Received Thursday, November 2, 2006
My son and I were at the playground at Carl Schurtz park for 45 minutes today. (Weds. 11/1) At about noon, I noticed a nanny asleep on a bench. The child she was supposedly watching was in a navy maclaren stroller that had a yellow and light blue Vera Bradley (or Vera Bradley-like) diaper bag. The nanny was African American, middle aged, thin, straight hair in a bun, some smaller gold jewelry, glasses, wearing jeans and a navy windbreaker with white stripes on the sleeves.
Anyway, for 30 minutes, I kept my eye on this nanny. She looked homeless- her feet were out of her shoes, she was slumped over, and somewhat far from the stroller (just a few feet, but still....). I couldn't see the child in the stroller, but think it was a boy and am pretty sure/hopeful that he was asleep this whole time. Regardless, a nanny sleeping at the park is not appropriate in my book.
***I am the woman who posted this sighting. To follow up- I saw the nanny and child again at Carl Schurz at 11:15 am on Thursday November 2nd. The child is a boy, looks to be about 3. He has thick straight blonde hair. Today, November 2nd, he was wearing olive corderoy (sp.) pants and a red jacket. Today, the nanny was wearing white sneakers, gold hoop earrings, a gold wedding band and a grey and black striped hat. She has a Carribean accent and looks to be in her late 40s.