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Child Labour: the good news!

Thursday, June 26th, 2008
By raincoaster

Phone kidThe good news is, there are some jobs that kids will do for free that you can’t even pay grownups to do. In fact, you could probably start a daycare, stick all the unsuspecting tots on this duty and charge a fortune.

From ThePoop:

My older son has been kind of difficult for the last week or two. But I’m giving him a lot of slack, because we’ve finally found a job that he’s completely fantastic at: dealing with telemarketers…

Telemarketer: “Is this Mister … uhhhh … Mister Harblop … Mister Fartlop.”

Me: “Just one second. I’ll put him on. (Hands phone to 3-year-old son.)”

Telemarketer: Uhhhh. OK.

My son: “Hi. … What’s your name? … Do you like “Ratatouille”? … I have boy nipples. Do you have boy nipples? …”

Ooooh, excuse me, I’m off to start a daycare.


Thursday, June 26th, 2008
By Glinda

If you want to hear what has now surpassed Madonna’s version of “Santa Baby” as the most annoying song on the planet, have a listen at this.

He did not just say “I’m glad you’re a hot mom now.” Did he?

I don’t know why, but it seems ok when a woman uses the term to describe herself, but really creepy and wrong when some weird dude playing bad acoustic guitar does.

Is that wrong? Am I being hypocritical? Or do you think the term “hot mom” is demeaning/objectifying no matter who says it?

World’s Scariest Crossing Guard

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
By raincoaster

Obey Uncle Karl! Obey or be assimilated!

Karl Lagerfeld, World's scariest crossing guard

It says:

It’s yellow, it’s ugly, it doesn’t go with anything, but it can save your life.

Yes, Karl Lagerfeld steps out for public safety. Unbelievable! I thought the Dark Prince of fashion was too busy cackling over the souls of the damned to give one about safety. But then, he actually does look pretty snazzy in it; must be the pussycat bow (note to self; try pussycat bow with flotation vest, MAKE it work!).

A Rocky Experience

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
By Glinda


It is one of mom’s most dreaded scenarios.

Here you are, on an outing with your beloved child, when said beloved child gives you a chilling warning that some publicly inappropriate bodily function is imminent. Which means you have between 10 and 30 seconds to do something about it.

This happened to a mom in Orange County, California when her five year old screeched “Diarrhea!” while in a shopping center.

Lady, I feel your pain. We’ve all been there.

But when she ducked into a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and asked to use their restroom, she was denied access.

Unfortunately, the store didn’t have a public restroom, and the employees balked, obeying rules given to them by their mangers about not allowing the public to use the store restroom. The child was unable to reach another restroom in time, and to make a long story short, some clothes had to be thrown into the trash.

It seems the mother of the child posted a comment about the experience on a popular consumer website, and it ignited a firestorm of controversy, including death threats to the owner of the store.

The nerve of them, you might say. A poor child in intestinal distress being denied the use of a bathroom!

But, Glinda says hold on a minute.

As a mother, you cannot always count on the presence of a restroom located in your immediate vicinity. In fact, you should probably count on not having a safe place in which to take your child who is producing unwanted bodily fluids.

The public was not supposed to be alllowed into that particular restroom because of a hallway which contained various supplies that could fall or whatnot. And in this country, it would not surprise anyone to hear of someone suing the company if indeed someone had been injured. If that would suprise you, raise your hand. That’s what I thought.

Other public restrooms were nearby, but the mother complained that they were given no suggestions by the staff as to who had one.

So, a little girl unfortunately had an accident. She and her mother were most likely embarassed, but in the end, that is about the extent of it. She is not the first child to have that happen, and she most certainly is not the last.

Do you think the store should have let her use their non-public restroom and risk possible suing/injury in the name of compassion, or is the mother making a big fuss over something that in the grand scheme of things, is rather insignificant?

Louboutin Warning!

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
By raincoaster

It’s all Gwyneth’s fault. Well, Gwynnie and anyone else outside of the sex trade who popularizes heels four inches high. Take a look at fashion victim Mel B (Gimpy Spice) and see what a poor working Mom is reduced to:

Mel B and her daughter

Ah, servants. If you can afford Louboutins, you can afford the traditional “paid companion” of ambiguous gender preference. Just don’t eat or drink anything she brings you, if I remember my Miss Marple correctly.

In future, may I suggest something a little more practical, something that looks less like you’re going to Edith Prickley’s pole-dancing lessons at The Home and more like you’re a sexy momma who also has a, you know, life?

Something like this, the Diego di Lucca Women’s Elite Boot:

Diego di Lucca Women's Elite Boot

The Wonder That is Wonderboy

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
By Glinda

Can I just say that I love Wonderboy? No, not the Boy Wonder, but the clothing line Wonderboy. If I could take Wonderboy home and make them some nice homemade chicken soup, I would do it.

I have stated before that as a mother to a boy, I am sick of the same old same old. Same old stripes. Same old checks. Same old graphics of trucks and bugs and various amphibians. I want something different, something with personality.

Well, Wonderboy certainly delivers.


Sea Scroll

I’m like Homer Simpson eyeing a donut on this one. Let the drool commence…



Me likey. Me likey lots.


Pool Shark

Love it!

Now, if I could just get them to lower their prices, all would be perfect!

Friday Caption Contest Results: Jada’d Celebrity Kid Edition

Monday, June 23rd, 2008
By raincoaster

It’s that special time of the week, the time that you’ve all been waiting for: time to announce the winner of the Friday Caption Contest.

Last Friday we presented for your commentation Jada Pinkett-Smith and her children Willow and Jaden:

Jada, Jaden, And Willow...gee, sounds like...Will?

gemdiva Says:

OK, OK, you got your pictures. Now let’s get one thing very clear…………. one nasty, snarky word about my kids in print and you’ll wish your Mamas & Daddys had never met.

Yes, gemdiva takes it again in a close call. Let’s see, what have we got for her virtual prize in this week’s imaginary presentation ceremony…a collection of Dad’s last few movies wouldn’t be much of a prize at all, so let’s see if we can’t find her something slightly more fabulous. You know, I was looking for something in black and white pearl, but fuggedabouddid, when my eyes lit on this I knew that one of us had to have it, if only virtually. The Russell Trusso pearl multiflower necklace:

Ooooh, where's a sugar daddy when you need him?

Monday Teeny Poll

Monday, June 23rd, 2008
By Glinda


We hear all the time that today’s kids are sheltered. People question how they will ever learn to function on their own if we only allow them to go on pre-scheduled playdates and classes?

What say you? Is it a bunch of media hype, or do you think it’s true?

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