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opinion 2 Hello, so I have an interesting story. I might work for a nudist family! I replied to this ad:

Nanny/Light Housekeeping (Raleigh)
Date: 2011-08-06, 12:03PM EDT
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]
Hello! I am seeking one person to work primarily as a nanny for my 2 children.

I work from my home office, and need someone to help with the kids during the day. We have a 3-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl. They are generally very well behaved, but obviously need attention and care which I cannot provide while I am working. My husband will be around sometimes, but he is normally gone for his "9-to-5" job. There may be some times that I can be with the kids and I may ask you to do some light housekeeping (vacuum, load the dishwasher, etc.), but your primary job is to watch the kiddies. We do prefer a female to care for our children.

A typical day for you will be from about 8:00 a.m. to maybe around 6:00 p.m., and there will be some various days off. So basically, we can get you to work about a 40-hour week for $15/hr. Not bad...and it won't be a difficult job, I promise :-)

One thing that I need to go ahead and mention is that we are a nudist household. You will not be required to be unclothed, but you must be comfortable around us when we are. This is completely natural and non-sexual. We realize this may limit our candidate pool, but it is the home lifestyle that we believe in...and we choose not to change that. I'm sure you respect that. If you are interested, please respond by telling me a little bit about yourself, and we will go from there. I would like to have someone starting within the next couple weeks. Thanks, and I hope to hear from you very soon! Beverly

... the mom was very nice and explained that they were a normal family except that they choose to be nude in their house. The weekly wage is so much better than what I get now, and long term (I have a temp job). So I was just wondering if you could ask everyone if they would work for a nudist family.


Wow said...


Truth Seeker said...

The pay and the hours are good and while it would be tempting as heck...I simply could not see Mom and Dad nude and act like everything was normal. For 30 dollars an hour perhaps....

Blythe said...

Would probably take some getting used to but, yeah, sure. I would consider that.

NannyM said...

I would say either take a trial run or don't feel ashamed quitting if it's too much for you.

I worked for a family that were not nudists (they never labelled themselves as such, but you can decide for yourself!). Dad was overseas with the army when I started, it was summer and the kids (girl, 1, boy, 3) played outside in the pool naked. It was a shock at first, but I grew used to it. The mom breastfed the girl a couple of times a day, but she always had a shirt on. 3 weeks in, we came in from a driving rain and the mom stripped her clothes off, went to breastfeed her 1 year old and just never put more on. It was awkward, I'm not gonna lie, but there was money in my pocket, a roof over my head and food in my belly! It really became no big deal. When the dad came home from his deployment, he (thankfully) was always clothed from the waist down when I was around.

So my point is, if you think you can handle it, and it truly is non-sexual, and it's not awkward with the dad, then why not?

Village said...

Don't look down when they are speaking to you. In fact, you may want to practice looking people directly in the eye.

I don't see the big deal. How much will the parents be home when you are there?

Are the children potty trained? The toughest part may be the slip sliding around.

Sarah said...

It sounds like you are considering it, you could always go for an interview and see how that goes, if it goes well ask for a trial period and then go from there.

nycmom said...

I would have a problem with it. The kids are 3 and 5yo now. But what is the plan for when they have an 11yo girl and a 9yo boy? I am quite certain that having no boundaries is not the healthiest environment for the kids as they grow older. I'm relaxed about undressing in front of my kids and don't make a big deal about occasional nudity. But the environment of "family" nudity just has so many potential problems in my opinion. The 5yo is already getting old enough that she may start wanting some physical boundaries, especially as she learns her schoool peers live differently. I don't think I'd want to be in the middle of that as the caregiver.

Just My Two Cents Just Now said...


I couldn't do it. They say the atmosphere would be non-sexual, however I wouldn't be able to think of anything else during my shift w/both parents undressed. would be so hard to keep telling myself to only look above the neck....but if I was being paid a pretty penny...hmmm.....ask me later....◄

OP said...

I haven't heard from her again to set up an interview, so it probably won't happen. Yeah, it would have been awkward but the money was good. I see children naked when I am bathing and changing them, so that is no problem. And moms seem to feel comfortable enough with me to whip out a boob for nursing while talking to me, so that is ok too. I would have been weirded out by the nude dad the most. Oh well.