Ya know? Thanks for the responses. Just wondering if I was alone in thinking that it's really whack to spy on your kids, especially through video.
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Survelliance= totally weird and creepy. Id try to see if the wife had any insight, but if I couldnt get a little more information, Id steer clear of their house and keep my DD away from their dad. Video taping kids is weird.
I understand using video equipment with strangers coming into your home or if you have been robbed.
I think if you feel you have to do routine video surveillance on your kids in your home you should be spending more time at home with your kids or get a trusted grown up in to supervise them. I can't think of a normal good reason for secretly video taping your children on a regular basis.
I would think it was a little off. However, I told my kids we had a video camera in the house when I got fed up with "It wasn't Me" moving into our house. They called my bluff within a day, I'm a bad liar. However I would still like to know who rubbed mud on the dining room table and who thought it was a great idea to put barbie in the garbage disposal and I why I didn't hear it happen.
Heh, my dh still has my dd convinced we have cameras. Daddy uses them at work, so it's only natural that they would be in the house too :)
Hildare, I don't buy them dolls, their grandma does. Though I think it was a spledid use of their barbie doll... replacing that disposal was a beast. They've turned to burying them feet up in the back yard. It's funny and slightly creepy too. I wonder if there are some trust issues with the kids and maybe it's in the common areas. I wouldn't think it would be that big of a deal. I did know of a family that put up a camera in the living room when the mom was working a lot and she kept missing milestones. So instead of relying on dad to remember to bring out the camera it was always running. I kind of wish Dh had done that or my brother, I would miss every milestone by a few minutes. I'd get a call on my way to work from DH or my brother telling me DD1 started walking or DD2 said her first word.
It sounds very creepy.
I'd lay money that his kids leave home the moment they can and then never come back to visit.
when we moved into our last house, we found a video surveillance system on the outside. This was in a quiet, suburban, no-crime area. The neighbours were THRILLED when we moved in, because we took down the camera that they thought was pointed at their house. Fast forward a few months, and we learn that the 18 yo son of the former owners had been dealing drugs from the basement....which explained so much about the locks, security systems and the lack of door on one bedroom.
not sure what my point is here, just had to share our experience. Of course these same previous owners also had a pet tarantula.
What does having a pet tarantula have to do with anything?
I wonder because Dd was talking about getting a pet tarantula just today and I didn't think it was very strange. Are we going to move someday and people will list the things we did and end it with "and they also had a pet tarantula"?
when we moved into our last house, we found a video surveillance system on the outside. This was in a quiet, suburban, no-crime area. The neighbours were THRILLED when we moved in, because we took down the camera that they thought was pointed at their house.
Exactly. Most people don't want to feel like they're under surveillance in or near their homes.
I almost doubt he tapes his kids to be creepy. I would seriously consider it if I felt it was necessary. Then again, might make mine more sneaky.
My IL's live in a duplex with their landlord on the other side. The guy is an alcoholic and comes across and totally nuts and paranoid. In one of the front windows there is something that looks like a video camera pointed out into the yard. We just wave and smile when we pull into the driveway to see the IL's. Not sure if he did it because he IS paranoid or if he has a legitimate reason to watch his yard. Either way, it's his business.
At the first house we rented here we ended up with wacky landlords too. It got to the point where they were threatening to kill our cats because they decided they didn't want cats in the house (despite it being in the lease that we could have them). We set up a camera at every entrance and posted signs all around that the property was being monitored. I don't think we were crazy for doing it.
We also video our kids. They love to show off for the camera. I wasn't there for the conversation but based on what was relayed in this post I don't think the guy was saying he spies on his kids. Even if he agreed on putting a camera inside a teddy bear like the other person suggested. He was probably just going along with it.
It's a wireless camera, so we let them have full access to it. They seem just fine with it. It's a crime prevention strategy, and lets us check in on stuff from work, like storm damage, etc.