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Just a Bunch of Quotes

mother of a child with curly hair: "Do strangers stop you in the grocery store to comment on your hair?"


me, to the father of C's friend: "Hi, I'm C's nanny."
mother of C's friend: "Au pair. I feel like nanny isn't the right term for what you are."
me: "Sure, au pair..."


friend 1: "Sometimes I feel like you're more of a hired mom than a nanny."
me: "Um, that is a nanny."


me: "Let me get the door for you."
brother: "Sure. But first, can you take my socks off?"


my nephew, in an awed voice: "Aunt Beth, did you know that asparagus are plants?"


my nephew, again: "I'm having my ice cream in a clone!"


friend 2: "I fell in love with ribs. It is kind of like falling in love with a person, but better. Because there is more licking at the start of the relationship."


friend 3: "People say they want real community, but usually they don't. They want what they think is community, which is really a big pity party."

Comments

MLW said…
looked up definition of "au pair" and you are not an "au pair". I agree that there has to be a better term for what you do. How about "personal life coach"?
Beth said…
I've referred to myself as "child wrangler." That feels accurate most days. :)

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