Received Thursday, January 29, 2009
To the nannies on this board, do you ever feel like you are doing more than the parents in raising the kids? I work up a plan weekly for the parents. It contains activities we will do, places we will visit, who we will see and stuff. I have a weekly curriculum, we work on 1 number, 1 letter and 1 color a week. Say we will do a magazine collage of everything that starts with the letter B. The kids love it, with the choosing, cutting, gluing and decorating the paper.
I do all this stuff, cook and serve 2 meals..sometimes 3! I clean as much as I can. Then mom comes home, puts on Ice Age DVD, pours a glass of wine, and gets on the phone! The kids haven't seen her for 10 hours or so and she just herds them into a group in front of the TV! Like I said I cook and clean, the place is spotless when I leave at 6 PM. When I return at 7 AM the sink is full, the counters have crumbs all over them, the kids are in various stages of undress, and the damn TV is on, again!! Where's Mom? Upstairs doing her hair and makeup! I think some Mom's ought to work as nannies for a bit to learn to interact with their kids!
Are things similar with you?