Is your babysitter trying to get in your kid’s pants?

May 15th, 2009 · 337 comments

So, I pretty much have a policy of not posting notes submitted by the people who wrote them. I made an exception for this one because I think the really passive-aggressive part of the story is the behavior that inspired it. You might disagree. Nonetheless — on to the backstory, from an anonymous dad in Cary, North Carolina:

My daughter attends a friend’s house for child care two days a week.  For the past few days, the lady watching her has been checking my daughter’s clothing tags and telling her she needs to wear “the size of her age.” (“Since you’re 4 years old, you need to wear size 4,” etc.)  This person has never said anything to me or her mother — just the child.

This was making my daughter worry unnecessarily about her clothes, so I decided to step in. When I asked my daughter if she had her tags checked that day, she said yes — but we’ve never had another incident of tag-checking since.

NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS

related: you’re toast

FILED UNDER: Moms & Dads · MYOB · North Carolina


337 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Listy

    If only my bathroom scale would tell me that.

    May 15, 2009 at 9:03 am   rating: 100  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Mister Hand

      I think all clothes should be labeled by age and be heavily enforced. “Sorry 40 year old mother of two, you can’t wear that white halter top anymore.”

      May 15, 2009 at 9:19 am   rating: 214  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Lorelie

      Personally, I think there should be a built in alarm system that goes off when the pressure on the seams reaches a certain level. Naturally, the sound would be that of a wide-load truck backing up.

      May 15, 2009 at 10:03 am   rating: 86  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   marblecheshire

      A standard, no frills, uniform should be enforced for people grotesquely over their healthy weight.

      Juniors should only be sold to people between the ages of 15 and 21.

      May 15, 2009 at 10:34 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   Mister Hand

      Conversely – “Sorry well developed 17 year old girl, you can’t wear those mom jeans and that over-sized Coors Light sweatshirt. Those are clearly labeled for ages 50+ and frumpy”

      May 15, 2009 at 1:41 pm   rating: 40  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   surrahsurrah bang

      I know, seriously! How dare well developed17 year old girls not dress like complete skanks for the benefit of older men. This MUST be stopped immediately. Unacceptable.

      May 15, 2009 at 3:15 pm   rating: 217  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   Canthz_B bang

      Warning ☢ : Spandex!

      May 15, 2009 at 7:36 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.7   park rose

      Mister hand, older men, or any men, with cute little butt cracks, spindly legs, pot-bellies as if they’d been deprived of a lot of beer, rather than consuming it as the staple part of their diet. Those shorts they wear sure show off their ass-etts.

      I agree with 1.5. These doyens of fashion should dictate what well-developed 17 year old girls should wear, and everyone else, for that matter.

      May 15, 2009 at 7:59 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Scrambles the Death Dealer

    Dad should be more concerned with leaving his daughter in the care of someone that crazy.

    May 15, 2009 at 9:04 am   rating: 249  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Beth

      That’s exactly my thought. If someone is that obsessed and/or clueless about clothing sizes, I’d be worried about what else they’re ignorant about: “She’s four years old; shouldn’t she have 4 teaspoons of benadryl?”

      May 15, 2009 at 10:00 am   rating: 156  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   ShanBus

      My thoughts exactly. I’m all for encouraging children at a young age to be active and eat well so they can develop healthy habits. But checking their clothing sizes at age 4 is how you plant the seeds for an eating disorder at age 14. I’d get the kid away from the sitter ASAP and if there were any more children the sitter watched, I’d be sure to say exactly why I was removing my child from the person’s care in front of as many parents as possible.

      May 15, 2009 at 10:39 am   rating: 87  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Temily_Emily

      How old is this child…because unless they are wearing diapers and need to be checked for…erm “business”. The caregiver shouldn’t be looking down the child’s pants/shirts.

      May 15, 2009 at 11:55 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Bunnee

      Maybe the child needed help wiping her butt after using the potty. Maybe the child played in the sprinklers outside in her swimsuit and this was her change of clothing. Maybe the child was playing dress up and left her clothes in a pile on the floor. Maybe the child pooped her pants. Maybe the child spilled juice on her clothes and the sitter washed them. There’s all sorts of reasons that the child might have had her clothes off. Bottom line, either trust the sitter or take your child somewhere else.

      May 15, 2009 at 1:24 pm   rating: 46  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   fluffy8u

      What about taking care of the child yourself? Or is that too old fashion?

      May 15, 2009 at 11:26 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   Miss Lynx bang

      Believe it or not, some parents actually work for a living. I realize this may be a foreign concept to many people, but newfangled though the idea of gainful employment might be, it’s remarkably helpful when it comes to making sure the rent actually gets paid.

      May 16, 2009 at 2:01 am   rating: 178  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   TheOldSchool

      Mlle Lynx est une prostituée de parc de bas de page. Elle comprend à quel point les choses dures obtiennent pour des travailleuses actives.

      May 16, 2009 at 2:08 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.8   fluffy8u

      Lol. Travaille-t-elle sur le Coquin Moulin?

      I hope that’s right. My French is terrible.

      May 16, 2009 at 4:46 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.9   Canthz_B bang

      I remember buying my babies clothing that was sized by age, but I think that stopped at, what, 18 or 24 months?

      Who has got youngsters now who can answer this for us old folks?

      May 16, 2009 at 10:55 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.10   Canthz_B bang

      Umm…not your youngsters’ answers… I’m pretty sure I worded that inartfully! :-|

      May 16, 2009 at 11:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.11   techimpaired

      I’ve seen clothing sized by age up to 12 yrs. Most of those tags are useless though which makes the babysitter’s idiocy/insanity even more apparent. If your child is tall and thin, like my niece, at 6 she needs a size 7/8 shirt and size 5 pants. She hasn’t worn “her age” sized clothes since, well ever. She was always too tall for clothes her age, even the onesies when she was born wouldn’t fit right.

      May 17, 2009 at 5:46 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.12   techimpaired

      I’ve seen clothes for up to 12 years old labelled by age. The tags are practically useless though which is what makes this babysitter’s idiocy/lunacy all the more obvious. My neice is 6 and usually wears size 5 pants and 7/8 shirts since she’s tall and thin. She didn’t fit in “her age” size clothing as a newborn since even the onesies weren’t long enough for her. I told my brother that eating the radioactive vegetables would cause mutant children, but did he listen?

      May 17, 2009 at 6:09 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.13   April

      I have 2 year old fraternal twins. The infant clothes are sized preemie, newborn, 0-3, 3-6,6-9 etc etc. Then after 12 months it goes to 2t, 3t, 4t, 5t and then I think you are shopping in boys section instead of baby section.

      My twins are so vastly different in size. One is 26 pounds and wears a 2t. The other is 34 pounds and wears a 4t. It is done by weight and height. One son is much taller and a bit chubbier. He also has a huge head and therefore we have to buy bigger sizes so it will actually go over his face without hurting him.

      I agree with what everyone else said. If you think the sitter is such a nut, then either take them somewhere else or take care of them yourself. I would have had my kids out of there in a second! It is wrong to talk to the little girl about this and might give her a complex. If the sitter is geniunely concerned about the girl’s weight then approach the parent, not the child. But really I am sure the pediatrician will let them know if there are any concerns.

      My big twin was off the charts on his 2 year old checkup and the ped talked to me about ways to possibly help cut calories down. Like the parent baby sitter needs to Mind her own business!

      May 22, 2009 at 2:36 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.14   Snippy

      Fascinating. Hold on, let me get a pencil so I can jot down some notes for future reference…

      What, is this site an advice column now? :roll:

      Thanks for reviving a week-old corpse just so you could bore it to death.

      May 22, 2009 at 3:08 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Iain B

    good for you – sometimes passive aggressive notes are the only way to deal with a situation, and glad you posted it here too.

    Also agree with Scrambles – Sack the sitter!

    May 15, 2009 at 9:07 am   rating: 30  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   TheMiki

    Hmmm… I’m 27 and I wear a size 4. Do I need to wear a size 27? Because I don’t think it would work out very well.

    I know day care is insanely expensive, but maybe the note-writer would just be better off dropping the kid off at the park and hoping for the best.

    May 15, 2009 at 9:08 am   rating: 102  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Joe bang

      Do you need to wear a size 27? Only if you want to fit in here in America.

      May 15, 2009 at 9:11 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   it was the vodka i swear

      not to be a smart ass, but a size 4 is actually a size 27 in some jeans. i’m really sorry. i have a hangover.

      May 15, 2009 at 10:30 am   rating: 71  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   Bunnee

      Conversely, I would love for my age to be the size I wear.

      Aaahhh, to be young again!

      May 15, 2009 at 1:45 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   Eric bang

      Ahh, Vodka… one of the few substances when consumed in large amounts can make a size 27 appear as a size 4.

      (Warning— objects in the alcohol-induced field of vision may be larger than they appear.)

      May 15, 2009 at 5:05 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   lizard

      actually…not to be a buzzkill (although i’m ok with being a smartass)…i think vodka meant that in european sizes (or at some jean stores, i.e. lucky brand) the size is in the actual size of your waist (also like men’s sizes for pants), as opposed to some vague number that enlarges as the population gets fatter (a size 6 ain’t what it used to be).

      May 15, 2009 at 8:57 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   Beanster bang

      actually…not to be a buzzkill (although i’m ok with being a smartass)…i think Eric meant to make a joke.

      May 15, 2009 at 9:34 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.7   fluffy8u

      Can I be the buzzkill?

      May 15, 2009 at 11:28 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.8   it was the vodka i swear

      buzz killed, guys. thanks…now i can come to terms with being a smartass.

