Life as a Nanny

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great first day back to work. Mine was crazy! Today I want to do a new sort of post. A few months back I heard about the book The Nanny Diaries written by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. I have yet to read the book, but the whole idea really sparked my interest! In the spirit of that book I have decided I wanted to do a nanny diaries type post. It will not be every day, but I am sure I will have one at least once a week!

I am a nanny to 3 girls under the age of 6.  I will refer to them as “B”, “D”, and Baby P! I had the privilege to watch “D” when she was an infant and am now getting to watch her again. Baby P is the main child I nanny for, but for the next month or two it will be all three girls, the main portion of my day is spent with “D” and Baby P.

“B” is the oldest and she is my helper! She can be a handful at times, but whenever I am trying to help the two youngest girls or am covered in spit up she comes to the rescue! I cannot count how many times I have had spit up down my leg and all over Baby P and “B” has come running with a cloth. She not only is great at helping with Baby P, but she will help “D” get things down or talk to her when she is feeling angry and needs some extra love. “B” loves Shimmer and Shine and all things Disney! She is definitely my go to kid when I have a craft idea.

“D” is the middle child and is definitely the most chill! However she does have her crazy moments like all toddlers. “D” is always up for anything which I love! One of her favorite places to go is the library to check out books. “D” currently likes any television shows. I recently showed her Higglytown Heroes, a show from when I was a kid, and she is obsessed! There is not a day that goes by where she is not asking to watch Higglytown Heroes. “D” is not only the one who loves every show, but she is the one who also says the funniest things! She is like a teenager stuck in a toddler’s body!

Baby P is the youngest and is the easiest! She is the most patient baby I have ever met! I have mentioned Baby P in a few of my posts. One of the things I have mentioned is that she has spina bifida. However, she does not let that keep her from doing anything! She is constantly trying to roll and pull herself up into a sitting position. I am so proud of how much progress she has made and of all the milestones she is hitting! Baby P is always happy and smiling, but when she wants attention she will let you know. Just today she spent five minutes screaming continuously. She was not angry or upset in the least bit; she just wanted everyone to look at her. When the girls and I did look she started cracking up. Baby P’s favorite things at the moment are; watching television with her sisters, playing with toys and teething toys, and occasionally kicking “B” and “D” in the head with the bar from her corrective boots.

I truly love working with these girls, and they make my life so much better. There are those days when I am ready to pull my hair out, but I would not change a thing! I hope you all enjoyed learning about these girls, and will continue to join “B”, “D”, and Baby P on all of our adventures!

-A

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