Don't Make Me Put You in the Naughty Chair: Supernanny is Back
But at the same time Supernanny makes me feel scummy, because I know I'm about to be bombarded with wide-eyed "how do people live like that?" moments that I should be ashamed to enjoy. The frosting on my personal regressive conflict cake: Jo Frost is often super hot working the secretly-sexy-librarian-taking-control archetype, and surely it's wrong for me to objectify a stern Madonna in that stereotypical, manipulated way. Right?
My 9 yo daughter decided to spend the day watching the Super Nanny marathon. It was culture shock for her! LOL! One child called the mom a B-word. She looked at me wide eyed and said Mommy, I'm shocked, did you hear what he said! I'd be dead! All his mom did was wash his mouth out with soap!
Bingkee writes an interesting blog called I Love/Hate America where she posted about the American cultural issues evident in the parenting shown on Supernanny, and she likes how a nanny-cam, which typically is used by parents to spy on their caregivers, is flipped to reveal the secrets of the parents on the show:
The nanny-cam in Supernanny gives viewers glimpses of how terrible and embarrassing parents transform their children into potential monstrosities. It also gives us a montage of how some American parents shamefully breed brats.
I will have to say that it is more fun to watch on tv! After 15 minutes I was worn out, but I dug in and fought it out. Finally, he fell asleep....until 3 AM that is! Then we started back with the SuperNanny technique until Ben finally went back to sleep at 5 AM!!! It was pure misery!
So, thank you, SuperNanny, for the tips, but I'd rather just watch you use them and not have to use them at home!! I'm hoping tonight won't be a repeat of last night!