      May 17, 2009 at 3:56 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.9   Canthz_B bang

      A woman’s attractiveness increases in direct proportion to the amount of alcohol you’ve consumed divided by the number of minutes before last call.
      2 drinks/2 hours until last call…she’s a 1.
      5 drinks/.5 hour until last call…she’s a 10.

      This can all vary depending upon how much she’s had to drink of course.
      If she’s sober, you can still be a loser in her eyes. But, if she’s as sloshed as you are, you’ve got a James Bond thing going on down at your end of the bar!

      May 17, 2009 at 5:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   David

    This is awesome. I must admit I do support a well-crafted passive aggressive note from time to time.

    May 15, 2009 at 9:09 am   rating: 37  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   TheOldSchool

      David,

      But you’d be even more grateful if your tiny dick wouldn’t always reject your own hand. But it won’t even allow you a pity wank. Snooty little thing.

      May 16, 2009 at 2:14 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   TheOldSchool

      David, about that comment above. It wasn’t from me. It was written by own bitter hands. They’ve just received a well-deserved dick-slapping. Stupid pricks.

      May 16, 2009 at 2:50 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   park rose

      Mlle Lynx wants a word with you, too! ;)

      May 16, 2009 at 7:55 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   TheOldSchool

      Mlle Lynx, je suis désolé pour vous appeler une prostituée de parc de bas de page, et pour laisser votre bas de page sans payer vous après vous aviez appliqué le poli de Français à mon bouton dur.

      May 16, 2009 at 9:54 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Rachet

    Well done. And I think a new sitter is in order, too. What a moronic thing to tell a child.

    May 15, 2009 at 9:13 am   rating: 42  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   lilmegzk

      i just want to know how fat the kid actually is for it to come this extreme for some bitch babysitter to take things this far? not their place to say but is the child’s health at risk?

      May 17, 2009 at 10:55 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   RP

      If the child’s health is at risk then the babysitter should be talking to the parents. It’s not like a 4 year old can demand the parents serve them different food.

      Besides, if it were a health thing the babysitter would be encouraging the kid to do some physical activity and/or choosing healthy snacks. Telling them they’re wearing the wrong size clothes does nothing except make the kid think their clothes are wrong.

      May 20, 2009 at 11:53 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Mishee™ bang

    Soon we will see a 4 year old in a grocery store in NC; a little old lady will admire her cute hairstyle, and ask her how old she is…

    The answer?

    “None of your damn business!!”

    (Still better than what I said to someone when I was that age…)

    May 15, 2009 at 9:17 am   rating: 32  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   fluffy8u

      “Sure mister I’ll get in that unmarked white van with you?”

      Sorry Mishee, you left yourself open.

      May 15, 2009 at 11:33 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Mishee™ bang

      fluffy – I was actually about 4 and being admired by a little old lady, as such in the situation, and the lady asked either my age or my name…

      I told her to suck my dick.

      I bet while my mother walked away from me like she didn’t know me, she wondered which of my three older brothers were to be punished…

      May 16, 2009 at 10:55 am   rating: 33  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   Bunnee

      My Mom left all 4 of us kids in the car to run in somewhere when I was little (2 or so) and all 3 of my older brothers laid down in the backseat. When some woman walked by, they got me to tell her, “Fuck you, lady!”. Further evidence to support the fact that you and I live parallel lives in a weird universe, Mish! :mrgreen:

      May 16, 2009 at 11:14 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   fluffy8u

      Lol. Bunnee, Mishee, maybe you two were seperated at birth?

      May 16, 2009 at 6:26 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.5   AuntyBron

      Am I the only one who just had a full body shudder at the thought of Bunnee and Mishee being related?

      May 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.6   Canthz_B bang

      Well, they do look alike around the -ee’s…

      May 16, 2009 at 11:26 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.7   Bunnee

      I can’t tell whether that’s a good body shudder or a bad one…I think I’ll go with good.

      Thanks, Aunty!

      May 16, 2009 at 11:32 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.8   park rose

      A weathered Werther wether tethered to a bell,
      every time it shuddered you could tell.

      New note. Please?

      May 17, 2009 at 2:44 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.9   oi!

      team rose. New note! new note!
      *starts banging spoon on the table*

      May 17, 2009 at 12:12 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.10   Canthz_B bang

      *takes up spoon, bangs in unison with oi!*

      New note! New note! We don’t need no water, let the mother-fucker burn!

      May 17, 2009 at 1:26 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    I can’t wait to see what Dad sews into his daughter’s clothing just before her first date!

    May 15, 2009 at 9:19 am   rating: 156  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Bernd das Brot bang

      “wtf u think ur doing, S### yo!!!!>>>?????”

      May 15, 2009 at 9:56 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Dave

      It’ll be the same note…

      May 15, 2009 at 10:48 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   marblecheshire

      “You break it, you buy it!”

      May 15, 2009 at 10:50 am   rating: 39  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   unholyghost2003 bang

      “You break it you buy it” has a whole ‘date rape becomes slave trade’ sort of vibe.

      Glad to see you are starting to get the flow of things around here marblecheshire. ;)

      May 15, 2009 at 11:12 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   marblecheshire

      I get the flow. It is the reason I like it here so far despite some of the rough patches. I really could care less. I enjoy the banter.

      May 15, 2009 at 11:14 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.6   unholyghost2003 bang

      Good! I just didn’t want you taking the “southern = incest” thing to heart.

      May 15, 2009 at 11:18 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.7   marblecheshire

      Nope. Our region does share a common history with keeping it in the family. Just like the royals.

      May 15, 2009 at 11:21 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.8   mamason bang

      Hey! In Alabama, when y’all get divorced, are y’all still brother and sister? ;-)

      May 15, 2009 at 1:58 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.9   Canthz_B bang

      No farking, violators will be prosecuted!

      May 15, 2009 at 7:55 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.10   Canthz_B bang

      Doggone it, I thought Johnny Dangerously was more popular!
      Farking icehole me!

      May 17, 2009 at 1:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.11   Bunnee

      Love Johnny Dangerously, you farking bastage! :)

      May 17, 2009 at 2:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Wendy

    Love it!! That sitter is creepy, think it’s time to find someone new.

    May 15, 2009 at 9:21 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Mishee™ bang

    But the sitter is just concerned about the kid!

    I mean… what about the childern?

    Won’t anyone think of them???

    May 15, 2009 at 9:22 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   fluffy8u

      No.

      May 15, 2009 at 11:36 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Canthz_B bang

      It’s a really old PAN joke, fluffy.

      Well played, Mishee™ :lol:

      May 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   atcha

      Of course, it’s possible that fluffy8u was in on the old joke, and felt that it’s overplayed and outdated…

      But then, that would take away the fun of being one of the OLD SCHOOL REGULARS™…

      Jun 1, 2009 at 2:12 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   Canthz_B bang

      Anything is possible, but the “what about the childern” line is seldom used.
      Is there something wrong with being around long enough to “get” the joke?

      Look at your shoulder, I think I spy a chip there!

      Jun 1, 2009 at 2:34 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   N/A

    I really want to send my kid to this lady for a week, just to mess with her. He’s in everything from 12-18 months to 6-8 size clothes right now depending on brand and so on.

    May 15, 2009 at 9:33 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   anglophile bang

    I think it would have been more passive-aggressive for the dad to tell his daughter to say, “are you wearing a size 74, then?”

    May 15, 2009 at 9:35 am   rating: 85  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Bunnee

      Love it! Passive-aggressiveness by proxy!

      *starts thinking of ways I can use my 5 year old in this manner*

      May 15, 2009 at 12:42 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   Sirius¤ bang

      If you get divorced, there will be lots of ways.

      May 15, 2009 at 2:40 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   andipandi

    The babysitter is missing a few cards from the deck. Unless the clothes obviously don’t fit, she had no business there, especially telling the child and not the parents. My 4 year old was large and wore size 8.

    Ridiculous.

    May 15, 2009 at 9:36 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   park rose

      A few kangaroos loose in the top paddock.

      May 15, 2009 at 8:02 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   anglophile bang

      A few fries short of a Happy Meal.

      May 17, 2009 at 9:34 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   Amy

      But has passive-aggressiveness developed to an art form. Now that’s what I look for in a child-care provider!

      __ Obsesses about things that are none of her business, such as my kid’s clothing size?

      Check!

      __ Is totally ignorant about basics such as what is the correct size for a child?

      Check!

      __ Leans on a small child instead of communicating concerns to her parents?

      Check!

      Jun 4, 2009 at 7:55 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Katie

    Shame on Dad. Girls need to be taught early that the size of their clothes is paramount.

    May 15, 2009 at 9:36 am   rating: 39  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   claw71 bang

      It’s North Carolina. I’m sure Daddy is going to be teaching his daughter plenty.

      May 15, 2009 at 9:48 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   marblecheshire

      So being from NC means you are prone to incest and other hillbilly behaviors?

      May 15, 2009 at 10:30 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   Mishee™ bang

      marble – its a pretty likely assumption, when you see it is bordered by Tennessee and Virginia.

      Oh. And don’t forget South Carolina!

      May 15, 2009 at 10:32 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   marblecheshire

      I am from Alabama.

      May 15, 2009 at 10:37 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.5   Mishee™ bang

      So then you know what we are talking about then!

      Great!

      Its nice when all of us are on the same page.

      May 15, 2009 at 10:39 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.6   Mark bang

      You forgot Poland!

      May 15, 2009 at 10:40 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.7   marblecheshire

      Ignorance? Then yes I do.

