Tuesday, July 28, 2009
What is the Perfect Nanny? (or why every woman needs a wife)
Every mom – working or not – needs a wife. Courtenay, our faithful nanny, has been mine for a year now. At first I told no one that I thought of her that way, least of all my husband (you know how men can get those funny fantasies). There was something comforting behind the initial embarrassment and dependence on another woman, helping me run my household. What relief to know that someone else understood that pillows on the couch needed to be fluffed (must require two X-chromosomes); that we should by milk before we run out at midnight (when someone drinks that last bit, not realizing I was saving it for the baby), and bringing dirty dishes from the table to the counter doesn't mean the kitchen is actually cleaned.
Special thanks to NannyVal for Submitting this Article.