Some of you have been asking how Nanny S is doing.
She is doing just fine!
|Nanny S with the babies|
Nanny V was 100% certain that she was the right one on Monday afternoon. The kids are comfortable with her, she is getting on and doing things and we are happy so far.
The best thing about having two nannies this week is my house is spotless. All my laundry is up to date, the kids have food in the freezer and all their ironing is also done. They even had time to do Easter crafts (cards).
On Tuesday evening S asked to speak to me in private and I thought, "oh dear, what now?" but turns out she just wanted to go get her fingerprints done at the agency so they could run a police clearance on her.
Well, of course you can go, said I.
It was really just a matter of going through the motions because you know if someone asks to go get a police clearance, absolutely nothing's going to come up.
And yes, today I got the email confirming exactly that.
So last night D and I wrote out a thank-you card for V and I started crying and crying as I read his words (he does have this effect on me generally) and then again as I wrote my bit.
I was quite fine up until that point, even when I packed all the presents for V's baby BOY in the gift bag.
Today I paid her for this week, leave pay, a very substantial bonus, etc. and I did her a very nice reference letter.
I told her yesterday I wanted to take some photos of her and the kids today and this is why I skipped gym.
It was SO totally worth it. Have a look (I'll have to put some more in a Wordless Wednesday post because there are some gorgeous ones, esp where she's standing behind me making the kids laugh).
|Look at Kendra's face :)|
|Connor and V laughing|
|and some more|
|I love this pic!|
So after the photoshoot, I asked to speak to V privately, did my thank-you speech, gave her the presents, reference letter and cried. Oh my hat (as my Capetonian friends would say!).
We had all those punctuality challenges but V has been an excellent nanny to the babies and I trusted her with them 100%. They definitely would not be the kids they are if it weren't for her.
We're really going to miss her so much.
Me So babies, this is V's last day. She's not going to come look after you anymore. Next week, S will be your only nanny.
Connor No, V gonna ocme back.
(V and I exchange a look)
Me Tell you what, Connor. When V's had her baby, if you're good kids, we'll ask V to come visit us and bring her baby to show us. Okay?
Connor That will be nice!
We all packed out laughing. When did he learn to say "that will be nice!"
Then later I was hugging Kendra and she took my hair and pulled it onto my cheeks. I hate people playing with my hair in my face!
Me Kendra, stop doing that. It's very annoying.
Kendra Okay, sorry!
Again, what on earth?! Real conversations. Again I had to put her down because I was laughing so hard.
Do you like the pics?
Yes, our kids are in flannel winter pjs, just like their mother. In this house, we can't wait to get into our winterwear :)
What are you sleeping in at the moment?