klswoot wrote:TG - I love the design. I think I agree with Derek a little about the "getting it" aspect of the the design. When I first sold the "modern avian" reference, I thought that she might be a single mom having to go back to work and have a 'stand in' mom care for the kids. But then I saw the nest attached to the mama bird and I had a harder time making this jive with the story that I thought you were telling.
Maybe you can explain it to me a little, so I can fully appreciate the design. Other than that, I think it's a fantastic design!
I guess the concept doesn't come across completely. First I was thinking about all the extra stuff that goes along with parenting these days. When my son was born we had to get car seats, strollers, Baby Bjorns, walkers, cribs, walkie talkies, signing DVD's, Elmo DVD's, Thomas DVD's. And then I go to work for most of the day, come home and spend an hour with him before he goes to bed. Recently he started going to day care and it was a very strange feeling leaving him with someone else to take care of him. I thought about what a strange concept it is to work all the time so you can pay for someone else to raise your kid for you. Also I thought about how I occasionally drop him in front of the TV so I can have a moment of peace and quiet. Those two things made me think of the pine cone bird. I guess not all these things come across clearly, it's more of a mishmash of the different feelings I had/have on being a parent.