Crowdsourcing has become one of the best ways to fund a project or gather information about a certain topic. Everyone uses it! Musicians, inventors, and even scientists have jumped at the opportunity and made out well!
Crowdsourcing is not always the best option for every situation though. I’ve got the perfect example for you that actually happened to me just this morning!
My two year old and I are the only ones at the house until tomorrow afternoon and things have been going great. Parenting for blind people is just about the same as it is for sighted people. We’ve been singing along with the Frozen soundtrack, playing with barbies, and snacking like crazy. It’s been fun and pretty plain.
Of course it wouldn’t last. She was playing in the living room while I was doing dishes. She came up and told me she needed to use the bathroom. I walked with her to the nearest toilet and quickly discovered she had already gone.
Naturally I wonder where she was standing when it happened. Somewhere in my living room is a decent sized puddle that I’d rather not walk through.
What did I do you ask? Like everyone does in an emergency I took to Facebook. I told everyone I had a dilemma and that my little one had peed on the floor and I had no idea where. I asked them what they thought I should do. The comments were funny enough that I had to share them here. this is what they said:
- Tread lightly and pray you don’t step in the wet spot
- Let in the dog
- If you step in the wet spot remember where it is so you can clean it up
- Hands and knees touch search
- Walk around with socks on…..
- Walk around with paper towels on your shoes
- I’m cracking up
- Lol umm…if you need me I’m next door
- Don’t slip
- Uh oh! Good luck!
- Call a neighbor!!
- Sit on the couch until the wife gets home then act surprised when she finds the wet spot
As you can see, some are more helpful than others. Personally number 12 is my favorite. I tried most of them, but they all ultimately ended up in failure…maybe it’s success actually, I guess it depends on how you look at it. The only ones I skipped were the calling the neighbor and the suggestion of tasting…naturally.
I have no idea where the puddle went. I’ve been all around the living room in my socks with no success. I’m going to classify this one as an “Unsolved Mystery” and go on with my day! The little one just walked back in the bathroom so I definitely need to go.
Thank you all for reading! If you’ve got more ideas leave them in the comment section below!