The problem is the girl for whom I nanny. We moved to a beautiful town on the Hudson, but it has proven less desirable than I think my employers thought. The girl went into public school immediately. She was not a stranger to public school.
Initially, she seemed okay. She would come home and talk about school and the kids that she met. She started riding at a horse farm about 40 minutes away. She even gave her phone number to some of the girls in her class who called her for playdates. Her mom shut it down right away because the kids were from this same town, in public school. Two even lived in an apartment.
We live in a very nice house on the water. There are other nice houses here. Not everyone can go to private school. Can they? I have a little girl who is broken hearted and sad, she gets out of school in two weeks and she has no friends. I look up things to do on the local kids to do calendar and nless they are certain not to attract certain 'regular' kids, the mom won't hear of it. They have a heated pool and the mom thinks it is fine that she spend the summer with me and the pool, with a twice weekly tutor to prepare her for this fancy school she starts in the fall.
I'm a happy person. I make things fun for her, but this little girl is depressed and mom can't see it!