Thursday

Main Branch of the White Plains Public Library (NY)

Received Thursday, February 8, 2007
Another Good Nanny SightingA good nanny sighting! Feb 6 @ around 4:00 PM.
Nanny obviously had her own interests- may have even been a student as she spent some time perusing the psychology section. Only after she got the little girl she was with settled with some books she helped her pick out. The little girl might have been 5-maybe 6. At one point the child told the nanny she had to go to the bathroom. The nanny said "give me one minute". The child then said "I can go by myself". The nanny looked at her-then said, okay-"I guess you are big enough". The child heads to the bathroom and the nanny stands still by the shelf. Then she slinks behind another shelf. Gradually getting closer to the child. The child may have thought she was independant and going to the bathroom by herself-but the nanny secretly shadowed her. The child seemed to grow tired of the books. The nanny then explained to the child she was looking for "one more thing". She gave the child her cell phone to play games on. She was in the area of where they had their jackets and where the child was sitting. When she passed the child, she patted the child's head or mussed her hair. The child asked her to, "stop messing it". Even this was in a playful way. If I had to guess- I would say this nanny has been with that child since birth. They so definitely had a great rapport. Enviable. When they gathered the stuff to leave- the nanny thanked the child for being so patient and letting her have some time to get "her stuff done". This nanny was likely out of my league- salary wise. My son is in daycare 4 days a week and spends one day with my mother per week. Scary nanny stories have always helped me to justify the hassle of daycare, closing, sick children & illness- but this nanny was a "poster nanny" !!

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why does letting a child play games on your cell phone so you can do your own business make you a great nanny? I think you sent this in yourself Nanny.

Anonymous said...

I have to say that there is nothing poster nanny about her. It's how any normal, sane person would operate. Basic stuff.

Anonymous said...

i think i get what the op was saying. and perhaps even toned it down to not set off those who were going to claim it was the nanny herself posting. (Why? she even left off the description of "herself")

I think you miss the point. When you defend these crudy nannies on other blogs by saying they had a bad day or they MIGHT HAVE been working 80 hours, this is a nanny who had something to do and did it without being unkind or short with the child. Without failing to supervise the child. I agree it doesn't sound exemplary. But it does make every "excuse" on every other post defending a nanny's bad behavior look really stupid.

Anonymous said...

Great Post!

Anonymous said...

I love the supervised independence the child was given! It shows that the nanny is responsible by not letting the child just wonder off on her own.

Anonymous said...

I love the supervised independence the child was given! It shows that the nanny is responsible by not letting the child just wonder off on her own.

Anonymous said...

I wish that all of you sour, bitter obviously unloved angry women would stop hitting every good nanny sighting with your "oh I think you,the nanny,posted this yourself" or" she damn well better do a good job" or " she was just doing her job..why post it here she is expected to do her job". You make me sick! You are sad and pathetic and need to take this websight for what it is. A place to reprt bad/good nanny sightings. It is NOT a place for all of you lonley,ugly ,unhappy and jealous women to pick,pick,pick at other women who do good jobs and are loved by not only their charges and employers but strangers who witness the love and bond between a child and caregiver. Stoop for a miinute and realize that in your group of friends(if you even have one) that you are the downer,the buzzkill,the poopypants of the group! You are the one everyone puts up with but actually wishes you would drop from the face of the earth! No matter how you look at it..you bring those around you DOWN!! Shame on you. You are so unhappy with who you are that you secretly wish the same unhappiness for others!! Find,God,Find Budda..find something and get off other womens backs you catty ,petty,little witches!!

Anonymous said...

138..you go girl!

Anonymous said...

I think the above poster hit the nail on the head. It does seem that the angry ,nanny haters always blow it for the great nannies who people post about!! What a drag.

Anonymous said...

no,we just know that all you nannies are the posters on any good nanny siting! Why would anyone else make a post like that?

Anonymous said...

i think this post actually makes all of the bad nanny postings look worse. as the person aboved said, a nanny should be able to do her own thing from time to time- but need not be derelictive of her duties or abusive to her charge.

Anonymous said...

150..you are just all over the damn place!! This was a great nanny sighting..why not congratulate the mommy & daddy for obviously picking out a fabulous nanny and kudos to the nanny herself!!

Anonymous said...

I was the 2nd poster who posted in this thread. Should we congratulate her for showing up on time in the morning too?

There are many good nannies out there. That's a fact. I've employed 2 of them. I don't get why this nanny is profiled for her excellent care when what she's doing is just basic human decency.

It reminds me of this:

My child used to go through 56 diapers per week. My husband, bless his little heart, used to change 2 of them per week. The other 54 were all mine. Of course someone would walk by when he was changing his 2 measly diapers and say "what a great father."

Changing 2 diapers makes him a great dad? I don't know about that.

Jennie said...

What is your deal 2:16? Why can't you just be happy for the child and nnanny, who have a wonderful connection and SHUT UP?! Why do you have to bring down the sighting by saying ridiculous things like "Should we congratulate her for showing up on time in the morning too?" Why do you need to say that? Are you bitter over something or just a catty bitch?

Jennie said...

What is your deal 2:16? Why can't you just be happy for the child and nnanny, who have a wonderful connection and SHUT UP?! Why do you have to bring down the sighting by saying ridiculous things like "Should we congratulate her for showing up on time in the morning too?" Why do you need to say that? Are you bitter over something or just a catty bitch?

