Saturday, January 03, 2015
Christmas, Africa style - when do you take down your tree... and what is your cleaning thing?
I usually wait til the 6th Jan or the day of the kids' half year party. But this year I can't wait.
I've been taking a few things down every night - this was mostly an effort so that Nanny M could clean properly.
Speaking of which, have we spoken about the nanny yet?
She is very sweet, but probably too submissive for me. She means well, but we don't click and she doesn't get my style. So I have to tell her things over and over... and I've even typed up a manual for her... because she's forgetful...
She is obsessive about mopping floors so the floors are pristine but the dust bunnies are hopping up a storm.
We had a once-a-week nanny about 12 years ago called Bea. In fact, she helped us move down to this house too. Bea was amazing - fierce, bossy (great for the twice-a-month gardener) and super fussy (which is really good when the person is cleaning your house). Bea's thing was wooden floors. Oh my, she loved it when our floors were sparkling and shiny.
Do you have a thing?
I have a clean bathrooms thing. And a no clutter on surfaces thing (actually that's my main thing). And an everything in its place thing. I have a lot of things, it seems :)
What is your thing?
In more current news, I received a New Year's Day SMS at about 6:30 pm from Nanny M resigning (yes, she was due at work the next morning). If you're counting, we've had 2 nannies in two months, not counting Nanny S....
Scramble, scramble, scramble (this stuff is annoying for me - I won't bore you with reading about it too)
PS I'm counting down the days til Nanny S comes back (56 if you're counting)