When I was in college, I used to joke with my mom that if I couldn't find a job in media then I would be a nanny! Well, my jokes became reality! And I love my job, but as I've grown with this family, I've realized that there was a lot I didn't know about children, and the crazy things that happen when they're a part of your life.
So here's the good, the hard, and the smelly of my day as a nanny....
We began with breakfast! The two Peas as well as mine! After the clean-up of breakfast I attempted to clean up, to put all of our dishes in the dishwasher.
But with a face like this Little Lion Man's, who could say no when he asked me to dance? Not me! We made it through a few good songs! He's not ready to lead yet so I did most of the work!
And after many trial and error weeks, this little guy is fully in big boy britches! So naturally, we had to take an intermission for a potty break. Which produced two gummie vitamins for going to the potty! Who doesn't love gummies?
Once we conquered the Land of the Loo, we packed up and headed to the park to meet up with some friends! Let me just tell you, play dates are the way to go! They let the children interact with kids their own age, and do the the same for the adults! It's a win- win!
In Georgia, park play dates in the June are basically the same as going to a sauna. But the kids had a blast I loved getting us out of the house.
Afterwards we headed home to get Lion Man ready for swim lessons. Then the Tot and I had lunch and cooled down.
Next, the beloved hour... nap time! Haha, this makes it seem like I don't love these two peas! Which couldn't be further from the truth. It's just that nap provides quiet, something I never realized was so valuable until I became a nanny.
After naps, there was more eating, more cleaning, more music and play time and even some time for books. And Tot almost crawled!!!
There is your abridged version of a day in the life of a nanny. I hope that this sheds just a little light on the crazy, fun, exhausting challenges of children!
Hats off to all parents who love their children so well!
twenty-something, daughter, sister, friend, follower of Christ, lover of all things media. welcome to the journey girl trying to find her place