Bleecker and LaGuardia in NY, NY

Received Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Good Nanny Sighting I saw your nannyFunny/Sweet Nanny Sighting
Yesterday I was making my way to free Cone Day at Ben and Jerry's and, as I was walking along Bleecker, I heard some familiar lyrics that I couldn't quite place. I kept listening, and the singing voice got closer and closer to the point that I turned around and it was a little blonde five-year out BELTING out the Beatles' "All You Need is Love!" He knew every word, and while it certainly wasn't pitch perfect, every single person within earshot was smiling and slightly cracking up.

The best part was, he was totally oblivious to his surroundings–just dancing down Bleecker in red sweatpants and matching sweatshirt, singing. His nanny held his hand and danced along too, filling in the spots he'd miss, though she was having a bit of a hard time since she was cracking up.

I asked the nanny (wondering if she was the mom) if they played the Beatles a lot at home and she smiled and said "His parents love everything 60s!" The kid then told me they, too, were going to free cone day, and started listing off his nanny's favorite flavors, while she struggled to keep a straight face. Nanny had short, dirty blond hair, cut in a bob to just below her ears, and was wearing medium wash straight leg jeans, keds slip-ons, and a white long sleeve shirt. She was also carrying the boy's Transformer's backpack and matching lunch bag.

It was just a really funny few moments, and I'm glad to have been able to witness it.


atl nanny said...

Adorable. I really needed a pick-me-up today and this did it. Thanks for posting!

UmassSlytherin said...

Love this siting!! :)
Thank you!

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Anonymous said...

Thanks OP, this made me smile.

George said...

What a great sighting! Thank you for sharing!

good news said...

The truth is I see more cool, sweet nannies out there than bad ones.
Most people work with children because they actually LIKE children!
The mean, neglectful ones are few and far between...much as some on this blog would like to believe otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Agreed to the above ^^

Why would anyone work long hours for relatively low-pay (most "well-paid" nannies still make less than most "well-paid" office professionals) unless they really enjoyed being around kids?

Anonymous said...

This one really made me smile!

Now, if only my "boss" would be so cool to sing "All you need is love" with me! ;)

Just priceless, wish I could have seen it!

Lizzie said...

I liked seeing a good sighting on this site for once. it was nice!!

I think that most nannies are good nannies cuz they enjoy children, but the bad nannies are either those who are just starting and need guidance or those who are just in it for the money.

jo jo bear said...

There is more than one good sighting on here. But why you would think that a site that was to report bad nannies should have good nanny sightings is beyond me. I dont go to sears to buy salt water taffy.