Received Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Today,( 7/25) at Carl Schurz Park on 84th. street and East End Avenue, I witnessed a very disturbing nanny. She was black, wearing a pink hat, a yellow t shirt and a denim skirt. Gold hoop earrings. She was supposedly caring for a little boy, aged about 2, wearing a lime green polo-type shirt. He had curly, very blonde hair. His stroller was a navy Bugaboo Frog with a black Skip Hop diaper bag- the kind that looks more like a messenger bag (the Duo?). Anyway, as the boy played by himself in the sandbox for almost an hour, she sat on the bench with her very angry and mean looking male companion. They sat stone-faced and she constantly rolled her eyes at the child and at the mothers around her who were actually playing with and chasing after her children. She paid absolutely no attention to the child and roughly threw him in the stroller when they left the park. I wonder if the parents of this boy know that his nanny is spending time with her male companion during park visits? I also wonder if they have any sense of how disengaged she is,complete with bored and exasperated expressions. I didn't catch the little boy's name, though I wish I had. I really hope the parents see this.