      May 15, 2009 at 10:42 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.8   claw71 bang

      Look, marble, maybe all y’all in ‘Bammie don’t get freaky with your kids. Cousins? Sure and sometimes livestock but only in the northwestern part of the state. We get it: Alabama is better than North Carolina. Good for you. That doesn’t change the fact that a significant number of the women who end up in low-end porn hail for North Carolina and 99% of the time they learned the ropes from dear old dad.

      May 15, 2009 at 10:57 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.9   anglophile bang

      First day here on PAN, marblecheshire? You may experience a little discomfort while we try to locate and reinitiate your sense of humor. Just try to relax, it’ll be over soon. :D

      May 15, 2009 at 10:59 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.10   ClearlyDemented

      As a North Carolinian, I have to point out that we are now a Blue state and, as part of that negotiation, were given red-neck joke immunity. You have our blessing in directing any such comments to any neighboring states, especially South Carolina.

      May 15, 2009 at 11:02 am   rating: 47  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.11   marblecheshire

      You forgot that we all owned slaves and live in trailors with our ten kids and dog named Tripod.

      May 15, 2009 at 11:04 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.12   marblecheshire

      I just get tired of it.

      May 15, 2009 at 11:07 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.13   Mishee™ bang

      Glo, re: 14.9 – I think Garth Algar put it best when he said “Its like a new pair of underwear… at first, its restricting… but then it becomes a part of you!”

      marble, re: 14.11 – We didn’t forget, we just didn’t want to bring it up and embarrass you anymore than you already are…

      May 15, 2009 at 11:07 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.14   marblecheshire

      I see. Thanks for the consideration. You have filled a void in my life that I have searched for all my life.

      May 15, 2009 at 11:11 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.15   Mishee™ bang

      We aren’t anything here on PAN if not considerate.

      :)

      May 15, 2009 at 11:29 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.16   marblecheshire

      Like a big dysfunctional family. I am right at home then.

      Glad we kissed and made up. I don’t like trouble for too long!!

      May 15, 2009 at 11:32 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.17   Olson

      Oh crap!!! You mean we aren’t ANYTHING here on PAN????

      May 15, 2009 at 4:41 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.18   KatieMB

      #14.14 marblecheshire You have filled a void in my life that I have searched for all my life

      So … ah… you’re into anal?

      May 15, 2009 at 7:01 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.19   Canthz_B bang

      Slaves? Have you seen my brother? He’s been missing for over a week, but was last seen heading South. :-P

      May 15, 2009 at 9:02 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.20   fluffy8u

      I once visited the ol’ South. So… Marble first off welcome to PAN. The fee is two bottles of Moonshine paid to Fluffy each month. Yes, I know it’s a steep fee but it’s the price you pay for being apart of the family! : D

      May 15, 2009 at 11:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.21   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Ya’ll forgot the most important part about being a suthrn redneck..Looking down (metaphorically of course) from the trailer park, past the two dead cars on blocks, the 5 hungry pit bulls and 4 hungry chilluns, to the ethnic family in the brick ranch style with the suv and clean yard and feeling superior to them in every way.

      May 17, 2009 at 1:53 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.22   Canthz_B bang

      fluffy, this family knows the difference between “a part” and “apart”.
      You’re no relative of ours! LOL

      May 17, 2009 at 2:03 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   claw71 bang

    Checking tags my ass. This pedophile was checking to see if there was any grass on the field.

    May 15, 2009 at 9:40 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Lorelie

      Naw, making sure there still *wasn’t* grass on the field. Takes away from the whole pedophile thrill.

      May 15, 2009 at 9:58 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   Olson

      Backfield??

      May 15, 2009 at 4:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   JoelWhy

      All kidding aside, I knew a guy who turned out to be a pedophile doing this EXACT SAME THING. He would check kids’ tags to see what size they were (he was a kid’s league basketball coach, and claimed he was doing it to see what size they were for their uniforms.)

      Seriously, they should check into this person beyond the (admittedly hilarious) tag.

      May 15, 2009 at 7:46 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Libbie

    Uh…am I the only one who’s genuinely creeped out by this sitter? It seems weird to me that a sitter would routinely want to look on the inside of a child’s clothing. Once out of curiosity, okay. Repeatedly? WTF. At the very least, this person is a control-freak of such a high degree that I’d worry about my kid being around such an imbalanced personality. At worst, this person gets a thrill out of looking at bare toddler skin.

    Either way, gross.

    May 15, 2009 at 9:40 am   rating: 44  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   claw71 bang

      What they didn’t tell you, what the child was too embarassed to admit, is that the children whose clothes don’t match their age are required to leave them off all day. It’s kind of like Eyes Wide Shut meets Looking Who’s Talking Too.

      May 15, 2009 at 9:47 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   Sarah

      “Once out of curiosity” is still one time too many.

      May 15, 2009 at 6:37 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   mamason bang

      that’s what she said

      May 16, 2009 at 1:43 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Rizzo

    Yeah, pretty sure I would have just punched the babysitter.

    Also I refuse to wear a size 28 just because I’m 28 years old. Number one, I’d have to take stock in belts. And my seamstress would get rich.

    May 15, 2009 at 9:41 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   claw71 bang

      Well I can tell you that I work very hard to ensure that my waistline matches my age. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a calzone to eat. Those size 44′s aren’t going to fill themselves.

      May 15, 2009 at 9:43 am   rating: 50  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   Canthz_B bang

      I only wish my age was (were?) as small as my waist-line. I’d be 18 years younger!

      May 15, 2009 at 9:07 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   anglophile bang

    The dad thinks he has solved the problem, but he hasn’t. The babysitter will soon be filling the little girl’s head with all sorts of other “rules”. Rules like girls aren’t good at math or girls should play with dolls, not trucks or good girls bring their babysitters money from daddy’s wallet.

    May 15, 2009 at 9:48 am   rating: 76  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Lorelie

    I’m 5’3″. My husband is 5’7″. Our kids? Seem to be on track to midget-hood. If I dressed them by age, I’d also have to get them big floppy shoes and red balls to stick on their noses, just to complete the clown look.

    May 15, 2009 at 9:56 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   claw71 bang

      I’m picturing you guys with about 9 kids, pulling up to Ponderosa in a Mini Cooper.

      May 15, 2009 at 10:23 am   rating: 41  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   amy

    team new sitter!

    May 15, 2009 at 10:02 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Robin

    Have to agree with N/A up above – kid’s clothing varies dramatically by brand. I have a four-year-old and he wears everything from Size 5 to Size 2. He’s a skinny kid so many Size 4′s are too large for his waist, so he’s mostly in 3′s.

    Seriously, if a babysitter has a concern, telling the parents about it is one thing. “I think your child’s clothes may be too tight, she’s been growing a lot and needs some new clothes that fit her better.” But to have some weird arbitrary rule, and then try to make the kid feel stressed about it, like the kid is doing something wrong? That is not even remotely okay.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:05 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   omphaloskeptic

    wow, the title of this post is not funny at all

    May 15, 2009 at 10:18 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   MeToo

      Heh heh, yeah, I got the heebies, too!

      *moves on to claw’s posts, for comfort*

      (but not all of them)

      May 15, 2009 at 1:39 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   kmd

    Why did I know that the child in question was a girl?

    And that the comments would be full of fat-hating fail?

    May 15, 2009 at 10:22 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   Mark bang

      Could you please point me to all of these fat-hating comments? I haven’t seen a single one yet, you fatass bitch.

      May 15, 2009 at 10:31 am   rating: 56  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   Bernd das Brot bang

      Why did I know that the child in question was a girl?

      Because you’re a psychic?

      May 15, 2009 at 10:34 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.3   claw71 bang

      Everybody knew that the child in question was a girl, mostly because the child’s gender is clearly identified in the preamble.

      And I don’t know that there have been many fat-hating comments. I think somebody’s a little sensitive. Might you be another one of those rotund women who blurs the line between having curves and possessing curvature? Let me clear it up for you, Rachel Ray, when the sprinkles from your morning Pop Tart fall into orbit around your belly, it’s time to lose a few pounds.

      So far, this note has generated comments about the incestuous nature of North Carolina, the sort of tags Dad’s going to be sticking on his baby’s clothes when she’s 16 and a healthy discussion about sex with toddlers. Stick around. I hear Butterfly Kisses and NAMBLA are coming later.

      May 15, 2009 at 10:46 am   rating: 50  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.4   marblecheshire

      The mating rituals of porcupines are what I am waiting for.

      May 15, 2009 at 10:53 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.5   anglophile bang

      I think you meant morning box of Pop Tarts, didn’t you, claw?

      Everyone knows you can’t eat one Pop Tart without eating the whole box.

      May 15, 2009 at 11:12 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.6   marblecheshire

      I am that way with Sun Chips.

      I feel like a bitch because I have no reason to be this way, but here smile reminds me of the Joker and I want to defile all pictures I see of it.

      May 15, 2009 at 11:17 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.7   marblecheshire

      And I meant ‘her’ and not ‘here’.

      May 15, 2009 at 11:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.8   HappyNat

      Dear KMD,

      You knew it was a girl because it said “daughter” in the post. A large percentage of daughters are girls.

      signed,
      reading fucking comprehension

      P.S. Sit down and shutup, fatty.

      May 15, 2009 at 12:24 pm   rating: 64  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.9   Tmarie

      See now I’m a fatty myself (trying to reform) and I got no fat-hating vibe from anywhere in the comments… except to be jealous of the size 4 27 year old.

