Received Thursday, May 24, 2007
Today, I saw a nanny today sitting on a park bench with a kid in a stroller who was around 12 months or so maybe a bit older. The nanny kept the child facing away from her. She was very disconnected from the child as she spoke not just with the nannies around her but also on her cell phone. When the child started to cry, she started to grabbed the stroller bar and started to move it (not getting up) The baby continued to cry. This lasted about twenty minutes. The nanny was shaking the stroller back and fourth as she continued her conversations. Never once did she face the baby towards or say one soothing word. The baby continued to cry and she continued to talk to her friends and take another cell phone call. After another ten minutes or so, she finally and rather abruptly turned the stroller around and slapped a bib on the child and fed him some jarred food. The nanny did this without saying word one to the child or making any eye contact. The child was a Caucasian boy and the nanny was a Hispanic female, approximately 35 and short, with a heavy build. The nanny was wearing a reddish t-shirt with a print design on it that was faint. And the little boy had little hair, brownish and was wearing camouflage crocs. Nothing she did was at all soothing, soft, tender or loving. And she was taking care of a baby!