The day to day life of a nanny of a 5-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl in south western Ohio.
smoothjazs persistent determined positivity is my thing lately. Both of my parents got cancer scares in the same week, we won’t know for sure about Mom’s for 6 months, and my brother has decided he’s moving out of the state. So I’ve had to adjust my way of dealing with things lately a bit to avoid losing my mind.
But thanks dear!
First Aid and CPR class passed. Going to update my ID tomorrow to run my background check for Care.com. Interview set up for Thursday. Friday I have Kayley and Tyler. Going to pick up a few things and put together a nanny binder and samples of a daily log tomorrow while I’m out. I really want to impress this couple. 5 years, contracted, 10 minutes from my house, field trips are okay, and its a girl! I’ve never gotten a baby girl. My favorite part of babies is they can’t protest the ridiculously cute outfits they get stuffed into and girl clothes are so much cuter than boy clothes.
Its so hard not to get my hopes up.
I don’t know why we say we’re interviewing for a job. We’re courting a job. We’re attempting to form a relationship with a family. Its not a cold and unfeeling as an interview. Its so much more complicated than that.
With the extra Kirk paid me for the night I kept the kids for him I just registered for my CPR and First Aid course. Groupon has a thing right now where the online course is $20 rather than the regular $40 and you actually get your little card. So I’m excited to start that tonight.
Ty creeps in and crawls in bed with me: Sarah?
Me: We don't have to be awake for another 30 minutes go to sleep.
Ty: Can we walk to Kroger?
Me: Its raining and the sun isn't up
Ty: You need to go to kroger.
Me: Fine I'll go when you go to school
Ty: OK *snuggles down in next to me and waits a few minutes* Your hair looks really bad!
Me: In 20 years promise me you won't wake a girl up to tell her her hair looks bad and send her to the store at 6 in the morning.
Ty: I know, its not nice. But I wanted you to know so you could fix it before you leave.
Me: Sleep, Ty.
Just had to turn down a datenight job because I accepted a different one yesterday. Part of me says this should boost my confidence but the rest of me says “this is why you need to learn to split yourself into two people”