      And I’m usually very sensitive about it because I kind of hate myself and my body, hehe…

      I would love for someone to point out the fat-hating comments so I can be all offended, please.

      May 15, 2009 at 1:49 pm   rating: 33  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.10   mamason bang

      If you like we could just make fun of you directly, Tmarie. ;-)

      May 15, 2009 at 2:10 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.11   KatieMB

      “A large percentage of daughters are girls.”

      Cite your sources, please.

      May 15, 2009 at 6:14 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.12   fluffy8u

      Google.

      May 16, 2009 at 12:08 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.13   ClickClack bang

      Aw, they’re so cute when they baby-talk.

      May 16, 2009 at 12:03 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.14   fluffy8u

      Quiet! Or I’ll Google you! *shakes fist at ClickClack*

      May 16, 2009 at 6:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.15   ClickClack bang

      Ooh, fluffer, so you’re into fisting?

      May 17, 2009 at 2:56 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   ClearlyDemented

    This is one PAN I can’t get behind. Why would you try to create a tense relationship between yourself and the person taking care of your kid? Cutting the tags off, maybe, but writing nasty notes for someone caring for your child to find? Stupid.

    Plus, you’re getting your information from a 4-year-old. In my experience, accuracy in storytelling is not usually their forte. If either of these parents had said something to this babysitter like ‘Hey, my kid’s real worried that she’s not wearing the same size as her age. What’s the deal with that?’ they might have gotten a logical explanation.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:24 am   rating: 41  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   aging hipster

      Team ClearlyDemented!

      May 15, 2009 at 10:34 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.2   DearJane

      I agree that you can’t take everything you hear from kids seriously. The boys next door to me have claimed that my cat snuck into their house and opened all of their cans of tuna and ate it. I have searched the cat all over, and have yet to see evidence of thumbs or a hidden can opener…

      May 15, 2009 at 11:12 am   rating: 29  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.3   much to my chagrin bang

      But CD, if the babysitter would just stay out of the kid’s pants in the first place, there wouldn’t be a problem.

      May 15, 2009 at 11:39 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.4   ClearlyDemented

      But how do we know it didn’t go something like this:

      A two year old, excited to recognize the same number as his age points to his pant tag while being changed and says ‘Two. I’m two.”

      BBSITTER: That’s right. You’re two and your pants are two.

      Four-year-old: Check mine, check mine.

      BBSITTER: Yours say six, but that’s okay. Not everyone has the same age as their clothes.

      Four-year-old goes home and insists her clothes should be fours, ’cause babysitter said so. The two-year-old, never forgetting how four-year-old snatched his favorite toy away from him and smothered it in boogers, reminds four-year-old every day that he’s two and his clothes are twos. The four-year-old keeps insisting to her parents that she needs to wear fours ’cause she absolutely has to rub it in this douchebag’s face. She knows her parents might comply if she tells them another authority figure is behind it, so she keeps insisting that bbsitter is the one telling her this.

      May 15, 2009 at 12:02 pm   rating: 37  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.5   much to my chagrin bang

      I guess that’s why I hate kids.

      May 15, 2009 at 12:18 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.6   unholyghost2003 bang

      CD, I agree yours is a possible scenario … but if yours was the actual case then the PA note on the tags wouldn’t have ended it. Despite the note on the tag the kid would still be begging for size 4 clothes and saying the babysitter told her she should be a size 4.

      May 15, 2009 at 12:23 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.7   ClearlyDemented

      I would assume the kid has ears and that the parents made this a big deal, since they went so far as to put what looks like a fairly uncomfortable amount of tape on a tag inside her clothes. My guess would be the bbsitter never even saw the altered tags; the girl just realized it was time to shut up.

      The idea that this was really something the bbsitter saw as an issue and continually discussed it with the kid and never with the parents is kind of ridiculous. I mean, are we to believe that she thinks the kid has a lot of say when it comes to choosing clothing sizes for herself? Not to mention the report that she checks her tags every day seems pretty far-fetched.

      May 15, 2009 at 12:42 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.8   Bunnee

      I think I can agree with Clearlydemented. My 5 year old loooves to tell tall tales and the above scenario could have very likely taken place. However, the father should have just cut the tags out, instead of coating them with tape, or whatever that is, making them twice as itchy than they are to begin with.

      May 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #24.9   claw71 bang

      Cutting the tags off doesn’t help when you’re trying to sell the clothes at a consignment shop, but I agree that the father could have done better. He should have hidden Chris Hansen in his daughter’s pants. Then we’d know what was really going on.

      May 15, 2009 at 12:58 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
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    • #24.10   MeToo

      Yeah, I’m ready for the REAL story here. Hey, Diane came in and cleared everything up for us – why can’t Daddy Dearest?

      I’m with CD, rah rah!

      May 15, 2009 at 1:44 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.11   N/A

      I don’t think it’s weird that the sitter is looking at the tags. I’m sure she’s either changing the kids diaper or helping her in the bathroom. It’s perfectly reasonable for a baby sitter to take off a little kids clothes.

      May 15, 2009 at 3:20 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.12   Sirius¤ bang

      You wouldn’t believe how many times my defense lawyer has had to say that on my behalf.

      May 15, 2009 at 3:37 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.13   oi!

      sssssh people. Do you guys even know how much time it takes to talk to baby sitter and ask what’s going on when dropping the kids off at center?
      Mr. dad chose easier, faster, smarter way to solve the problem. No seriously, it stopped the baby sitter from looking, isn’t it? Only intelligent, hardworking guys like him would know the most efficient way to communicate. Stitch notes to the clothing. Talking is way overrated people.
      well I gotta say tearing the label off is equally smarter way to solve the problem! I mean you are not in anyway contacting the offending person and you are being totally nice person and nothing feels like sheet. Kan it be better than that? ;)

      May 15, 2009 at 5:04 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.14   fluffy8u

      I think I can agree with ClearlyDemented. My 6 year old cousin once told her mom that I pushed her out of my room. Excuse me, I escorted the rock out so I can strip down and dance in my underwear.

      Another time she told my mom that it was me who left out the pb&j. What a tattle-tell. So I ratted on her that she was the one who left the crayon out and put a sticker on the dog. That showed her!

      May 16, 2009 at 12:23 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.15   April

      umm also we know it is a girl because the clothes have ruffles and pink on them in the picture.

      May 22, 2009 at 2:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   marblecheshire

    It is rather creepy that the sitter is looking at tags anyway.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:27 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Rob T Firefly

    This is way creepy, even for the Internet.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:27 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   fluffy8u

      Nothing, dear Rob T, is to creepy for the internet.

      May 16, 2009 at 6:42 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.2   ClickClack bang

      Nothing is to creepy as fluffy8u is to ___?

      May 17, 2009 at 2:59 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.3   Ti to the O bang

      a oiled up guy in a speedo.

      May 17, 2009 at 3:19 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.4   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Threw up a little in my mouth there , thanks.

      May 17, 2009 at 3:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   L

    Wow. This babysitter would have loved me. I wore a size 6 in kids clothing until I was 12. What a weirdo. I would be concerned about having my kid watched by her.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:34 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   marblecheshire

      I wear kids’ shoes.

      May 15, 2009 at 10:38 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   claw71 bang

      I bet you were sexy wearing those tight size six clothes. So hot.

      May 15, 2009 at 10:48 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.3   TheMiki

      I wear a kids’ size 4 shoes, and as such have a wide array of sneakers with Batman, Ninja Turtles, and velcro. Good times.

      May 15, 2009 at 1:41 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.4   N/A

      I wear a kids size 4 too. I’ve bought the same shoes as my son before; we had matching winter boots when he was 18 months.

      May 15, 2009 at 3:23 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.5   Beanster bang

      the velcro really helps me out. people then stay away from my tags. they consider sexual harassment due to my hot bod, but then they see the velcro and know not to mess.

      May 15, 2009 at 9:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.6   fluffy8u

      I wear boy’s clothing and I’m a 19 year old girl. Say what you will, but I can buy $4 shorts that were meant for husky boys.

      May 16, 2009 at 12:30 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.7   ClickClack bang

      Fine, deprive those poor husky boys of their shorts, but they’ll catch cold (or hell) running around that way. Won’t someone think of the husky children?

      (Actually, I suppose that the children of huskies are more commonly referred to as puppies, but school playgrounds have a no littering policy.)

      May 16, 2009 at 1:01 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.8   fluffy8u

      Lol. I’m sorry, I don’t have a come back for that. I just, was not expecting it. Good job, Clicky.

      May 16, 2009 at 6:47 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   unholyghost2003 bang

    When I first came onto PAN today I glanced at the picture without reading the text and I got a little bit excited … I thought some enterprising and sullen teen had put these notes in the lining of his/her pockets to thwart a nosey mother or father who was checking pocket contents.

    Then I read the back story. I am with all of those who say that babysitter needs a swift punch to the throat and to have one kid less to fill with crazy. A PA note would have been fine if your kid didn’t care and mentioned it off hand “Mrs Smith is weird. She says my shirt should be my age :roll: ” But no, bitch gave your kid a complex. Now is the time to stop being PA.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:44 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   claw71 bang

    That’s what I love about these preschool girls, man: I get older, they stay the same age.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:52 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   Bunnee

      Alright, alright, al…oh, wait. :shock:

      May 15, 2009 at 5:26 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   Jane Que

    Why are we all assuming that the babysitter was telling her she needed a bigger size? Maybe she was wearing size 5 and the clothes hung from her like potato sacks instead of hugging her girlish curves.

    May 15, 2009 at 11:08 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   DearJane

      If you have girlish curves at 4 something is very, very wrong…..

