Tuesday

Pemberwick Park in Greenwich, CT

Received Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Your new nanny started on Monday and is taking care of a little girl who is ten months old. The nanny is trying her hardest to take care of that little girl. She is driving your car. She was trying to meet one of your friends but wasn't even at the right park. She had no idea where she was. She told me she started yesterday and she arrived on Sunday from Florida. This whole area is new to her. On her first day, she was alone at the house all day with the baby. Today you gave her the keys and a grocery list and made a playdate for her with a friend of yours at what I think is the park off of exit 3. After driving on unknown streets and with your child in the backseat, she ended up at Pemberwick Park. She didn't even have a cellphone! She was like a fish out of water trying to adapt to a new baby and a new town. She is a live in nanny. Couldn't you have taken one day off of work? If not for the nanny- but for your baby? What is wrong with you? She seems like a really great find & I can think of a handful of people who would be grateful to have such a nanny!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

This sounds like the typical type of family that employs a nanny. Their priorities are messed up. They care more about money than anything. They run their nanny into the ground with task after task of extra duties. It's so sad.

Anonymous said...

I am a professional nanny and have been for five years now. All three families that I have had the pleasure of working with have been wonderful people who understood the value of a third support system and role model for their children. Although it seems like in this case that priorities may have been shifted in the wrong direction, I don't see how its fair to steroetype "the typical type of family that employs a nanny". Especially if being a nanny happens to be your career, what a negative view of what can be a great, meaningful relationship, not only for the parents/nanny but also with the children.

Anonymous said...

I too am a professional nanny and I am in agreement with the writer above. The incident does not necessarily indicate that the parents were negligent in any way. The nanny probably was sure she could get around without being lost. There is no need to dump on these parents like that. I am sure that in a couple days the nanny, the parents and the child would settle into a great routine. I wish them all the best.

Anonymous said...

If the parents cared enough about their kids then they would realize that one of them could stay home with the kids while the other one works, and they would still be millionaires.

Anonymous said...

PC rhetoric much?
This doesn't sound good to me.
And there is no need to pat these unknown parents on the back.

Anonymous said...

omg , you "wish them all the best". That is so over the top. It's like you have something to prove. Like look at me, I am a nanny and pure and good and only say sugar coated things to all people.

Anonymous said...

PC rhetoric?! How about eloquent and educated?

Anonymous said...

do we live in a fairy tale? No.
PC and sugar coated. BARF.
Crappy nannies should be accountable for their actions. And ridiculous families should be accountable for not making childcare a priority!

Anonymous said...

How is writing in an educated manner sugar-coated, and what's wrong with being PC? This may come as a shock to you, but not everyone sees the glass as half empty all the time.

not eloquent said...

new poster here and it was more sacharine than eloquent.

L. said...

Ridiculous families should be accountable for not making childcare a priority?

Um....how?

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of hypocrites. On the one hand, you're so quick to jump on the nasty, mean, unprofessional, and hurtful nannies, yet you're also quick to jump on the ones who express kindness and compassion - the ones who actually demonstrate the qualities you'd want your children exposed.

In the words of one annoying anonymous poster, "critical much?"

Whatever. Get over yourselves.