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   xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Feb 6 02:25 AM

Feb 6, 2010: Chinese Daycare

Not all Chinese daycare, but one parent's solution...



Quote:
Dad Chen Chuanliu has told how he chains his two-year-old son to a tree while he's working because he can't afford a nursery place for him. The rickshaw cyclist, from the Chinese capital Beijing, decided to put tot Lao Lu under lock and key after his four-year-old daughter Ling went missing last month.

Child snatching is rife in China where strict laws govern the size of families. "My wife is ill and I can't stop work. So I chain him to a pole when I have a fare. It seems harsh but it is better than losing him," said Chen.
I guess all the babysitters are busy making poison crap for walmart.

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DucksNuts  Saturday Feb 6 02:39 AM

Ohhh, I might try that!!

Save me $150 a week in day care.



lookout123  Saturday Feb 6 02:54 AM

No kidding. I wonder what the age limit is on that. Lil Lookout might complain a bit, but it is definitely cheaper than tuition.



zippyt  Saturday Feb 6 04:46 AM

That's almost as good as the duct tape and Peanut butter we used to use ! ( Kidding )



Medic63  Saturday Feb 6 05:22 AM

That "tree" looks rather metallic. ;-)



SPUCK  Saturday Feb 6 05:35 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Medic63 View Post
That "tree" looks rather metallic. ;-)

Smog proof tree..


capnhowdy  Saturday Feb 6 08:29 AM

A product of global warming.



skysidhe  Saturday Feb 6 09:25 AM

ooh that little face that just says,
"When I'm a teenager you gunna pay for this."



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Feb 6 09:49 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Medic63 View Post
That "tree" looks rather metallic. ;-)
Ironwood tree,


SamIam  Saturday Feb 6 10:06 AM

What if a bad guy comes along with a bair of bolt cutters? Poor little guy. I suppose it might solve the problem of little kids being abducted as sex slaves in Haiti.



newtimer  Saturday Feb 6 10:32 AM

If the Chinese stolen-baby market is as lucrative as the Chinese stolen-bicycle market, this won't work. I had 5 bicycles stolen when I lived there. All of them were chained and locked up.

On another note, I assume this little guy has a bowl of water and a bowl of snacks nearby.



squirell nutkin  Saturday Feb 6 10:34 AM

I saw the photo and thought "They must have Baptists in that area." Then I read the caption. That is so sad. I wonder if he got his daughter back?

Probably not.



Hillrick  Saturday Feb 6 10:51 AM

Not quite as bad as going to the casino here and seeing a sign in the parking lot warning you of leaving your child in the car will result in the police being called.



squirell nutkin  Saturday Feb 6 12:42 PM

When will casinos start offering daycare? It would probably be a short slide into indenturing the kids to cover your gambling debts...



jinx  Saturday Feb 6 12:45 PM



Duh.



Brett's Honey  Saturday Feb 6 12:57 PM

"My wife is ill and I can't stop work. So I chain him to a pole when I have a fare."

He said pole. The other author said tree. Not that it really matters..pole, tree...........it still SUCKS for the toddler. Looks damn cold too.



monster  Saturday Feb 6 01:13 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jinx View Post


Duh.
I wonder how many month's wages one of those costs....

you'd think he's be able to knock up some sort of kid attachment for th rickshaw, though.

Although given the traffic in Beijing, maybe the chain is the safer option for the kid?


squirell nutkin  Saturday Feb 6 01:49 PM

"The rickshaw ride is 10 cents, but you get a 2 cent discount if you hold the kid on your lap..."



monster  Saturday Feb 6 01:52 PM

They don't ususally use nappies in China, I've heard.... so I think I'd want a bigger discount....



squirell nutkin  Saturday Feb 6 02:13 PM

I'm thinking of skipping the China trip altogether...



jinx  Saturday Feb 6 02:21 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
I wonder how many month's wages one of those costs....
Less than a kid costs, I'd wager. Why can't mom whip something up while she's sitting on her ass at home? Doesn't have to be an organic cotton maya wrap or anything....




I used the living shit out of my maya wrap AND my evenflo backpack. Never lost a kid.


monster  Saturday Feb 6 02:28 PM

Kids don't cost much in China But I agree, you'd think some sort of wrap would be do-able.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Feb 6 02:36 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jinx View Post
Never lost a kid.
See, you shoulda used a chain.