      May 15, 2009 at 11:16 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.2   claw71 bang

      Jane, I assume that such is indeed the case. In fact, it’s quite common for parents to buy clothes a size bigger than they really need because kids outgrow things so quickly. My parents were so poor I only recently grew into my school clothes from Kindergarten. Either way, it’s not the baby sitter’s place to go rummaging around in a child’s pants.

      May 15, 2009 at 11:30 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.3   unholyghost2003 bang

      Jane, I don’t think anyone was assuming that the clothes were too small. If the kids clothes were too small the parents would probably have bout clothes that fit properly, not sent a PA note. I assumed that the little girl in question is probably on the small side and wearing 3s that fit properly.

      May 15, 2009 at 11:52 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   Molly

    This made me LOL out loud.

    May 15, 2009 at 11:32 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   Mishee™ bang

      Really? LOL out loud?

      Interesting.

      May 15, 2009 at 11:35 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.2   Mark bang

      Was that before or after you went to the ATM machine and put in your PIN number?

      May 15, 2009 at 11:37 am   rating: 30  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.3   anglophile bang

      It had me rolling on the floor ROFLing.

      May 15, 2009 at 11:38 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.4   claw71 bang

      It had me naked, on the couch with a bucket of extra crispy and a tub of mashed potatoes with globs of gravy slowly o0ozing down my hairy chest pooling in that depression between my pasty white man boobs and my bulbous belly laughing, NOTCWABOECAATOMPWGOGSODMHCPITDBMBWMBAMBBLing.

      May 15, 2009 at 11:54 am   rating: 50  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.5   much to my chagrin bang

      Stamp out and eradicate superfluous redundancies!

      May 15, 2009 at 12:37 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.6   Mark bang

      Eschew obfuscation!

      May 15, 2009 at 3:49 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.7   Olson

      OMG! OMG! CLAW! TOO MUCH!!!
      I just sprayed tea all over the dog…..

      May 15, 2009 at 4:51 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.8   TP

      I sprayed someone entirely different … all over the dog.

      May 15, 2009 at 5:07 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.9   Olson

      You just sprayed someone all over the dog?????

      May 15, 2009 at 5:11 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.10   ClickClack bang

      Sounds like a reach-around gone astray.

      May 15, 2009 at 5:39 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.11   Olson

      Wait….Claw…..that B should be a P ….I think

      May 15, 2009 at 6:10 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.12   BrookeDiz

      Claw,

      NOTCWABOECAATOMPWGOGSOD
      MHCPITDBMBWMBAMBBLing…

      IFOMRR!

      (In Front Of My Roommate’s Relatives)

      May 15, 2009 at 8:35 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.13   fluffy8u

      Well… was I the only one who just… laughed?

      May 16, 2009 at 12:37 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.14   TheOldSchool

      I danced gaily across the room like a magical elf.

      May 16, 2009 at 2:23 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.15   fluffy8u

      Wow. I’m boring.

      May 16, 2009 at 4:50 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.16   aaa

      So Molly, I take it you watch Monk?

      May 16, 2009 at 12:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.17   fluffy8u

      That show is a blessing. And a curse.

      May 16, 2009 at 6:48 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   oi!

    I think e’body must have said it before but it’s so grave I have to say it. The babysitter is creepy and dad is idiot.
    ha ha look I won and stopped the sitter from commenting at my daughter’s clothing. Little he knows now the sitter has single out the kid and doing more just looking at the tags. you are so smart dad!

    May 15, 2009 at 11:38 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   much to my chagrin bang

      You forgot to say that the dad’s plan fell like s###.

      May 15, 2009 at 11:43 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.2   ryanmalloy

      perhaps the babysitter just checked the pants because they smell like s###.

      May 15, 2009 at 12:57 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.3   Olson

      If the sitter wasn’t checking the tags and commenting like the dad thought, then the babysitter probably was just really confused the next time she saw the tag, and maybe thought it was some sort of inside joke between the parents or…something.
      I can’t help thinking that the sitter had to have seen these tags, though. I mean, I think all that tape would have itched and scratched the kid and she would have complained to the point that the sitter would have looked to see what was irritating her.

      May 15, 2009 at 4:55 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.4   oi!

      yeah your comment reinforces my belief that dad is an idiot. I mean who actually goes to the length to taping stupid notes to kid’s clothing?
      All the logic behind putting notes when you can talk to person is actually beyond me. yeah, if you actually don’t want to solve anything and just want to be an asshole, I guess then it does make sense.

      May 15, 2009 at 5:15 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.5   Bunnee

      “if you actually don’t want to solve anything and just want to be an asshole”

      Pretty much sums up the whole reason why we’re here laughing every day, doesn’t it?

      May 15, 2009 at 5:31 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   Woman on the Verge bang

    You know, I am going to get out a sharpie and write “None of your damn business” on that damn label on the back of my Levis. I never understood why it was there with your size on it anyway.

    May 15, 2009 at 11:50 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   claw71 bang

      That’s OK, I can’t see the tag anyway, not with your muffin top obscuring the view.

      May 15, 2009 at 12:09 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.2   Woman on the Verge bang

      Oh, claw, that muffin top is for you, sweetie… I know how you like your women zaftig.

      May 15, 2009 at 12:12 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.3   anglophile bang

      Ah, the Levi’s tag issue. Thanks for bringing that up and recalling all those painful fat-girl-in-middle-school memories, Woman. :|

      May 15, 2009 at 12:40 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.4   Woman on the Verge bang

      You’re welcome, glo. Misery loves company!

      May 15, 2009 at 7:39 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.5   Bunnee bang

      I specifically wore Gloria Vanderbilts for that very reason, back in the day…

      May 16, 2009 at 12:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   Grimfool_Reluctant

    I’m late today (sorry) so first, to Marblecheshire, hey ya’ll, we play hardball here, so welcome, welcome, and get used to it.

    To Mishee and Claw, old friends, fuck you. I’m from Kentucky, so be like stale old Jay Leno and focus all your incest jokes on me. If that’s what passes for clever in your imagination . . . well, it says a lot more about you than it does about the South. I know you guys, and I know you can do better.

    May 15, 2009 at 12:49 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #34.1   Mishee™ bang

      GR – first of all, that tardiness will be noted on your permanent record.

      Secondly, we play hardball here, so welcome, welcome, and get used to it…

      In my opinion ALL of the South is ripe for the picking when it comes to incest jokes.

      May 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.2   claw71 bang

      Kentucky you say?

      I was wondering if your state legislature ever passed that bill that was supposed to downgrade Kentucky to a commonsqualor.

      I know I could do better and I started to but quickly lost interest in the project. I’d apologize but I hate lying.

      May 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.3   Grimfool_Reluctant

      Right, Mishee, because it just doesn’t fucking happen where you live. Brilliant.

      May 15, 2009 at 12:58 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.4   Mishee™ bang

      Now see, now you are just assuming.

      I never said that.

      May 15, 2009 at 1:02 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.5   claw71 bang

      Incest happens everywhere, GFR, but it’s only in the south where it’s just dismissed as human nature.

      Maw! Jim-Bob’s humpin’ Betty-Jo a-gin!

      Well you tell that boy to clean up when he’s done! You know how your daddy gits when he gits stuck with sloppy seconds.

      or

      Eddie’s daughter: “I’m going steady. And I french kiss.”
      Audrey: “So…everybody does that.”
      Eddie’s daughter: “Yeah, but Daddy’s says I’m the best at it.”

      May 15, 2009 at 1:05 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.6   Grimfool_Reluctant

      Mishee — my bad. Of course, you’re just saying it happens mor freuquently in the South than it does where you live. Brilliant.

      May 15, 2009 at 1:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.7   Mishee™ bang

      *loves that finally someone recognizes her brilliance*

      May 15, 2009 at 1:20 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.8   Sirius¤ bang

      Give GFR a break. I just came back from Kentucky — it’s no wonder he’s so fucking grim.

      What does a Kentucky girl say after losing her virginity? “I’m telling Mom”.

      Welcome welcome

      May 15, 2009 at 1:23 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.9   unholyghost2003 bang

      No one is saying it only happens in the south or that it happens more often in the south, just that JOKES are made about it happening in the south. Every region has its stereotypes, deserved or not.

      Mish is from the Bay Area. All Butt Plug/Lesbian jokes are aimed at her.

      And the world keeps spinning.

      May 15, 2009 at 1:34 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.10   Bernd das Brot bang

      “… I’m telling Mom”

      I’m still trying to get those Brazilian zoo images out of my head and now this?!?

      May 15, 2009 at 1:37 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.11   Mishee™ bang

      Hey ghostie!

      I resemble that remark!

      And don’t forget about the outrageous amounts of Indian (dot) & Asian software engineering nerds here in the Silicon Valley… lots of jokes about them…

      And the Mexicans… oh lord! The Mexicans are aplenty here!

      Oh, the fodder I live with…

      *sigh*

      Bernd – I am sooooo glad that someone clicked on the link… GW must be proud of me now…

      May 15, 2009 at 1:39 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.12   oi bang

      hey did you call me?

      May 15, 2009 at 1:43 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.13   Sirius¤ bang

      Well, I’m from Utah, where we do the honorable thing and marry our 14-year-old daughters before we have sex with them.

      May 15, 2009 at 1:51 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.14   MeToo

      Well, hey, I’m from Texas. Do I get to play, too?

      No, Mishee…the Mexicans are MINE!

      May 15, 2009 at 1:56 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.15   amy d bang

      I’m from the South and I am not offended by these comments. I realize that they are jokes and somethimes, these types of jokes are used to make fun of the stereotype.

