I am a new dad. Well, it's been 7 months since my son was born and I have come to a conclusion: Babies need gauges. It's hard to tell if a baby is hungry, tired, poopy, thirsty, hot, cold, or just plain fussy. So, how do you tell? I try different things, but it would be so much easier, if on their backs, they had dashboard-like gauges to tell parents "Getting close to empty," or "I need a pit stop," or (my favorite) "I am in a foul mood. Back off, but love me."

Wouldn't that be a great incremental add to the human condition? Evolutionists, get going!