I was just thinking how I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings takes on a whole new meaning when you’re parenting kids.
We got a new Nanny and she is amazing. She’s literally my favorite person in this entire world, and the only person who seems to have the single solitary job of making sure I’m happy. God bless our new nanny and her tendency to start her sentences with “the children” as opposed to “the monsters” ( which is what I call them). She’s so proper and she asked if she can speak to them in Spanish! HA! Knock yourself out! The idea…the thought (!) is so funny to me that sometimes I repeat it in my mind and laugh.
I say Nanny but really she’s our new babysitter. People on the East Coast like to say nanny it sounds posh. They do not like to say babysitter– that sounds low rent. They do the same with daycare vs. preschool, as in, my kids attend preschool… Oh really? Awesome mine attends daycare where she learns her letters, and math, and glues stuff, and paints other stuff- in general she’s learning how to be away from me for 7 hours at a time. Yours too? Right. Exactly. Same difference.
Everyone wants to feel bigger or higher or better than someone else- this is what 33 years of life has taught me. Moving on….
The wonderful thing about our new
nanny babysitter is that she takes the monsters children to the park or library and then when it’s time to go home she bids them a farewell and they seem okay with her departure and I have to resist the urge to beg her to stay. That’s probably not normal, but then again neither is relying on your four year old to give sound directions to the babysitter on how to get to the local park. (That happened and they got there and everyone was fine.)
In other news, my children (ahem) the children believe that every day without snow is a day meant to be spent outside playing in mud like pigs. I equal parts love and hate this about them. I want them to splash in puddles and play with their toys outside- I just think it’s still to cold to hang out there for hours on end. I find myself rearranging lawn furniture daily and then bribing them to come inside for (more) tv! When all else fails I lie and tell them I have a treat which usually ends with me digging frozen cookie dough out of our freezer.
Anyway now that Spring is here (albeit 40 degrees) I hope to bust my camera out of it’s winter bag and take some new footage of the kids enjoying the nice weather. I suggest you all do the same- if you can stand the snow flurries!