Possible Red Flags Nag at Nanny
I have been working for my family for a year, since day one of baby's life and have always had it "easy". Kids laundry, dishwasher, vacuum babies messes and run the occasionsal errand for baby food or diapers. MB and I have always had a wonderful relationship and can talk about anything. They are very flexible with my schedule as far as school and I stay late if they are really in a bind on nights that I'm available. I am well paid and reimbersed for everything.
About a month ago, I was making breakfast for baby when I noticed invites to her birthday party all written out and ready to go into envelopes. I figured I would get one as well. Her party is tomorrow and still no mention of it so I'm assuming I'm not invited. I know its natural to think "oh maybe its just family" but I have heard the neighbors talking about how they are all invited. And honestly my feelings are hurt. Also yesterday, MB comes home after an exhausting day (for me... they have 3 older kids as well and they were just having an off day) and demands I make brownies right away for a bake sale that happened today (it was already past my normal quitting time when she came home). This is EXTREMELY out of character for her. One last incident.... One of the older kids needed a pair of shoes for a recital. I was headed to that particular strip mall anyways so I said I would grab them. When I called to say the local store did not have them, I was sent 30 minutes away to get them. Honestly, I'm freaked out. These incidents are very out of character for her and the fact that I'm not invited to the birthday party of a child I've known since birth really bothers me. Are these red flags? I consider myself a seasoned nanny and often give advice on this site but right now I'm a bit worried. - Anonymous
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