Being a nanny is an amazing job. You grow with these children and love them as if they are your own. But the job always ends and it's hard to leave the kids. I miss so many children I have worked with over the years. Sometimes I go back to visit them. They don't always remember me but that is ok because I remember them and the fun we had.
a little Dorie and me with light hair
One time I took her to see Santa
Dorie and Dave at the Children's Museum
Dorie and Elinor
Elinor and Henri
My job with Dorie and Henri has ended. I'm so sad and will miss them so much. I started with Dorie right before she turned 3 months and now she is 5! Elinor loves both of them and I hope to be able to have play dates with them. No one can get Ellie to laugh like Dorie can. One of the first big belly laughs she had was thanks to Dorie. Henri and Elinor played so good together and Ellie tried so hard to keep up with everything Henri was doing.
I'm currently looking for a new nanny position but it's hard. Nanny shares (2 families, 1 nanny) always seem to be fine with parents, just not when it is your own child. I can understand where the parent is coming from. I know some may think I will favor my child. But I know the benefits of having another little playmate around. There were times when I had all of my focus on Henri, he was my "job" after all. Sometimes when I came home at night, even though I had been with Elinor all day, I missed her. As the two got older, the more they played together and it was easier to engage with them at the same time. They both love other children and interact well with them. I believe it's from being together so much. I will keep looking and hopefully find a family that will be the perfect match with ours.