Anonymous said...

1:38 You are so right, there seem to be some very miserable moms on this blog. It is sad that they get angry over a positive nanny sighting. Is it because they can't afford a nanny, they have settled for a mediocre one or they are bitter because they change more diapers than the dad?

Anonymous said...

216..my husband changes less diapers than me and only gets up once in a blue moon through the middle of the night. Every once in a while he forgets the routine and puts my daughter in her pj's and then feeds her without a bib..and you know what..HE IS A FABULOUS father and I tell him that all the time!! Do you have any idea how bitter and rotten you sound?

I hope your husband never reads this post..I think 242(Jennie) is right..you are a bitch! I feel sorry for any man married to you and any child raised by you because eventually...your bitchy-ness rubs off!!

Anonymous said...

to poster 216 pm..Do you know how many people would kill for a nanny that shows up on time,allows a child to explore her independence safley AND take trips to the library?

There are a lot of wonderful nannies out there and they should be recognized..you need to be nice to nannies and to your poor husband! What makes you so great??I think you need to try to like yourself and then maybe you'll stop being so mean to everyone else and find some joy in life..and God forbid so will your husband & kids..poor things..they must be miserable living with the likes of you!

Anonymous said...

216.."changing his 2 measley diapers"???? " bless his little heart"****WHO ARE YOU???

Better yet..who is your husband..I'd like to find him..kiss him sweetly on the cheek and thank him for being so wonderful..something you obviously would NEVER do!

rachel said...

56 diapers woman:
women like you make a mistake by never yourselves telling your husband what a great father he is.
It reminds me of my boss at work.
He is amazing in bed. I tell him every chance I get how great he is- do you think his wife ever does?

Anonymous said...

I didn't say that my husband was not a fabulous father. I said that his changing 2 diapers a month doesn't make him a fabulous father. People THINK he's a fabulous father based on that sighting alone. It's easy to call someone fabulous based on a short encounter. In this case, it may be true that my husband is fabulous, or true that the nanny mentioned by the OP is fabulous, but the fact of the matter is...... they are being labeled as fabulous for doing something that they are SUPPOSED to do and not some amazing act of kindness. Get it? God help us. We live in a world where we have to write in about basic kindness and make it sound like the person in question is ready for sainthood. If you don't have low expectations, you'll never have a bad nanny or a bad husband!

Anonymous said...

LOL

Anonymous said...

shut up with all this diaper crap! your husband is not the nanny the poster was talking about, so bitch about him somewhere else..... like to him! as far as "the nanny must have posted this about herself" stuff, maybe all of you are so used to reading about bad nannys, that it doesn't occur to you that there are actually good ones out there! i agree that there are good and bad ones, but it seems like all you want to read about is the bad ones! and if you do read about a good one, you turn it into something bad or talk about stupid stuff like politics and diapers! way to go 1:38, i'm right there with you!

Anonymous said...

738..yeah,yeah,yeah..you can try and backtrack but your true colors have already been shown!! You should think very carefully about how the things you say affect people before opening that big mouth of yours!!

You are a very patronizing person..shame!!!!

Anonymous said...

RACHEL, you are scum. It is morally wrong to sleep with a married man. Yuck! How do you look at yourself in the mirror? Why are you on this site? This site is about nannies....oh!!!!!!!!! Beware, mommies, looks like the nanny is bagging herself a sugar daddy!!! It is wrong to prey on attention starved men, dear. You might want to be careful. He will just cheat on you, too. And I'm not speaking from personal experience, either. Once a cheat, always a cheat. Of course, there are some women who just look the other way, or perhaps is having her own affair. Whatever, you are still a skank.

Anonymous said...

honey, it doesn't sound like a nanny. Just a(nother) satisfied woman.

Boss at work sounds like a suit on suit relationship. Happens everyday.
These powerful men have to return home to their incapacitated, easily frazzled wifes. They act like rasing children is rocket science. A simple trip to the Ape cage at the Bronx zoo illuminates how easy and natural it is.

Anonymous said...

1237, THAT was too funny!!!! I picture an aquaitance of mine. She is constantly calling and nagging her husband at work about everything!! A spilled glass of milk sets off a dozen calls to husband, parents, her friends, anyone who will listen. Hehe, I'll advise a trip to the zoo next time she calls..and laugh my butt off at her confusion...Hahahahahah!!!!

Anonymous said...

Rachel - you are awesome! You caught me completely off guard with your comment and put a smile on my face!

Obviously you people who claim every good posting is a nanny bragging about themselves have never heard of postive reinforcement! A kind word or gesture goes a long way! (I am a nanny who has often received surprise bonuses from the family I work for because I was "caught" doing my job the right way.

Anonymous said...

oh vey. men do not find needy and weak women desirable. Neither do real women. I am embarassed for you!

Anonymous said...

Wow! It is amazing that when a negative nanny posting on this site is put up the responses are "that's how she normally is-fire her, etc." BUT it seems when a nanny does her job the response is "that was a one time deal, that's her job, etc." This site is called "I saw your nanny". Why can there not be a balance of positive and negative sitings?

MikeHunt said...

My experience is that women in libraries aren't that attractive, and nannies even less so. Who ever heard of a good looking nanny reading in the library? Not me.