Thursday, March 20, 2008

If I was Oprah...

If I was Oprah I would buy everyone an Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer (ETAT)! You may think I am crazy I know...When I was having my gallbladder out the nurse touched my forehead with this wand thing and brushed it across my forehead. It indicated that I had a temp. I asked her about it and she said the thermometer is very accurate and that WalMart sells them. Well, as a Mom who has had a child who was sick most of her first year I thought this was fabulous. My little one doesn't like the rectal thermometer (and neither do I!) and gets mad with the under the arm method. So I thought this was a great alternative! Well yesterday my little one had a fever, so I got the ETAT. She was asleep and I was able to take her temp!! Whoo hoo!! Sure enough 100.8. This morning 102.7...I think it may have broke now. Well she still doesn't like to get her temp taken, but this way is MUCH easier! So if I were Oprah you would be getting a $35 ETAT!

Also, while I am dreaming. I (as Oprah) would pick One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus as my book club pick. This is one of my all time favorite books that a lot of people haven't heard of! It's in diary format so it is very easy to read. I have recommended this to all my friends who have asked me for a book recommendation and they have all loved it!

But in reality, I am happy that I am not Oprah. If I was Oprah I wouldn't be a Mom - and being a Mom is one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had! I wouldn't give it up - even for Oprah! Also, I still think there are thousands of great books that can be recommended!

What product would you give to your audience if you were Oprah? What book would you pick for the book club?


trish said...

I love One Thousand White Women as well! But I've seen in blog-land that not everyone liked it...I'm glad to see you liked it too! :-)

Darcie said...

Trish -
Too bad not everyone liked White Woman. :) I missed it in blog land (must have been before I started blogging). Have you recommended it to others who liked it? Everyone I recommended it to has really enjoyed it! Which is amazing!

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

I've never heard of One Thousand White Women. I'm going to look into it after your high praise.

As for what product on the Oprah show . . . for me it would be those plastic throwaway place mats with a sticky side that you can put down for your toddlers when you're eating out. It keeps them from eating off the table and we all know that they aren't sanitized. I have more people ask me where I bought them when we're eating out. I originally bought them on Amazon but I've since seen that at Babies R Us.