Oh please, someone shoots me now (joke!)… I am so tired to hear this sentence! “You don’t have children, you don’t know how it is to be with them all the time”, “You can’t understand how strong love is until you have children”, “You don’t know what being tired means…”.Please don’t assume a nanny doesn’t understand how it is like to be with children all the time. As nannies trust me WE KNOW!
As a full time nanny you actually spend more time with the children in their first years before the school takes over, than their own parents. The usual week hours I have worked were 50 hours per week, 48 weeks per year.
So as a favour to the world, stop thinking you are better or more important, a bit of humility goes a long way. We are all in the nappy mess together, so here is a tip for you:
Three advantages of hiring Tattooednannies without kids of their own:
- They sleep at night so they are less inclined to breakdown in tears because they stepped on a lego for the fiftieth time today!
- They are available for emergency babysitting in the evenings and weekends since they don’t have to be home being mums.
- Some can even come with you on holidays to help out with your children.
Have you ever said those words to a friend/colleague/family member/nanny/babysitter?