The kids were at aftercare for 8 days and a new (temp) nanny started on Thursday last week.
This is strange and not-so-strange all at the same time but I felt sadder about the kids having to stop going to their amazing aftercare (8 days) than I felt at their graduation from the school they were at for two whole years... I super love their aftercare. On the bright side, when one of them is sick, the other will go, and if Nanny S has a sick day, they will go. So there's that.
|because I'm too lazy to go get a photo of laundry from my external hard drive. This pic - clothes not worn on Ballito holiday in January 2014.|
With all this to-ing and fro-ing of nannies, we've paid 1.3 times what we would have paid Nanny S over the last 4 months.
That means we've paid more than 1 extra month's salary.
I'm ready for a break from all the financial outflow, disruption in routine and my house is definitely ready to breathe again:
- My favourite runner (blue and turquoise one for any who can remember) was ruined by December nanny.
- My tumble drier is kind-of broken by current nanny.
- The house is ready for a handyman and a painter... but I can't rely on the temps to manage extra staff in addition to their work, so Nanny S to supervise as she usually does.
Best of all, Nanny S is getting a SUPER fantastic increase :) I was going to do so anyway (two months early) because of her baby, but I've nearly doubled that original amount.
Nothing like an incentive to bring her back to work!
What are you looking forward to in March?