Received Thursday, February 8, 2007
A 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" !!