Necessity is the mother of invention


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I am sure you have heard that quote from Plato?  And the Calvin and Hobbes version is “Mother is the necessity of invention.” Calvin probably said it cause his mother said ‘NO’ every time he wanted to do something.  Me, not only have I heard it, I am living it too – inventing, mothering and necessitating (if that is a word).

I did not pay too much attention to it before – too busy surviving the layoffs and down economy.  Then, I noticed people leaving the state – necessity I guess – to find jobs elsewhere.  And there are less dads and more moms in the workforce these days – dads learning the mothering part.  And more and more people starting stuff on their own – invention at its best.

Why did this come to me as an idea for a post – because I just realized that is exactly what I am doing. The necessitating and inventing part and the hubby is afraid I forgot the mothering part.  Suddenly there are so many things to do and learn and not enough time.  The bug to go out and do something on my own has bit me so bad I am giving myself daily deadlines.  Food and sleep are minor inconveniences that need to be handled.  Everything else is completed quickly so that I can get back to inventing.

So what is it that I am doing? Sorry – no can say – still working on it – the wheels are still turning and when it is time for revelation – you will know – believe me – you will know.

Now back to the grind…..

3 Responses to “Necessity is the mother of invention”

  1. apmyp says:

    I want to quote your post in my blog. It can?
    And you et an account on Twitter?

  2. Malini says:

    Hello apmyp,
    You are welcome to quote my post on your blog as long as you give credit.
    Nope sorry – no twitter account – as yet – that is the plan for 2010.

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