A good idea can come from the most unlikely of places. It doesn't matter who comes up with a brilliant plan or awesome concept: it's the creativity behind it that matters most. A 92-year-old could come up with the best grime album you've ever heard. A teenager could invent something that could change the world. And this week, a 9-year-old came up with a genius hack that everyone on social media is now talking about.
Meet Valerie Schremp Hahn. Valerie is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and has two kids who are both pretty innovative: a 12-year-old son, and a nine-year-old daughter.
This week, Valerie uploaded a picture of one of her daughter's inspired inventions, which allows her to indulge her love of cheese to her heart's content. It's a simple plastic tube which usually contains lip balm, which Alice filled with a perfectly-fitting cylinder of cheese so she could snack away while at school.
Valerie uploaded a picture of the hack to Twitter, and captioned it simply: "My 9-year-old daughter has taken an old lip balm tube and filled it with cheese so she can eat it in class ... My mom (her grandma) just posted on FB: 'This kid is going places! Maybe to the principal's office, but she's going places!' [sic]"
Valerie added: "Calm down, people calling me a cheese narc. They can bring snacks to class. I was sharing the funny story with her teacher. (They don't pay them enough!) [sic]"
Valerie later posted an update on the situation, writing: "I picked her up from school. Her teacher saw my note and thought it was hilarious but did not detect the 2 (!) cheese tubes she snuck bites/licks of during standardized test breaks. Also, she loves the positive tweets, especially ones saying 'the future is female.' [sic]"
Valerie also later posted an image of an awesome invention of her son's: a robotic arm! You know, I have a funny feeling that those kids are going to do great things when they grow up. Perhaps they'll invent the first teleporter? We'll just have to wait and see...
This article originally appeared on vt.co