Two British policewomen are in trouble because they watch each other’s kids on a regular basis. The charge is “operating an illegal childminding business.”
Lest you think that this is only a British form of insantiy and such things could never happen in the United States…
A Michigan woman agreed to watch her neighbors’ children while they were waiting for the school bus, because the parents had to leave for work before the bus arrived. Now she faces the threat of fines and possible jail time for operating an illegal child care facility.
Both stories via Joanne Jacobs.
See also my previous Regulating Absolutely Everything posts.