House of Clutter
I have been nannying for 2 yrs. I started this job (part time) about 3 wks ago. I interviewed with the mom in a coffee shop, which I thought nothing about because I felt safe and figured she didn't want strangers in her home. But I think I know now why she suggested we meet there; her house is a complete mess! I don't just mean some dust and a few dishes in the sink either. I mean, I think its borderline dangerous for these kids to live in. I have found pizza smushed into the carpet, candy wrappers everywhere, dirty clothes all over the floor, moldy cereal bowls under the beds, newspapers and magazines all over, the bathrooms look like they've never seen a scrub brush, and it smells horrible!
My question is, do I ignore it or bite the bullet and clean it up? I don't have a list of chores to do and I'm sure that MB is paying me as much as she can afford so I doubt I could ask for a raise to start cleaning, but I can't work like this. The kids are awesome and to tell you the truth, I'm surprised because of the nasty living conditions. If I wasn't already working here and not already crazy about the kids, I'd probably call CPS. What should I do? - Neat Nanny
at 5:05 PM