Have you been watching The Shark Tank?

Because we have been. What a perfect show for us! Lee is always coming up with some million dollar idea or other, and I am always telling him why it won’t work. Let’s see. Among other things, we’ve discussed baby weights (not sure how that would go over) and organic baby food (whoops, someone beat you to it). This was all prior to actually having a baby, of course.

Anyway, this show is both painful and exhilarating to watch. Painful in that you know that these people have put down a lot of their own money (most of the time very stupidly) to develop these products. Going on this show to ask the sharks for money seems like a last ditch effort for a lot of them, after raiding their kids’ college funds and mortgaging their houses several times. It’s hard to watch the sharks turn them down (and most of them do get turned down). But I guess it takes all kinds of stupid to make the world go ’round.

But the other side to the show is the excitement when the sharks bite on one of the ideas, especially when the sharks start bidding against each other. And then Kevin O’Leary can always be counted on to tell the entrepreneurs that they will be “dead to him” if they turn down his offer.

Of course every time we watch the show, we spend the next few days talking about what products we would come up with to show the sharks. And since we have a girl who likes to find problems in our house, we’re always coming up with solutions to something or other. Most recently, Lee’s eureka! idea was to invent some sort of a box to go over the electrical outlet so that MB doesn’t pull the computer cords out, which is her ABSOLUTE FAVORITE THING TO DO AND HOW DARE YOU TRY TO DRAG HER OUT FROM UNDER THE DESK!

It’s genius! We’ll make millions! MILLIONS!

Oh, wait. You mean something like this?

Sigh.

On the upside, though, we did order one, and it’s awesome! Highly recommend it if you have a baby fink running around your house like we do in ours!

Back to The Shark Tank: Awesome show. Definitely watch it, even if for no other reason than because Robert Herjavic is really good looking. Look at that pocket square.

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4 thoughts on “Have you been watching The Shark Tank?

  1. Man do I love that show. The best was the guy who wanted to drill into people's skulls to insert a bluetooth receiver. Not surprisingly, he was absolutely annihilated by the sharks.I STILL think you're missing the boat on baby weights. You'll be sorry for laughing at me when I'm on my yacht, Baby Wakes.

  2. I haven't watched this show yet, but now I might have to check in out. I don't even know WHAT we are going to do with our mess o' cords when Ben starts crawling.What are baby weights?

  3. we had to go through that for our MBA program for our entrpreneurship class. it was awful. our invention was a menu maximizer – you input what you have in your cupboard and fridge, and it tells you what you can make for dinner. (yes, that was my idea). I will have to check this out and writhe with pity for these poor people, it sounds like!

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