Thursday, July 10, 2008 - Rant
If you really cared about children,you'll watch the parents; fathers who inappropriately touch their little girls. I've seen it with my own eyes. It's one of the reasons I quit one job. Except for bad apples nannies love,adore and take care of the children assigned to their care as if they were their own.After your check,do you really care about them? I had an on call position for 6 weeks. If I did not give the children a bath on my time before I left,the next morning I'll find them in the dirty clothes I left them in the night before. The 10 month old would have caked dirt on his little toes because he was crawling.I guess that made me a singularly bad nanny and their parents the pillars of society. Where is your website on good nannies? Where is your camera recording the bond between nannies and their charges. Please be informed that nannies are teachers, lawyers, doctors, outstanding members of society. After you've received your check, are you there to hold their hands when they're sick? Are you there recording their nannies encouraging them to take that first? Are you there when those blue eyes look up at you to comfort them when they've hurt themselves? Where is your camera when they run to the front door breathless with anticipation, because nanny is here?Where are you when they lock their arms around your neck because they're so happy to see you? Where are your cameras when we go shopping for them with the little money we have to give them that birthday present?Where are you when they run to NANNY for comfort with a room full of relatives?You have taken the easy route! The hard part is the consistent deputy parent role we play in the lives of the children entrusted to our care.You will NEVER understand the feeling of a new mother entrusting us with the care of her new baby. Have you ever done a "layaway" plan? That's what all children are to us nannies.We clean the runny noses,deal with the temper tantrums,messy eating,spilled food,crayon drawings on the walls,fighting their friends and siblings,and nanny.We put up with with the growing pains,because we know that's the price we must pay for them to be doctors,lawyers, President OF The United States,the researcher who may discover the cure for aids or cancer.We nurture and we nurture. We put up with their bad behaviour,because we understand that they are on "layaway". Where are your cameras to record our love,compassion, altruism and our gift of universal motherhood? Are you planning on attending the funeral of the Long Island nanny who gave her life,knowing that she was not a swimmer to preserve the life of that little boy? His mother paid her less than 1/4 minimum wage.Would you have given YOUR life for that little boy?R ecord THAT Mr.camera man!!!!!!!!!!