January 12, 2009

Experiencing a litter of 2-year-olds

As anybody who has ever had a 2-year-old knows, these miniature Dr. Jekylls and Mr. Hydes can alternately be the most sweet, cooperative angel on the planet and then without warning — without apparent provocation — morph into the mini-widget from HECK!

While my family had seven widgets hit the terrible 2s, there was always a breather between each season of rage and calamity.

My dear bride, the saintly Susan and I, recently experienced what a full-on litter of 2-year-olds would be like.

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Know where your child is via GPS

For years, parents have been limited to traditional methods of keeping track of their children’s movements: standing in the playground, watching from the window, or asking them to phone home when they visit a friend’s house. But now anxious mothers and fathers are being offered a distinctly hi-tech method of monitoring their child’s every movement – tracking them by satellite.

Launched this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the Num8 watch from British company Lok8u is said to be the first tracking device specifically designed to help parents keep tabs on wayward offspring.

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