Wednesday

"I tell myself to relax and enjoy the good ride"

You would think I worked for the perfect family.

I am a nanny for two beautiful girls, under 8 years old. The parents are professional, successful and dynamic. I live in their Westchester home and have a great set up and drive a luxury SUV. For the most part, my job is great. I love the kids & the lifestyle.

Some odd things happen and then I feel like I am in the mafia and should shut up.

Case in point.

Two weeks ago, we had to have the septic people come out and flush the pipes because there was a back up. They literally showed my boss (male) what came out, hair, wads of paper and condoms.

That night, the two of them stood together in the hallway of my door and assured me that they understood I was an adult, but they weren't comfortable with me having relations in their home and were less comfortable with me flushing condoms causing a $400 bill. The way they stood there together was eerie. Why? It wasn't me. So which one of them was it? Do they know? I don't know. It was such a magnificent stare down that I came away feeling forgiven for my mistake. But I didn't do anything!

Three months ago, the wife came home with a gift bag from a jewelry store and a beautiful topaz bracelet in it. Topaz is not my birthstone or hers. As she walked in, the garage door sounded and her husband came in. I didn't notice anything. Until, she was standing next to me thanking me for being so good with the girls and saying that she picked this out for me and THEY hoped I would like it. The bracelet was beautiful. It's a female bracelet, delicate, blingy, not cheap. On the back of the clasp it says "Burn with it". What? Is that for me? Is it a piece she got a discount on because of a weird engravement? Or was it meant for someone else, like her lesbian lover? I never mentioned the thing because the way they talk to me sometimes is in such a way that you can tell you should agree, take it, thank it and move on.

But that is only with some things. Often, they are normal.

Am I overly sensitive to drama or should I be concerned? I tell myself to relax and enjoy the good ride.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like mom has something to hide... Maybe something She doesn't want to tell her husband

Julie said...

Um, yeah. Mom definitely has something going on - on the side.

RBTC said...

agree with above - keep a diary of these incidents because right now all is good/fun/well and you are a hail-fellow-well-met going along with it - but the situation could implode at some point and the dad could charge you money for some kind of damage the love birds incur

keep your eyes open - keep us posted

Anonymous said...

The items in the pipes could be from previous owners, unless it was brand new. Heck, the items could also be from the building crew.

TM* said...

No !! Cause when you get fired ride will be over. Keep your mouth shut but let me know that you know. Tell her it's not your place to say anything but you're not going to be blamed for it..

TM* said...

No !! Cause when you get fired ride will be over. Keep your mouth shut but let me know that you know. Tell her it's not your place to say anything but you're not going to be blamed for it..

TM* said...

No !! Cause when you get fired ride will be over. Keep your mouth shut but let me know that you know. Tell her it's not your place to say anything but you're not going to be blamed for it..