So school is about to start up, and your friends are running around like fools, buying supplies and planning lunches, having anxiety attacks and screaming that there's not enough time in the day. What they need are more hands. Or arms.
How about a Squid? This wonderful Etsy find (from Brooklyn maker Zooguu), features a friendly squid based on the kid's book, I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean. It's really cute, but I also feel that its underlying theme of many arms for many tasks is particularly fitting for today's harried parents. This guy can sit quietly next to a computer as a subtle reminder of productivity and competence (paperweight, anyone?). Or, he can actually be a multi-tasker by playing with the kids (well, they'd have to abscond with him, but you get the idea). This Squid is totally customizable in terms of the color microsuede and options like embroidery (safer for the under three year old set) or googly eyes and a beanbag bottom. What a cool toy for adults and kids alike.
Order this multi-purpose deep sea dwelling mollusk at www.etsy.com.