Received Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Funny/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.