Received Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Dear Parents who send your nannies and children to Barnes & Noble,
I'm all for taking children to the bookstore. After all, they do have children's activities and story time. What I do not understand is why the same nannies seem to go this location on a regular basis to do nothing more than sit and read magazines why the children run wild like hellcats? Today I was there and could not even get a seat in the cafe with my sister because three large and loud overbearing nannies had shoved three tables together. They were carrying on like circus ringmasters eating out of prepacked Tupperware and tattered paperbacks. Not a solitary item was purchased at the cafe. They did not have a single B&N shopping bag with them. They sat paying minimal attention to their bored and dead eyed children whooping and hollering as they talked about this weekend and that and all of the time off they had coming up. Do you know that they were there when I arrived and quite comfortable, so I don't know how long they had been there; but almost 2 hours later-security approached them and asked them to leave? In the meantime, I had went through the children's section with my daughter, read her about five stories. She picked out two books to buy and helped me pick out some books for my trip and some 2008 calendars for the house. These women don't behave like professionals and your children are under stimulated. My recommendation, please fire these awful nannies and invest your money in a daycare. My child is in daycare four days a week and the daycare owners plan activities in advance and none of the activities consist of watching nannies sit around eating. I finally had to say something because I have seen sights like this plenty over the past 2 years. But if you choose to keep these nannies in your employment, I would schedule activities for them. Specific activities. And hint, hint- you may need to allot some funds for the child and the nanny.