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March 13th, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Those of you using child care, how is it going?

I am actually starting this thread just so I can brag about our nanny. OMG you guys, she folds our clothes and does our dishes!!! Do you know how much I hate to fold laundry? And of course, Maggie completely loves her, she lights up with a big grin when the nanny arrives. Also, her family is totally in love with Maggie--I think her mom reaaallllyyyy wants grandbabies but our nanny and her sisters aren't anywhere near ready to have kids (the oldest is just getting married this summer) so Maggie is now her surrogate granddaughter and she buys Maggie outfits and begs the nanny to bring her over to their house so she can fawn all over Maggie. I figure a baby can never have too many grandmothers, and if it takes the pressure off our poor nanny and her sisters to start making babies, then it's a win for everyone, right?

Anyway, she's amazing, so we're planning to give her a raise when she's been with us 2 months, which would be about a month from now.
~Beth in Seattle

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March 13th, 2012, 02:54 PM
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That's so great she is working out so well

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March 14th, 2012, 08:58 AM
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I am loving these updates it is amazing how nicely someone can fit into your family, right?

I loved every second of being a nanny. I brought Julia to see my mom plenty of times. Kids with nannies win all around. Julia has me in her corner always. She told me two days ago "I love you forever and you love me forever," I almost bust into tears! I get to joy of knowing I was part of her life and helped contribute to the person she has become and she gets another parental figure and some siblings as well.

I always did laundry and dishes as well. And cleaned up their dining room. Julia's mom said she misses me coming to the house because I can't tell her where stuff is anymore!

Anyway, I am so glad you adore your nanny and that Maggie has so much love around her. A kid can never have too many pepople who love them! Never.
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March 14th, 2012, 11:52 AM
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Anyway, I am so glad you adore your nanny and that Maggie has so much love around her. A kid can never have too many pepople who love them! Never.
This is so true! I am happy to have as many grown-ups as possible doting on my kids. Honestly, I will cry huge tears if/when the nanny moves onto the next adventure in her life, and I am going to do whatever I can to keep her as long as possible!
~Beth in Seattle

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March 16th, 2012, 09:43 AM
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I think it's great that you are having such an amazing experience with your nanny! I barely trust my husband with Luigi so I can only imagine what kind of freak I would be if I didn't find someone as awesome as your nanny!

I am lucky to be able to stay home with Luigi and my Mom comes over a few times a week to give us a hand. We have never left him with anyone but her.
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March 16th, 2012, 06:14 PM
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It makes me smile everytime you talk about your Nanny. I am so happy for you that you found such a great fit for you and your family. I hope she sticks around for a long time.

Right now I am lucky because my sister in law is laid off but I am dreading the day she goes back to work. I will be happy for her but sad for me because I will have to make new arrangments. It is so nice being able to only leave my kids with family right now.

thank you bri_91 for my siggy

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