Monday

"Really I'm Mostly Normal About Everything Else"

I am a nanny for four years with one family. we live in the north east of the United States. There are four children in the family and most most of my job responsibilities are House related so I'm more of a personal assistant.

I have the strangest problem though. starting this time of the year the kids start drink dragging leave it on there too. before that even ends they start with the snow boots in the snow everywhere. the family has a housekeeper that works 5 days a week every morning from 8 to 12.

I have become obsessed with having the shoes are completely organized. I get frustrated every time I see a leaf in the house or shoe dirty debris or even the shoes arranged cattywampus. When little piles of snow start melting here in the corner and even on the boot tray I start to freak out. I am totally distracted by this to the point where I find myself going to check on the mat multiple times per hour. I grew up in California so I know the snow and leaves thing is new to me, but I've been out here for 6 years. does anyone else have the same compulsion with the leaves in snow that I do?

I seriously have to work very hard not to mad every person in the home about the other about their shoes. the housekeeper hates me because I always have her do the door right before she leaves. I don't find that there are many other things that I'm anal about that I wonder if this is a result of taking care of someone else's home.

I'm looking for feedback from other professionals who find themselves dealing with trying. Really, I'm mostly normal about everything else. But in my defense, my employers have kept me on long past needing a nanny so they walk into what looks like a show home. If there is crap anywhere, I am the one who has dropped the ball.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't even understand what "drink dragging" is. NEXT!

Anonymous said...

I think OP meant 'dirt dragging' - spelling mistake. Anyhow, personally, I feel like you should seek help of a trained professional. You are obsessed in your own words over something rather insignificant. It stresses you out and controls you. Seriously, I say it in good faith, you need to talk to a professional before it takes over your life and starts spilling out!

Anonymous said...

I think you really should not be telling the housekeeper when to do something. Both of you are employees of the parents, and both of you should take your direction from the parents, not one from the other.

This obsession of yours, is it taking time away from the kids? I think the kids are your main responsibility. Try paying attention to the reason you were hired.

If you feel you need to check for leaves or melted water, check at the end of your shift everyday, once.

Anonymous said...

I have had a house keeper tell me the kids and I are in her way.She also expected me to wash the dishes to. Lol.Really?

Anonymous said...

The parents don't care as long as there kids are taken care of and there house is clean. Who do they need more? Whom is the hardest to replace is the hard cold facts.

Diana Briceno said...

You need to learn how to type...

this_nick said...

That's your takeaway?