If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it a thousand times. A good Nanny is worth her weight in gold. I just can’t emphasize it enough. From potty training to finding swimming lessons to emptying the diaper pail, finding someone with intelligence, experience and motivation is a challenge but worth it on every level. Other qualities I think are important? Well, organization is one. Basic first aid knowledge obviously. And then there is the element of creativity that can’t be ignored. Example?
Fancy has a potty mouth. I know you don’t believe that. Fancy’s mouth is not exactly Fancy. Well, at a business dinner when she’s playing “Corporate Wife,” it’s controlled, articulate and deferential. But 3 am in the Minis’ room, trying to find a lost dummy under a cot? Um, not so much.
So the little Fancies are talking up a storm. And The Princess has turned into a little parrot. Everything from “Sushi” to “Tacky” is pouring out of her mouth. Which means, of course, that she is also repeating words learned at less refined moments of her day. Such as at 3 am, when her mother is crawling under her bed looking for the dummy she tossed overboard.
And this is where a good Nanny again proves her worth.
“It’s okay! I’ll tell people she’s saying, ‘Fork!’”