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Monday, March 9, 2009

White people problems - parenting edition

Today I'm kicking off a new feature highlighting the absurd, the ridiculous, and the just plain stupid - "White People Problems." Our inaugural post comes from today's "Good Questions" on Apartment Therapy's Ohdeedoh.

21 comments:

erin@designcrisis said...

Loud noises scare babies. Being left alone scares babies. A fairly cute nursery with a silly poster is not going to scare a baby.

These people have too much time on their hands if they're worrying about this.

M said...

I be more worried about that really large wooden pimple on the closet ( on the right in the picture) falling down and hurting the baby!?

Love the poster I want that poster in my livingroom!!!

Kate said...

I'm with M, what's the scary thing on the closet? It looks possibly like a homemade Papier-mâché ball with wine corks stuck on it. Celebration of the night of conception?
Poster is lovely.

Raina said...

The loudest laugh I've had in days --> "Celebration of the night of conception?"

Debi said...

The same thing I thought - the poster doesn't concern me - but the big wooden thing - perched ready to fall into the crib is much more of a concern!

In fact the cat poster can't even really be seen by baby - and what baby is disturbed by a big cat driving a car...lol

You all are so funny - I live for Raina's posts - and then the great comments :)

ashley english said...

Clearly this is staged. Or psychopathic. I mean, where's the changing table? And what, no rocker? Toys, anyone? And, really, what is that asteroid object of imminent doom all about? This room no doubt belongs to someone wanting to "do in baby."

sherri said...

I'm still on white people problems. That was good, love this new feature. Ok, and I know this isn't a real question that needs answering but...I think the cat poster has enough contrast to make it highly interesting for a baby. Don't they dig black and white and highly graphic stuff their first few months. And as everyone else has stated, that alien orb must be stopped, fuck your baby, I'm scared shitless.

Raina said...

That's what I thought, Sherri. High contrast = good for baby's vision.

Personally, I think this woman just wanted everyone to praise her nursery decor. Which is pretty faboo actually.

The orb needs to move to the coffee table.

susieq said...

I totally agree, Raina. Ms. Mom was just fishing. Ah well, we'll let her slide with a hormone pass.

susieq said...

My security word on that last comment was "mated." Appropriate!

Mona said...

Yes, it will scare the baby.

Back Garage said...

Totes. She just wanted to show off the nursery. "Does this dress make me too thin?"

Raina said...

Hi ya Back Garage and welcome to this deliciousness!

David said...

I'm digging the poster, the whole nursery actually.

Designers' Brew said...

"Is the baby going to be scared, or impressed by his parents' sophisticated taste in midcentury furniture and cool, graphic posters? Cause gosh, I know we're pretty impressed with ourselves..."

Robin said...

Yes, the poster will scare the baby. Send it to me immediately. You can keep the orb of death.

Raina said...

I love my Delicious Dumpling commenters! You guys are hilarious.

griffo68 said...

The alien looking orb IS the baby!

It has managed to climb on top of the shelves to sleep after realising how stupid it's parents are to precariously balance such a large picture of a googley eyed psychotic driving cat on top of a gorgeous set of drawers!

Sol Kawage said...

We all need a little praise every now and then. I think I'll open a blog so people can send in their home photos and then I'll praise them and their excellent taste. http://cravingpraise.com
All for a moderate fee.

nkp said...

If they are really concerned about safety then attach that gorgeous poster to the wall, move the nipple-y orb to a safer locale where it won't impale your newborn, and consider that in a matter of months your sweet little babe will be able to reach that lovely shelf unit with cubbies and will proceed to place each precious, carefully arranged midcentury gee-gaw and hoo-haw you own in it's saliva-laden pie hole. Oh, and as soon as your little wunderkind can pull him/herself up, you better believe you will awaken one morn to a loud crash and find your room divider has relocated itself into the crib and on top of Precious.

Really, the poster is the least of your worries dear soon-to-be parents and I will gladly take it off your hands. See, problem solved, no worries! ;0)

Can't wait for the next installment, Raina. Brilliant!

PutzFrau said...

This made me laugh out loud. White people problem indeed!