Elspode  Saturday Feb 6 05:43 PM

Chinese men tend to not have much body hair, so baby-sitter-on-a-roll (you probably call it duct tape) would be cheap *and* effective.



Reg  Sunday Feb 7 12:02 AM

Chained to metal pole!

See kids today are spoiled, when I were a lad, we were lashed to a railway sleeper with rusty barbed wire..
.. and we were grateful.



lumberjim  Sunday Feb 7 12:21 AM

luxury!

when we were young, our parents nailed our heads to a log!



ZenGum  Sunday Feb 7 02:28 AM

Who could afford nails?

Our dad used to cut our legs off with axe, soon as we're born, so's we cou'nt run awa'.



richlevy  Sunday Feb 7 02:58 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jinx View Post
Less than a kid costs, I'd wager. Why can't mom whip something up while she's sitting on her ass at home? Doesn't have to be an organic cotton maya wrap or anything....




I used the living shit out of my maya wrap AND my evenflo backpack. Never lost a kid.
For some reason that picture looks odd.

Man: Now sweetie, I want you to look over there because daddy has to pee.

Jinx: Were you ever able to get LJ to wear that? If so, pictures PLEASE!!


Undertoad  Sunday Feb 7 08:30 AM

With axe? You 'ad it looky! We wished we would have axe! We had to gnaw through our own legs at age two, and use the remains as meat at tea.



Clodfobble  Sunday Feb 7 10:57 AM

Ah, you were one of those priviledged families with teeth! We all had to pass around the one set of old wooden dentures, waiting our turn before our legs could get gnawed off. And believe you me, you didn't want to have to go after granddad, no sir!



lumberjim  Sunday Feb 7 10:58 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by richlevy View Post
For some reason that picture looks odd.

Man: Now sweetie, I want you to look over there because daddy has to pee.

if the guy isn't peeing, he's at minimum touching himself in a inappropriate manner.

also, your wife has pictures of me that you should see.


Gravdigr  Monday Feb 8 03:11 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
Ah, you were one of those priviledged families with teeth! We all had to pass around the one set of old wooden dentures, waiting our turn before our legs could get gnawed off. And believe you me, you didn't want to have to go after granddad, no sir!
You don't know how good you had it. Family? Piffle. I was raised in a flower pot by a local herb woman until I was twelve. (I escaped when they took me out to toss me on the compost heap.)


ZenGum  Monday Feb 8 05:46 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Reg View Post
Chained to metal pole!

See kids today are spoiled, when I were a lad, we were lashed to a railway sleeper with rusty barbed wire..
.. and we were grateful.
Quote:
Originally Posted by lumberjim View Post
luxury!

when we were young, our parents nailed our heads to a log!
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
Who could afford nails?

Our dad used to cut our legs off with axe, soon as we're born, so's we cou'nt run awa'.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
With axe? You 'ad it looky! We wished we would have axe! We had to gnaw through our own legs at age two, and use the remains as meat at tea.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
Ah, you were one of those priviledged families with teeth! We all had to pass around the one set of old wooden dentures, waiting our turn before our legs could get gnawed off. And believe you me, you didn't want to have to go after granddad, no sir!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
You don't know how good you had it. Family? Piffle. I was raised in a flower pot by a local herb woman until I was twelve. (I escaped when they took me out to toss me on the compost heap.)


Gaww, a silver spoon it was you had, what with that woman to care and tend fer yer. From the age of two I lived alone in a drainpipe wi nought to eat but worms, unless the rats got to em first.

And I still di'nt have any legs, mind you.


chrisinhouston  Tuesday Feb 9 11:24 AM

Back in the '50's my parents lived in an apartment complex not far from the UN in New York. There was a big common green space for the apartment dwellers and there were several close lines set up for drying clothes. My older brother who was 4 at the time had a habit of wondering off (he was once returned by the mail man) so my mother hiched him to the clothes line much like you would tether a dog. He had the run of the lawn but couldn't get much farther away.

Oh, I should add that he turned out pretty much normal.



Sheldonrs  Tuesday Feb 9 01:12 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisinhouston View Post
... so my mother hiched him to the clothes line much like you would tether a dog. He had the run of the lawn but couldn't get much farther away.

Oh, I should add that he turned out pretty much normal.
Other than always smelling like warm spring breezes and paying hookers to fluff and fold him, that is.




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