09 April, 2011
From My Side
8:00 serving breakfast in the kitchen to my two year old.
8:15 getting dressed while my two year old plays in the water in the bathroom and gets wet.
8:20 Call my trainer to let her know I will be late.
8:22 Nanny comes through the door. No excuse. Just a good morning.
8:23 I remind nanny "I have Chris at 9 now, so I really have to go" Nanny says "that's right, you changed it".
8:24 I leave to go to Chris's studio and workout.
10:10 I return home. Nanny is sitting on the floor of the living room reading the newspaper and eating cereal out of the box. 2yo is watching sponge bob on television. I suggest nicely that they go outside and play for a bit. Nanny tells me that 2yo "didn't want to" and she "thinks it's going to be just a hangout day". Her cell phone rings and she answers it.
10:15 I take 2yo and show him new outside bowling set. I get him excited about it. I suggest to the nanny he is ready to go outside. Nanny heaves self of floor, leaving paper on floor. Sets box of cereal on counter and heads outside without word or enthusiasm.
10:20 I am working in my studio.
12:15 The phone rings, I answer it. It's the nanny. She tells me that she got stuck in a long line at McDonalds and can I go outside and meet 4 yo's bus. I quickly wash paint off of my hands and face and hustle out to the bus stop. I greet my 4yo and bring him in the house. He asks about his brother. I tell him brother is on his way back. I make him a turkey sandwich with cucumbers on whole wheat. I sit down with him and have a cup of tea. He is talking to me about his day and eating his sandwich.
12:35 Nanny breezes in with large bag from McDonals. 2yo has barbecue sauce on his face even though I don't allow eating in the car. My 4yo who was now having a deser of mandarin oranges and plain yogurt is told by the nanny, "I didn't forget you" and she plunks down a 6 piece mcnugget in front of him as I say, "he already ate". I see an argument coming on so I excuse myself by informing the nanny I have a deadline to meet.
12:40 Working in studio
1:20 I go to the kitchen to get my cell phone which I set down. The boys must be asleep because nanny is sprawled out on the family room sofa. She has a diet coke sitting on the carpet next to the sofa. Her socks and shoes and bra are in a pile next to the sofa. I get my phone and return to the sofa.
3:00 I am busy working in the studio, but I want to make sure the boys are not still sleeping. I go to their rooms. They are still sleeping. I get them up, pottied and ready for their afternoons. I bring both boys down to the family room where nanny is now sitting staring at Jerry Springer. I ask, "can we turn that off" and what she plans to do this afternoon. She replies, "I don't know. Playdough?" She complains of a headache and asks for aspirin. I give her some ibuprofen. I ask if she is okay to handle things. I head back to the studio.
5:30 My husband comes home. He walks in and the boys are watching Scooby Doo eating saltines in the family room. He greets the kids and releases the nanny. He cleans the kitchen, vacuums the carpet (full of cereal and saltines). He puts away toys and hangs out with the kids.
6:00 I am done for the day and in the kitchen with the family. Husband shares with me about nanny and says "when are we going to find someone else?"
at 12:00 AM