      May 15, 2009 at 1:57 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.16   Mishee™ bang

      See Sirius.

      There are decent people in this country after all! :)

      May 15, 2009 at 1:58 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.17   Mishee™ bang

      MeToo – Texas doesn’t count.

      May 15, 2009 at 2:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.18   anglophile bang

      <threadjack>

      Ooh, Sirius! I like your little star!

      </threadjack>

      Oh, anyone want to make cheese-eating, beer drinking jokes so I can be offended?

      May 15, 2009 at 2:06 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.19   unholyghost2003 bang

      I will Glo! So, how was the sex with the cow? Did ya have to get the COW drunk on Leinenkugel’s? ya. Maybe some Sven and Ole/ Ole and Lena jokes? Uff da!

      Wait. I am from Wisconsin too. :|

      May 15, 2009 at 2:14 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.20   claw71 bang

      What did the Wisconsin girl say after she lost her virginity?

      Moo!

      May 15, 2009 at 2:15 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.21   J0sie

      Sister/Daughter/Cousin, whoever… I’m from Minnesota don’t ya know and so I’ll be too nice to say anything about it anyways. Just tell me when the wedding is and I’ll snap on my snow shoes and bring the hotdish and lutefisk over in time for the reception.

      May 15, 2009 at 2:16 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.22   Mishee™ bang

      I won’t mention that Bartleby and Loki were cast out of Heaven to spend eternity in Wisconsin.

      Oh.. wait…

      May 15, 2009 at 2:18 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.23   claw71 bang

      Ya hey der, we brung ya some fried cheese curds dontchano.

      May 15, 2009 at 2:18 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.24   claw71 bang

      I thought Texas was leaving. Can they hurry up and get the fuck out already?

      May 15, 2009 at 2:20 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.25   yomama

      …..Awkward…..

      May 15, 2009 at 2:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.26   much to my chagrin bang

      I’m just another corrupt, pork-lovin’ Chicagoan.

      May 15, 2009 at 2:27 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.27   unholyghost2003 bang

      Claw, I LOVE “What did the Wisconsin girl say after she lost her virginity?

      Moo!”

      It works on two levels 1. that WI folks are into beastiality OR 2. WI girls are FAT (which is to be expected from a state known for its sausage/cheese consumption) But you can’t forget to mock us for being #1 in Binge Drinking for something like 10 years running!

      Shall we talk about Ohio now? :twisted:

      May 15, 2009 at 2:29 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.28   mamason bang

      Are there any stereotypes about Virginians?

      May 15, 2009 at 2:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.29   ClearlyDemented

      I’m prepared to start the rumor that Virginian Ham is the true origination of swine flu, if that helps.

      May 15, 2009 at 2:43 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.30   mamason bang

      That is so nice, CD. Thanks! :-D

      May 15, 2009 at 2:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.31   Sirius¤ bang

      Nothing personal, Mamason, but there’s no way you’re still a Virginian!

      May 15, 2009 at 2:45 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.32   oi!

      Why do I keep coming back to this site?
      Because I don’t have to pay!
      To all who are scratching their heads: I am one cheap Indian! whoo hoo!

      May 15, 2009 at 3:01 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.33   MeToo

      Shit. I don’t have a witty retort, claw.

      Does the thought count?

      Wait, I’m from Texas. I don’t have witty retorts. Or much in the way of thoughts. Nevermind.

      May 15, 2009 at 3:22 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.34   unholyghost2003 bang

      MeToo, you are from Texas, you don’t NEED a witty retort. You have GUNS.

      May 15, 2009 at 3:27 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.35   Bunnee

      I’m originally from Ohio, but I live in Texas. Get yer two-fers while they’re still fresh! ;)

      May 15, 2009 at 3:34 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.36   MeToo

      Oh yeah, we have guns, forgot that!

      Also, when I need a witty retort, I’m gonna call my witty neighbor. You might know him as GW. Boy, that is one witty Texan.

      May 15, 2009 at 3:44 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.37   Sirius¤ bang

      Rhymes with witty

      May 15, 2009 at 3:49 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.38   Mark bang

      Titty!!!!

      …oh wait

      May 15, 2009 at 3:56 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.39   Mishee™ bang

      Whoa.

      That is the first time in YEARS a thread (especially ones that were just additions while I’m on lunch…) has really made LOL (out loud) and possibly get fired…

      Anyways… back on the subject…

      When do we get to start making fun of the Pacific Northwest?? :D

      May 15, 2009 at 4:01 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.40   much to my chagrin bang

      We won’t. They’re so stoned, they wouldn’t get it anyway.

      May 15, 2009 at 4:11 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.41   ClearlyDemented

      Do you mean like those smelly hippies that live in Portland or the suicidal stoners from Seattle?

      May 15, 2009 at 4:16 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.42   Mishee™ bang

      Ummm… The smelly hippies…

      I spent two years in Vancouver, WA. I’ve been back home now for 2 years.

      Still haven’t gotten over the experience.

      May 15, 2009 at 4:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.43   Olson

      Mamason…I have relatives in the western part of VA. We’ve always said that they’d walk circles if they ever got in flat land because they must have one leg shorter than the other one from living in those hills.
      Also, I’ve never in my life heard folks that talked so sloooooow…..Virginians just don’t get in a hurry.
      BTW, I live in Arkansas and I think I’ve got you all beat because….well……I have two words for you…..Bill……Clinton….

      May 15, 2009 at 5:04 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.44   Mark bang

      Mish, you mean:

      Vancouver, not BC.
      Washington, not DC.

      May 15, 2009 at 5:09 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.45   agatha christie

      I’m originally from Michigan. Not much interesting there except that everyone’s out of a job and Detroit recently got rid of its corrupt mayor. It’s not even the murder capital of the world anymore.

      May 15, 2009 at 6:26 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.46   Bunnee bang

      As a Buckeye fan, I feel I should say one thing and one thing only: Muck Fichigan.

      Kidding! I kid! I’m a kidder!

      No, really, Michigan sucks. :lol:

      May 15, 2009 at 6:35 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.47   Mark bang

      That’s kinda like the saying from my college:

      Tuck Fexas! :lol:

      May 15, 2009 at 6:41 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.48   Bunnee bang

      Mark, seeing that I’m a Buckeye fan, I have to agree! (I went to a different University of Texas, so I can agree with a clear conscience!)

      May 15, 2009 at 6:45 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.49   KatieMB

      Hell, I don’t care where anyone’s from, I just like to make fun of them! That’s the whole point of this site, isn’t it? ;)

      May 15, 2009 at 7:11 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.50   Woman on the Verge bang

      Sure, Katie… where are you from again? :)

      May 15, 2009 at 7:47 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.51   Beanster bang

      * identifies herself as Canadian in a desperate need for attention *

      May 15, 2009 at 10:07 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.52   DebbieSue

      How do you get to Columbus, OH from Michigan? South til you smell it … East til you step in it

      GO BLUE… Buckeyes are hairless nuts!

      May 15, 2009 at 11:35 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.53   Bunnee bang

      http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q121/smkeater55/ChokeMichiganFootball.gif

      :mrgreen:

      (don’t know how to make it an active link–Sorry!)

      May 16, 2009 at 12:05 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.54   Mishee™ bang

      Beanster – we can’t do much for you.

      Those jokes just write themselves.

      May 16, 2009 at 11:01 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.55   agatha christie

      Hey Bunnee, how do you get an OSU grad off your porch?

      Pay him for the pizza!

      No really, Ohio sucks. Not just OSU (especially the stupid emphasis on the “THE” that appears before its name) but the whole state. The only redeeming feature about it is Cedar Point.

      May 16, 2009 at 12:58 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.56   Bunnee

      Do you mean the porch of the halfway house where all the smart people in Michigan live? :lol:

      May 16, 2009 at 1:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.57   agatha christie

      Meh. It might be a halfway house, but the OSU folks still deliver our pizzas.

      May 16, 2009 at 5:36 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.58   Canthz_B bang

      Until some other region keeps a show like Hee Haw on the air for a few decades, the South will have to bear the brunt of jokes.
      Face it, even a Jersey joke is weak in comparison to a redneck joke. Jeff Foxworthy didn’t get rich off of Jersey jokes you know

      Personally, I love the contradictions inherent in the belief systems in place in the Bible belt. Pro-life and Pro death penalty. Anti-government and Pro-farm subsidies.
      It is to laugh!

      May 17, 2009 at 5:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.59   ClearlyDemented

      RE; 34.55

      Couldn’t agree with you more, Agatha. I’m originally from Cleveland and ‘visit family’ once a year just to head to the Point.

      Some hilarious videos about Cleveland below:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysmLA5TqbIY&feature=channel

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZzgAjjuqZM

      May 17, 2009 at 7:03 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.60   Eva

      Oooh, I’m from Charm City! Oh wait, maybe we are still “The City That Reads”…oh nevermind maybe it is “The City That Bleeds”
      Shit, I think we are better known by “Stop Snitchin”

      May 17, 2009 at 8:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.61   Holiday Djinn

      Hey Eva,

      Thanks for the Colts!

      Much Love,
      Holiday Djinn

      May 18, 2009 at 11:08 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.62   Eva

      Hey Holiday Djinn,

      Thanks for showing how classy you are!

