Tuesday, September 21, 2010
My sister in law presents herself as a devoted mother. In truth, she relies on two nannies for the care of her one child. She has a full time live-in nanny and a part time nanny. To set the course for this, I will admit; I am a stay at home mom and there are times when I am envious of her leisure, but I don't think this is the case with what she has last pulled. I know her FT nanny pretty well because she is a solid presence around the child and my brother and sister in law. I knew that the nanny was going home on Friday, the start of Yom Kippur- to visit her family 2000 miles away. The nanny was planning to be gone until 9/26. I dropped by my sister in laws house to bring her some pastries and her two year old was nowhere to be seen. I asked if she had the part time nanny working to cover FT nanny. Nope. Sister in law then matter of factly says, "FT nanny (she used the name) took her home to meet her family". I said, "took her home to X?" Sister in law looks at me like I am crazy and makes a mean comment about pop ins. Our conversation ended. I went home and told my husband, brother of her husband and he advised I just stay out of it. He also told me, 'we don't have a nanny so we don't know what it's like". What? So even if FT Nanny has been there since the birth of child, that is only two years. And FT nanny took the child away for ten days? Am I way off or is this not responsible?