Received Monday, October 22, 2007
I would never write in but I came across the most beautiful of sights today while at the Hippo's Playground earlier this afternoon, (10/22). If your nanny is a black woman in her mid sixties, who wears her hair pulled back in a bun, small glasses and was wearing black slacks and a black floral print and lace blouse today and pushing a side by side grey, blue and black stroller with a blue and white check pattern on the padding; you may have one of the best nannies in NYC. The nanny walked around with the children talking to them, talking to them despite the fact that both children were under a year of age. When she stopped, she picked up one of the babies. The baby was not even crying. She held the baby close to her and spoke in her ear. I think she she was talking about birds and trees and buildings. She put this child back in and pushed the stroller a little more. A short while later she stopped and got the child out from the other side. I am not sure if this child was a male or female but she did much the same thing with both of them. She smiled when she passed other people. Words that come to mind when attempting to describe her-distinguished, gentle, sweet, relaxed. She held up the child I knew was a girl (wearing something the color of orange sherbet) and gave her a wooden spoon. She held her close to the iron fence and the child slid the spoon back and forth across the bars making "music". Then she picked up the second child to do the same but he/she squirmed in her arms so she whispered something to him and placed him back in the seat. Then she bent over the side of the stroller he was in and started patting his head singing something like, 'sleepy, sleepy boy'. This woman seriously looked like she walked off the pages of a Fairy Tale.