And what is my extremely innovative idea? It's for times like this:
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Or times for even when they're not asleep, but they're in the back seat nonetheless, and it takes at least 5 minutes to get them all out and all into the car, and you need to pick up some bread and milk. Or toilet paper. Or nappies. Or wipes. Or something else you can't live without.
So here's my great idea:
A drive through 'essentials' store.
Honestly, I'd be there all the time! I do almost anything to avoid pulling all three of my aged 3 and under children out of the car and in again when I only have to 'run in' for something. Of course I can't leave them in the car by themselves even for a minute, so I'm forever doing this, and it's lost all of its charm! And it literally takes me at least 10 times as long to run into the shop as it does when I'm alone in the car, which is almost never! Just yesterday, I may have gone over and picked up my little (not that little) brother to come for a short drive with me so he could sit in the car with my babies while I ran into the post office quickly (okay, the post office is probably my LEAST favourite place to attend with my babies - everything is so very exciting to touch, and you're trying to figure out the cheapest way to send your package and writing the address on it while desperately trying to stop them from touching things and wishing you had 4 hands. And my children are actually pretty reasonably behaved!). A bunch of healthy snacks at this drive-through window would also be appreciated. I mean I should be packing them myself when we're going out but sometimes you are having 'a bit of a day' and forget, and it would be great to drive through and pick up some cheese and yummy bread rolls instead of having junk or nothing available without leaving your car! While I'm at it, let's make this place reasonably well priced :)
I'm a bit busy looking after the reason I need this innovative idea, but if there's anyone out there who wants to steal my idea and use it, just me being able to drive through for a bottle of milk after a long day of running around doing errands with my children at the end of their ropes, would be payment enough ;)
PS: Why does this not already exist? Surely it would be profitable?! Surely!!