The Daddy: Daycare Nanny Cam: Amazing, Fantastic, Safety Utility or Insanely Obsessive Voyeuristic Self-Torture Device?
The Momma: Or 3rd option–Fascinating Screensaver of Time Wasting Death?
D: Yeah, combine that with the second choice for the ultimate in BAD IDEA.
M: Awww, I liked the little time waster!
D: Yeah, it was pretty fun. My favorite is the slow frame rate which makes everyone look like they’re stop motion animated.
M: I’m sure the IT department at work just LOVED me having that open all day.
M: I don’t know, it’s weird…I like that the daycare has the camera and it was a nice way to ease into the 2nd day with him…BUT I don’t see that it will be an all the time, every day thing.
D: No, absolutely it’s a cool thing, and gives a HUGE peace of mind that it even exists, but it most assuredly should NOT be left on all the time. Not only will we obsess, in the end it will only generate angst as no one is perfect. The kids outnumber the teachers and there’s just going to be times where accidents happen. Over obsession will lead to over analysis which will lead to… taking the kid to another daycare.
M: Although it was freaking hysterical when you were narrating what was happening…that’s worth it for the amusement factor alone.
D: Oh that was unexpected…I didn’t mean to get all sportscaster on you on your drive home. It was rather compelling to describe what was going on. Again, it creates this creepy voyeuristic thing where I feel like I’m watching little animals scurry around in a cage. Oh who am I kidding, that’s basically what was happening.
M: Well, minus the teachers, that’s basically what they are at this age.
D: True, which is also part of the problem of leaving the web feed on all day- like you said, it’s a living screensaver of munchkins running around, except that you have to take one of them home at the end of the day. The goal of course, is that YOUR munchkin is the best behaved of the group. Or at very least, the least worst behaved.
M: We can only hope.