As Summer Job Ends, Sadness Begins...
I nanny for three boys, 4,6,13 and all on the autism spectrum. Summer is winding down, and as I only watch the boys during summer months and holidays, my time with them, at least in the present is nearly the end. We have six days left together before everyone returns to school and as with most kids, and even more so Autistic children, transitions are rough.
I will be heading back to school, for my last semester, and the family I nanny during the school year and the boys will all be back in their various levels of schooling. I am terribly sad to be leaving them this summer, even with talks of the job continuing through breaks, holidays, and next summer it is still hard to leave behind three boys who have grown so much in the last three months. Spending 50+ hours together a week has been a real challenge, but at the same time it has been a blast as both of the younger boys learned to completely immerse their face in water with me as well as many other firsts. My question is, how would you as parents/nannies think it is appropriate to say goodbye to both the boys, and the parents? It has been a wonderful summer and I just want to end it on the best of terms. - Bittersweet Nanny
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