Okay. Why we are here today: our nanny of eight years, took a new job. For the first time in 17 years, we are without a nanny. We should be able to handle this, right? oNe drives now -- did I record that? She passed her driving test first time, with no help from some cats who were sitting in the middle of the street. It's super helpful to have her drive.
(Funny story, she turns out on to the street from the DMV and there are cats right in the middle of her lane. Her choice was to 1) stop, 2) hit them, 3) cross the yellow line and not hit them but technically crossing the line is an instant fail. She crossed the line and didn't faill Yay.)
So, no nanny. Our nanny was very wonderful. She finished school, and we knew she'd get a different job soon. We're super happy for her, but of course we miss her. She did much more than just take care of the girls. She helped us figure out the crazy life and get everyone where they needed to be. She cooked healthy food for us and kept up with the grocery list. One night, I came home to super organized cabinets in my kitchen. She'd often go through the refrigerator and get rid of the "science experiments."
She was a super confidant for the girls, a great role model, and a good friend of the family. She was calm and patient and a wonderful soul to have around. She started working with us when she was just a little older than oNe is now. That's kind of crazy. She grew up with the girls. She's all grown up now and it is time for her to do something different. We will miss you, C-Nanny! I didn't write about you much here because I don't write too much about "not my life" and you were always wonderful. The blog used to be a place to vent. I never really needed to vent about you. You were always honest and kind, a super hard worker, and very good at communicating. She and the girls really had a special bond. We were super lucky.
Below is a picture of a mug we got her... (Of course she got other things for 8 years, too.)
(One thing I just want to record...Because life has been crazy and we didn't think we'd get to work this Sunday, MWH and I both went last together on a Friday night to make up. Almost like a date.)