Marbles Children's Museum in Raleigh, NC
Hi MPP! I wanted to submit a nanny sighting. This took place at the Marbles Children's Museum in Raleigh, NC. I am a pre-K teacher and I also employ a nanny part time. I was at the Marbles museum on Friday, September 21st with my PM pre-K students. I wanted to write in about a nanny I observed with her charge. The nanny looked young, early 20s or so. She had blonde hair and was petite. She was wearing a scarf. Her charge was a little boy who looked under the age of 2. He was walking but still a little unsteady. He wore a red shirt and red high-top Converse sneakers. The difference with this sighting from that other ones usually posted here was that the little boy's mother was also with them. While standing at the water tables, a woman asked the nanny what her son's name was because her little boy was playing with him. The nanny replied with the child's name and also added that she was his nanny and pointed and said his mom was right over there. The mom was in a far off corner texting on her phone.
For the remainder of our afternoon at the museum, we continued to run into the nanny with her charge and the mom was always trailing behind texting or off to the side talking on the phone. This nanny was WONDERFUL. The little boy seems very, very attached to her. She was on the floor playing with him whenever we saw her, whether it was playing at the train tables, getting wet at the water tables, building Lego structures, riding in the pretend trucks, buses, etc. She was very warm with him. Lots of affection and encouragement. It was sweet to watch, and even sweeter after I knew that it was his nanny. I felt sad for him that he seemed to have a better connection with her than his mom, but maybe there is more to that than what the eye could see. I shouldn't pass judgement on one encounter. Either way, I just wanted to write it because as a mother, this brightened my day. Every child deserves a nanny like this. And kudos to this nanny for being that person for him. In fact, kudos to all of you nannies for doing the job you do. You are worth your weight in gold to us and our children.
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