      Much Love,
      Eva

      May 18, 2009 at 12:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #35   Grimfool_Reluctant

    Honestly, I’m creeped out by the child care worker . . . but, as a former father, I’m REALLY creeped out by a father who would think that the appropriate reaction to this situation would be to put a fucking smart-ass tag in his daughter’s clothes. Jeeeeeezzzzuuuussss.
    “Daddy, Mrs. McMurdoch put her finger in my no-no today.”
    “Really, sweetie? I’ll make sure that doesn’t happen again.”
    **Grabs a Sharpie, scribbles on daughter’s panties “None of your damn business” and then looks up the address to submit photos to PAN.**
    Thanks, Dad!

    May 15, 2009 at 12:56 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #35.1   Quite Contrary

      how is one a “former father?” my dad would really like to know how to sign up for that.

      May 15, 2009 at 1:12 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.2   oi!

      Thanks grim. That’s what I said, didn’t I?

      May 15, 2009 at 1:16 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.3   park rose

      Grim, you’re up late man. And you’re a bit testy. I’ll claim I’m from Tasmania, and cop the flack, if you like.

      What’s the story with ‘former’ father? Doesn’t sound like a good one.

      Fully agree with you on dad’s actions being wrong.

      May 15, 2009 at 1:19 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.4   RP

      Quite Contrary, your father would have to arrange for you to have a little ‘accident’.

      May 20, 2009 at 12:27 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #36   Mishee™ bang

    ok… so, I guess I’m gonna have to be the one who says it.

    Who is gonna do the Salt ‘n Pepa parody?

    May 15, 2009 at 1:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #36.1   ryanmalloy

      Kant touch this?

      ah, drat, that was MC Hammer.

      May 15, 2009 at 3:52 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.2   Sirius¤ bang

      I drank too much and woke up in somebody else’s thread.

      May 15, 2009 at 4:03 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.3   Mark bang

      ryanmalloy, as usual xkcd says it best.

      May 15, 2009 at 4:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.4   unholyghost2003 bang

      Oh dear … clicking that link had unforeseen results … and yes the words “Wax a chump like a candle” were involved.

      May 15, 2009 at 4:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.5   Olson

      Isn’t Ghostwriter the song parody writer extraordinaire of the group?
      C’mon….give us a “Let’s Talk About…” parody!

      May 15, 2009 at 6:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.6   Mishee™ bang

      GW and claw are both songwriters extraordinaire… and a few others in the group…

      I wasn’t thinking of “Let’s Talk About Sex”… Personally, I was hoping for a parody on this song…

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsyrFHgK4Os

      Geez, was I the only one who heard this song off of their “Very Necessary” album?

      *chin quivers*

      May 16, 2009 at 11:05 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.7   Saysh bang

      Mishee honey *I* knew what you were talking about..

      *wraps arms around Mishee and leads her off to “check her tags”*

      May 17, 2009 at 2:53 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.8   Canthz_B bang

      I was thinking you meant “Push It”, Mishee™.

      ♫ Yo, yo, yo, yo baby Pop,
      no altered tags on your tot! ♫

      May 17, 2009 at 12:33 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #37   Dory

    I’m offended. What’s with all the attention on the fatties? Skinnies need flak, too.

    Bring the h8rs, please.

    May 15, 2009 at 4:40 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #37.1   Olson

      Quiet toothpick!! Mishee and Claw are probably busy right now, but I bet you’re on the agenda. Or you’re not. Could be that you aren’t that important. Yeah. That’s probably it.

      May 15, 2009 at 6:13 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #38   Blackwood

    I don’t agree with the fact that anyone should check the tags of your clothing, ever.

    Also, I find it completely rude that some people here think they’re entitled to say what other people should wear and what they should do with their bodies… Raging God complex, anyone? and most of them are men, coincidentally! Post a picture, let’s see if you’re Brad Pitt’s clone with a smashing sense of fashion or what!

    Wow, some people really do go out of their way to make the human race look bad.

    May 15, 2009 at 6:49 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #38.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      only 1/2 of them are men actually …

      No Fat Chicks! :lol:

      May 15, 2009 at 6:52 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.2   Mark bang

      Blackwood, it sounds like you need to get laid! :lol:

      May 15, 2009 at 6:56 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.3   ClickClack bang

      Yeah, Blackwood, and we’ll do what we can to help. Post a photo, and we’ll tell you what to wear.

      May 15, 2009 at 10:33 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.4   Blackwood

      never needed any help in any of those areas, I’m not handicapped… but thank you for your offers.

      :)

      also, I think there were more comments other than 2… maybe they were edited later.

      on to your comments, I think the fact that one of them was a woman only makes it even worse (great. not only men think they can decide how women should dress like. OTHER WOMEN do too. thanks for clearing that up!), it doesn’t matter how she looks (why would that be relevant when we can’t really see anyone here? why bother to “clear that up” for anybody?)… plus it was not about weight, I never said that (I don’t know why SOME kind of people assume that it’s always about that! maybe it hits a raw nerve?), as there were comments also about older people, etc, as well, all in offensive terms, and that was my point.

      rest in peace, people.

      have a nice weekend :)

      and take a chill pill

      !

      May 16, 2009 at 10:39 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.5   much to my chagrin bang

      Umm… I still don’t want to see sagging old ladies and fatties in clothes that were clearly not made for them.

      May 16, 2009 at 1:46 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #39   c lo

    Well, playing devils advocate here……….

    The parent could be entirely crazy here.

    I watch kids and I have one family who has a nearly 4 year old, and they are so so 1)clueless and 2)cheap they haven’t bought her clothing in probably two years. No joke, the kid (who is a normal average sized kid) comes to my house in dresses that don’t come down over her undies that are size 2t and shirts that are essentially midriff baring shirts because they are size 18month…ON A NEARLY 4 YEAR OLD. And this isn’t the first parent I’ve had who did this. Recently, I had a drop-in who’s parents sent her to me in a size 9 month jacket. She’s almost 5.

    Passive agressive is passive agressive and if the parent had a justifiable case, they’d probably ignore it. Maybe this parent is some cheapo or someone who neglects their kid and actually doesn’t put them in appropriately sized clothes. Maybe.

    I mean, why would the babysitter look unless maybe the kid looked like the clothes were ill-fitting?

    May 15, 2009 at 6:52 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #39.1   Blackwood

      you could be right, I guess we’ll never know. Maybe the nanny was really concerned about a kid wearing stuff that didn’t cover her properly.

      May 16, 2009 at 10:51 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #39.2   katie

      @#39 Because some people are crazy as shit. Look at the brand of that shirt–that’s not a particularly cheap shirt. It’s no Armani For Kids, but it’s not the mark of a parent who only springs for new clothes every 5 years either.

      May 16, 2009 at 12:50 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #39.3   c lo

      Uhm, the brand of the shirt (Circo) is the Target house brand…those shirts are $3.99 on the tables there. And, if you get it, say, at a thrift store or garage sale or on clearance it would be even less.

      And, just since you mentioned it, the parents I have who are freaks and don’t buy their kids stuff do it because they sometimes DO have expensive stuff (bought on clearance or at yard sales) so they freakishly think “oh, it’s originally a $30 shirt so it should last them 2 years” or some crap like that. Just because a parent buys a kid one brand name shirt (which this parent did not) doesn’t mean they lavish money on the kids clothes.

      May 16, 2009 at 8:07 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #39.4   techimpaired

      Then why hasn’t she brought this up with the parents? Does she think the child buys her own clothes? It’s PA because this woman brought it up with a toddler and not her parents. Or she’s nuts. Weird little behaviors like this are usually a good sign of mental instability. I would’ve found a new sitter before relabelling the clothes.

      May 17, 2009 at 5:33 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #39.5   Canthz_B bang

      Watching kids is really creepy behavior, c lo.

      Just saying.

      May 17, 2009 at 11:58 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #39.6   marx

      That’s what all the kids are wearing these days, c lo. Don’t you watch TV?

      May 18, 2009 at 8:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #40   surrahsurrah bang

    Using your children as a vehicle for aggression is obviously good parenting. When I have children, I’ll do things like send them to the IRS with notes telling them to suck it. Then I’ll resort to the ever classy “teach your kids how to give people the middle finger” to finish it off.

    This father is an inspiration to us all.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:43 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #40.1   Bunnee bang

      I didn’t exactly “teach” my then 3 year old how to give the finger–he just had a boo-boo on his middle finger. And he showed it to me, while he was sucking on his pacifier. And I took a picture. And I’m not going to lie, it was cuter than HELL! (He didn’t know what he was doing–that’s what made it so darling, imo.)

      May 15, 2009 at 11:12 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.2   surrahsurrah bang

      Worry not Bunnee, you are spared the wrath of my judgment.

      For now… muahahaha

      May 15, 2009 at 11:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.3   Kip

      I know a three year old who curses like a sailor. He once thought it would be funny to call people and tell them to pay up two hundred dollars by Christmas or die. Which is awesome.

      Isn’t that the best reason to breed?

      May 16, 2009 at 11:04 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.4   Bunnee

      They do provide for some entertaining moments, god love ‘em.

      May 16, 2009 at 9:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #41   Kevin

    Well, I checked the size of my pants. They say “38×32″. It’s been a while since I did math in my head, but I think that comes out to 1,216. I don’t think my clothing is age appropriate unless I was born in the year 793.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:53 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #41.1   Canthz_B bang

      I just checked the tag in my pants. It says “Eat more you skinny bastard!”

      May 17, 2009 at 11:49 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.2   Ti to the O bang

      “34×36 you are probably tall and clumsy”

      May 17, 2009 at 3:22 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #42   Kip

    Probably more disturbing than the fact that he covered the tags is that the shirt is about the most expensive thing sold at Target. Why go to a discount store and buy the most expensive shirt on the rack? Buy the cheap shirt that will rip in six months, they’ll outgrow it by then anyway.

