And so we come full circle in the whorl of surveillance-media-consumer-parenting society.
I Saw Your Nanny [isawyournanny.blogspot.com] wants you to send in your sightings of inappropriate nanny behavior, and "if you are able to capture a photograph of the nanny or something that identifies the nanny," send that, too.
They'll post them in just-barely-anonymized form so that the parents can find out about these situations, of course, and put a stop to it. And if, in the mean time, other folks have a good read off of it, well, that's just fine, too.
See if you can unpack the various subtexts of this sighting on Leroy Street in Tribeca, dated Sept. 6:
Leroy Street Nanny, NYCI Saw Your Nanny: The Blog [via dt reader sadie]
If your nanny is often walking your child (boy between 9-12 months), I see her all of the time. She walks to Starbucks often with your child. I have seen her in Starbucks. When your child starts crying, she says "oh, stop crying, stop crying". The nanny is focused on getting her coffee but the child never has a bottle, crackers or even a toy to amuse himself. I don't like the tone in which she speaks to your child. Isn't it her job to take care of the child? Because she behaves as if the child is interfering with her coffee obtaining and newspaper reading. She pushes your child in an orange Valco Runabout stroller. If this sounds like you, I hope you get a nanny camera. I don't know how to describe your nanny. She has a perpetually annoyed look on her face and is a very dark complected AA who obviously takes great pride in her figure (tight jeans, etc). If she smiled, she would probably be attractive.
And in totally unrelated news, after working so hard with the stylists, Carmen Electra complains to the NY Times about being photographed going to buy milk in her sweats.