Received Friday, October 24, 2008. - Perspective & Opinion
Ok, so I'm sure I will get a lot of flack for this, but here goes... Has anyone ever had a nanny SO good she makes you feel like you don't do a good enough job as a mother? I have an amazing nanny who is kind, loving, take charge and just knows what to do and needs very little direction from me or my husband. She's been with us for 2 years and all of our needs are thought of in advance and she just pulls everything together. All uniforms washed and sports bags packed, perfect lunches made etc.
I know we are truly blessed but the thing is my kids think life cannot run without her. She recently took a week of vacation and my daughters nearly worried themselves sick that I could not take care of their various uniforms, clothes etc. I do work full time and admit that my nanny knows what clothes they love to have in their drawers on certain days and what their favorites are but I feel like I'm failing them if they have to worry when she's away. I know it's just my feelings of inadequacy but I was just wondering if anyone else ever had this problem and how they deal with these feelings. Thanks!