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Nanny Mc-B

I have a job.

Specifically, I will be the primary caregiver of 3 year-old C and 7 year-old G.

Yup, I'm taking a turn at nannying. Back in the summer of 2008, when all this life-change was just a teeny-tiny seed in a handful of conversational (and proverbial) dirt, I said to a friend, "You know, if I quit my job and decided a nanny for a couple of years, it wouldn't be such a big deal. I don't think it would be a waste."

Now it's time to put my money where my mouth was. I'm nervous. And excited. I wasn't sure if I'd really pursue this option when I first started applying for jobs, but there were a few major clinchers along the way that made me choose (yes, I ended up having a choice of jobs, and not just nannying ones) this family.

Great kid moment #1.
I show up to meet Dad and the boys a week after Mom interviewed me. It's 6:30pm on one of those hot, muggy, August evenings. Dad is kicking a soccer ball for G, and C is standing close by. He is wearing a red snowsuit. (A la Thomas' Snowsuit.)

I am introduced to everyone and then I comment, "C, you're wearing a snowsuit! Are you warm?"
"No," he answers.
Dad looks at me and shrugs, "It's his garbageman costume."

In this, my trial-run at parenting, I am drawing wisdom from a wide variety of sources. Including movies. Like these nannying movies.

This is my clean-up strategy. Mary Poppins is taking her rightful place in my Hall of Heroines. (I just made that up. But I may create just such a thing, now that I've had the idea...)

From this movie (which I have not seen), I learned to choose your employers well. I feel confident I've done so.

I have not seen this movie either. But I will. Because Colin Firth is my too-old-for-me crush. And I'm told it's a fantastic film.

And how could I forget the amazingness of Maria, the nanny/nun/singer/life-saver!??! (Julie Andrews is


Suzanne said…
Congrats on the job hun! Looking forward to hearing stories about your adventures with C and G!

Also, I want to see the nanny diaries really badly now. It looks cute.
sarahtp said…
I'll pray for you!
afro-chick said…
Nanny McPhee is the BOMB movie.
watch it.
OR we can watch it together.
oooh lets!
Karen said…
"Garbageman Costume!" Could this family be any more adorable?

Congratulations on the job!
Katie V. said…
Congrats! Sounds like you're going to have some fun! I'm curious what your other job choices were....text me? lol
Beth said…
thanks all!

sarah - thanks! probably needed :)

aban - we're thinking "nanny movie night" sometime soon!?

suz - if only you could join us for it!

karen - i think they'll be fascinating & fun.

katie - i had a couple nannying choices & a short-term contract in an office...
steph said…
congrats on the job, have fun with the kiddies.. in the most responsible way possible..

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