Mir writes about spying on the nanny at Forget secrets and confessions; how about nanny narcs? | BlogHer, referring to I Saw Your Nanny.
The "I saw your nanny being good" posts are outnumbered 10 to 1 by the "your nanny is mean/careless/doesn't meet my standards" posts.
Liz Henry as usual nails the problem:
The tattletale-on-random-park-nanny emails often have racist overtones. They make quite a lot of assumptions. It is not just the fact that (at least around here) the tattletales are always white women, reporting on Hispanic babysitters who have white children in their care. It is that what the white park moms see to tattle on, is filtered by their own racism. And classism. They assume who is a nanny and who isn't. They don't give a presumed babysitter any slack to be a human being. They think that their way to raise a child is the only way. Frequently the complaints are of perceived neglect... from people who think that they must hover over little Connor and Brianna every second, micromanaging how they scoop up some sand from the sand pit, in the name of educating them or something.
Some of the "sightings" are just plain weird.