Hello my flutterbys,
Today I thought that I would talk about my daily life…
And the lives of millions of stay at home mums/dad’s and other childcare workers.
When asked what I do for a job, and I reply with ‘nanny,’ Iam often posed with statements along these lines.
“Oh it would be so nice to be able to play all day”
“I would love to stay home and get paid for it”
And my absolute favourite
“Good on you for getting away with not having a real job”.
Now I try to be a good example for my young charges, and always smile gracefully and walk away.
But after this happening several times I began to feel annoyed.
What do I do all day?
Well apart from raising the future generations of this world, teaching them manners, respect and how to be confident,
successful contributors to society??
There is the:
*Load of washing to be done EVERY day.
*The cooking and cleaning.
*The grocery shopping and organising.
*Shoes to be polished and shirts to be ironed.
All the while entertaining young children and spotting unique learning opportunities.
Now im not saying that there arnt moments of absolute joy I get from my job.
I love it, I really do.
The sleepy smiles and cuddles. The moment when an important milestone is reached.
When their faces light up because for that moment you are their whole world.
This is what I live for.
Being a nanny is not a 9-5 job. It is carrying the little hopes and dreams of tiny humans carefully in your hands.
It is forming a connection so vital and deep that you forever cherish each other.
Being a nanny is what i have always wanted to do, it is what I love.
So to hear people diminish the importance of not only my life’s work, but the work of so many other amazing people makes me feel sorry for them.
Sorry that they dont get to experience what I do!
Even if that is a ‘surprise’ in the form of a frog thrown into my lap :p
Lots of love