    Team crazy parent. Though maybe his next note should be to the high school chick on the corner who needs gas money.

    May 16, 2009 at 11:02 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #42.1   N/A

      Circo shirts are usually $3-5 each depending on the particular style and size, they are the cheap crap that parents buy for play clothes.

      May 16, 2009 at 9:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #42.2   rahmalzee

      Kip, you probably use paper plates and plastic utensils at your dinner table and don’t recycle. Duh, that’s why we have lanfills!
      Oh, did you get in on the clearance sale of painted Thomas the Tank Engine toys made in China?
      Why spend perfectly good money on moderate-quality, non-toxic things that might last beyond our own immediate needs or provide more than sweatshop wages to those who worked to make them?

      p.s. high school chick on the corner? wtf?

      May 17, 2009 at 5:32 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #42.3   Kip

      You’re right. I use paper plates and plastic utensils, but they don’t go in landfills. I bring your mom over to wash them.

      And the high school chick on the corner was meant to reference a kid living down the street from you, but don’t worry. Your sister doesn’t need to come back inside for a couple more hours.

      May 17, 2009 at 8:56 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #42.4   Canthz_B bang

      Kermit: It’s not easy being Green.

      Oscar: What are you people trying to do, make me homeless?

      May 17, 2009 at 11:33 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #42.5   rahmalzee

      I think the next time I see a high school kid anywhere near a corner, I’m going to hand ‘em a note, tape-laminated to a dollar bill, saying,

      “NONE OF YOUR
      DAMN BUSINESS!
      (Go ride a bike!)”

      May 18, 2009 at 8:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #43   jojobe bang

    am I the only one who sees the passive-aggressiveness in what the babysitter did? I know popular theories are divided between which is more sane, the babysitter or the parent… (Probably neither, why give either of them that much credit) BUT, here’s another possible scenario.

    Kid’s clothes are ill-fitting. Babysitter checks tags out of a dastardly human motivation called curiosity (ex: “What the hell size of clothes is this kid wearing today?”). Babysitter can think of no way to approach parent, for fear of seeming presumptuous and kind of an asshole (rightly so). So babysitter thereupon plants little seeds of unhappiness and doubt in child concerning child’s clothing, in hopes that child will simply insist to wear ‘the size of her age.’ Parent hears back from child and thinks ‘That bitch of a babysitter is a presumptuous asshole.’ Cue PA notes on tags. Viola.

    May 16, 2009 at 11:39 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   SB

    I would like to applaud this. My kindergarten teacher checked my clothing tags as a child and it humiliated me.
    Is this a southern thing?

    May 16, 2009 at 12:29 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   jojobe bang

    you know, i wouldn’t classify it as that, but it’s probably a lot more typical down south. they are known for being much more intimate, on a general basis… and with good reason.

    May 16, 2009 at 12:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #45.1   jojobe bang

      dammit i meant that to be a reply to #44 and now i cant edit either… still getting the hang of things.

      May 16, 2009 at 12:47 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #46   katie

    I don’t understand why the parents kept sending the kid to that person. A babysitter invades my child’s privacy, says things that humiliate her or at least make her self-conscious, and does all this without ever speaking to me, you better believe that bitch isn’t caring for my kids anymore. At least they did something about it. I hope they talked with their kid and let her know that there’s nothing wrong with her, it’s just the woman who’s loopy.

    May 16, 2009 at 12:45 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #46.1   jojobe bang

      maybe it’s not always the worst thing in the world to be an example for your kids? (i.e., when someone’s a presumptuous asshole bitch, you tell them that to their face. via PA notes on clothing tags.)

      May 16, 2009 at 12:49 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #47   you are all fools bang

    Really, I think that the comments are more agressive than the submitted notes…

    May 16, 2009 at 6:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #47.1   Canthz_B bang

      So, you do get the point then.

      May 16, 2009 at 11:04 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #48   NoAdditives

    Why not just cut the tags out of the clothes? After all, tags are pretty irritating.

    Or how about talking to the day care provider about the inappropriateness of that kind of behavior?

    May 16, 2009 at 7:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   Canthz_B bang

    Beware of children bearing PANs.

    May 16, 2009 at 11:01 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   Canthz_B bang

    Of course it’s none of her “damn business”…damning is God’s business!
    Hell, He’s a God-damned expert at damning!!

    May 17, 2009 at 1:31 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   Canthz_B bang

    Just like you stopped watching television because of the commercials?

    I admire your integrity.

    May 17, 2009 at 5:38 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   Corrine

    Oh the very lovely and very racist 82% white town of Cary, NC. Right outside snotty research triangle. My father moved there a few years ago and the place makes my skin crawl.

    May 17, 2009 at 9:28 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #52.1   techimpaired

      Very astute and relevant comment Cor. Obviously this is a racial issue. How the hell did I miss all the racial tension and slurs flying around between the crazy tag checking lady and the child’s parent. Just look at the blatantly white tags he put on the clothes.

      May 18, 2009 at 4:43 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #53   lauren

    I’m guessing the woman checking this child’s tags knows very little about children’s clothing. I have seven little nieces and nephews, and though they have always been perfectly average height/weight for their age, most of them did NOT always wear the exact size clothing for their age. Those sizes are just a guideline.

    And even if that weren’t the case, wow, what a way to give a child a body complex at an early age. That’s incredibly damaging in the long run.

    May 17, 2009 at 11:14 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #54   Lucy

    aaahaha love that idea. good for the parents. :b that lady is such an anal beeetch.

    May 18, 2009 at 1:55 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   Carrieknowseverything

    If I found out that a babysitter was looking in my childs clothing for any other reason than a bathroom accident, she would no-longer be my babysitter.

    His father and I, and in the case of a doctor, are the only people who should ever see him underneath his clothing.

    May 18, 2009 at 9:47 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #55.1   Amen!

      Seriously! While the tags are definitely funny, I would not have acted the same way. In fact, that babysitter would have gotten quite an earful, along the lines of “fear for your life if you ever touch my kid again.”

      People are insane. Why on Earth would you say that to a child??

      May 18, 2009 at 10:46 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #56   slewisecu bang

    So – I have been reading everyone’s posts and I am the father… my daughter is 3 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 33 pounds – she is tiny. Yes she eats, like a horse, but we are outside a lot being very active.
    As for the story – I talked to my daughter and she did not want me to say anything, because it would make it worse. She had a few more days there before she went to other care. I do listen to my child when they ask about certian things. This seemed like the time I made an adult decision and did not verbally say anything and at the same time let the sitter know what she was doing was not acceptable. When my daughter got into the car that afternoon I asked if anything happened. She asked my why I wrote on the tags – that the sitter saw the writing. I explained to her that I listend to her about not saying anything. I also said that if she is having problems and she does not want us to say anything, that we will still do something to show her that I support her and her emotional well being. The child has clothes that fit her and even in her size 5 they do not fit, she still needs size 4 and 3 in some cases. There have been no other issues with her age and the tags.
    My daughter was in tears one time at my parents house trying to rip the tags off her clothes. That was when we had a talk and that was also the first time I or her mother heard of this happening. So for all of you that have children you understand the trust that you need to develop with your children. If I would have not listened to her and talked to the sitter, then that would have broken the trust a little. What happens when she is older and you need to depend on the trust you built when they are young.
    As for the “sitter” we have not talked to them in almost 2 years because of this incident and now they have 2 daughter – Karma – it will come back to bite them in the future…

    May 22, 2009 at 4:45 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #56.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      Ah! Well the information that you/she were about to change child care does alter things a bit. Thank you for filling us in a bit more and also thank you for understanding 1) most comments are made in good humor and not intended as insulting and the most insulting offensive are really only using your story as a starting point for a joke we wish you and your family only the best. 2) that a little more information is all the serious posts need

      I for one truly appreciate how you handled your response to the comments. Your little girl has a good daddy.

      May 22, 2009 at 4:53 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.2   oi bang

      I second that.

      May 22, 2009 at 7:14 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.3   Rue

      bullcrap! you dont mess with a persons family. case closed.
      you did the right thing which you dont need some lump on a webstie to tell you that.
      but i dont have any kids but ive had to shut up a wellmeaning and sometimes not wellmeaning adult at church or just out and about in the world about my family. and what we do is just that..our business.

      May 25, 2009 at 7:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.4   Amy

      Oh, daddy, I am with you. This babysitter was SO out of line. (I also have a daughter who’s small for her age, and if the woman who cares for her gave me any lip about her wearing size 12-months at age 27 months, I’d be royally pissed. And if she said it to my daughter instead of to me . . . ? GRRRR!) I loved your solution and wish I could’ve seen her face when she saw your notes.

      Your post here actually raises my only concern: was it okay with your daughter that you responded this way? After all, she did ask you not to say anything (poor baby).

      Jun 4, 2009 at 8:04 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #57   anaonymous

    maybe your daughter is fat and needs to lose some weight. maybe youre a neglectful parent. ass hole

    Jun 19, 2009 at 12:11 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   Wererat

    I should tell my boss to get her two year old out of those t4′s then, she’ll just have to take her shins off i guess! i mean, come on, every kid grows EXACLY the same right? Their all EXACLY the same in every way…. and #56, your a nazi. quit hatin on us non arians

    Jun 24, 2009 at 1:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   Anna

    That father is so right to put that on those clothes tags. Why would anyone want to encourage an obsession over clothing sizes at such a young age? I can’t believe that babysitter did that!

    Jul 3, 2009 at 6:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
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