I had the baby! And now I’m back. So here’s the question that got me blogging today: Would you, if you could, wear a device – like a bracelet or necklace – for each child or loved one that showed his or her heartbeat (they would be wearing sensors, of course)? So that you would know at all times that the individual in question was alive? (So you didn’t forget them in the car, or worry about the schoolbus going over the creaky bridge…)
The idea popped into my head today as my daughter went off to daycare, leaving me at home with my four-week-old infant – I was thinking of working mothers – the separation anxiety we often feel when leaving our kids to go to work. But really, if such a thing existed, anyone could make use of it. And maybe some people would find it comforting. But others might find it crazy-making, evidence of total anxiety… What do you think?