I've been nannying for the past couple of years... And for the past couple of years, I've gotten snide remarks from people as well as a flood of positive comments from the people who know what childcare really is.
Some of my favorite remarks:
"It has to be so hard, because you cant spank them... Right?"
"Oh my gosh, a nanny? Really? Could you not get like, a real job?"
"How fun! You get to just watch TV and eat that family's food all the time"
And of course, my favorite, "You're JUST a nanny!"
Yes, I am JUST a nanny. Wanna know why? I don't sit around and watch TV, I don't call in to work when I feel like doing something better, I don't get the leisure of switching my shift with another co-worker but most importantly, I am JUST a nanny because being JUST a nanny is exactly what I want to do (until I'm thrown into the corporate world once I get my degree).
How many end of high school/ college jobs can young people say they truly love going to every day? Because I know every morning that I'm able to go see the precious quad babies, or my wonderful days with the other two adorable girls I nanny, I am ecstatic about it. Being a nanny means that every single day I am able to watch kids grow, help them learn, and enjoy their presence. No, I am not a "mother-substitute," or an "extended version of their own mom," both remarks I have heard a multitude of times, I am JUST Tiffani, a 19 year old nanny, that loves all the kiddos I am blessed enough to be able to spend my days with. I do laundry, I change diapers, I wipe tears, clean up boo-boos, read stories, and sing songs. Nothing is more satisfying to me than hearing one of the moms I work for say "I really appreciate everything you do," or any other sweet, reassuring positive comments.
"Dip your tongue in wisdom, then give counsel." -Bulgarian Proverbs
-Although tonight was spent making a very yummy dinner and writing this post, tomorrow will be spent designing new crosses and working on a new type of item I plan to add to my etsy shop! Have a great start to your week y'all!