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2000-07-06 14:31:59+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

Charlene has been complaining about some of my attitudes towards kids recently, notably my claim that duct tape is vastly underrated as a child-rearing aid. An Argentine teacher gagged 70 students, sounds like a woman after my own heart: "But some parents defended the state school teacher, saying she did a good job and that sticking up their noisy kids' mouths with tape was just a game."

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:09+00 by: Larry Burton

I don't see a problem. What harm can be done with duct tape as long as the nose is kept clear for breathing?

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:09+00 by: TC

Actually as a "owner" of a couple of 2.5 year olds I have used duct tape on them 3 times. They were going through this phase where they would take all their clothes off at night. A little duct tape across the pajams zipper was the only way I could keep them clothed through the night.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:09+00 by: Larry Burton

I'm hitting the back side of forty and I'm still in that phase, especially during the summer. ;-)

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:09+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, and I really like it when someone uses duct tape to... whoops. I guess that's an "overshare", huh?

#Comment made: 2000-07-09 22:08:22+00 by: TC [edit history]

Okey dokey. First of all the reason I wanna keep them clothed is not a nudity issue it's a "not potty trained issue" <giggle> Second... Dan your kinda a hairy guy. I would think Duct tape activites with you would cause nearly fatal bleeding...

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:10+00 by: OnceShy

I know a first grade teacher who decided to retire because her class was talkative to the point of exaspiration. I offered her duct tape on more than one occassion, but she didn't seem to think it would go over well with the more PC, and obviously vocal, parents.