New nanny in town

21 Nov

We’ve officially had our nanny for 3 weeks, and things just aren’t working out.  She’s a nice person, however our parenting styles just aren’t matching up so we’ve decided to let her go.

We’ve had a few problems:

  • Lack of listening (putting wrong clothing on boys, packing lunches Thomas won’t eat, etc; and all after being told more than once),
  • She’s more of a bystander, meaning that she watches the boys play but doesn’t engage with them.  We’ve ‘caught’ her on multiple occasions T.V. babysitting the kids while she is on her phone or iPad at the kitchen table
  • Doesn’t follow our rules of parenting; I’ve caught her putting T in time out in his crib a few times after explaining to her that he’s 21 months old and too young to understand what’s going on, that maybe she should try distraction with a new activity instead
  • Clean but messy; Henry’s race track rug has paint on it from when they were doing crafts, I’ve scrubbed paint and crayon off of walls and floors multiple times, I have to re-wash the dishes she does because they are still visibly dirty

There are a few more issues but I won’t go into depth on here about them.  She is leaving Saturday morning and flying back home to Poland.  We are leaving on good terms so nothing is awkward here.

Sooo…tomorrow we are bringing in the special forces/Super Nanny/the best help one can ask for: MY MOM!!!  I am so excited that she’ll be able to come over her and spend a month with us.  It’s going to be such a special time with the holidays and being in Europe with her 3 grand babies!!

She flies out tonight and Henry is meeting her in Zurich and they will train back here mid morning.  There’s just nothing better than having your own mother to help you out!  Henry’s parents couldn’t come because his sister is due the first week of December with her 11th…they may be needed back home 😉

The countdown in on and I’m not sure who’s more excited, the boys, myself or my mom!


2 Responses to “New nanny in town”

  1. Jen November 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    How amazing!!!! : )

  2. Rachel Floyd November 27, 2013 at 2:16 am #

    So sorry to hear about your nanny, but so wonderful that your mom is able to help. There’s no one like Mom in my opinion!!!! My mom visits four times per year and babysits anytime Scott and I go on vacation alone. Anyhow – enjoying your blog – thanks for sharing your world 🙂

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