After we put the twins to bed (hmm, I never say "the twins" but I noticed my colleagues ask, "how are the twins?"), we went onto the agency's website to have a look.
I noticed that my 2nd choice previously was still listed as available so I wrote an email telling them the situation and saying if she was, in fact, still available, to offer her the job.
They did, she accepted, she came in on the Sat for a few hours quick training and started (thrown in the deep end) on the Monday.
And she's been great.
She is great.
She's open, communicative, calls me Marcia, not Ma'am, and the kids love her because she reads Naughty Amelia Jane to them (it's really easy to make my kids love you :)).
She was a teacher in Zim so I'm getting her to do the homework with the babies. Homework started this week with them writing out a page of their name in the proper upper and lower case letters.
I'm thinking of getting her to teach them words.....
My house is clean, the kids are happy and not fighting with the nanny all the time and so I'm happy.
She's also super switched-on and organised which goes a long way with me.
Speaking of nannies, I went to visit Nanny S and the baby the other day, and take them more presents. My word, that baby is sweet. If I were in the slightest bit broody, it would be a problem. Thank goodness I'm WELL over that stage.
What's more important to you - a clean house or happy children?
I actually need both. It might not be politically correct to say that, but I can't function in a messy house :)
PS Mrs FF has put herself on a data diet (data usage for her phone) which I SUPER LOVE. I'm putting myself on a 30-minute or less blog post diet. This one took 25 mins. If I don't look for pics, even quicker :)