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Monday, June 7, 2010

Saddest. Day. Ever.

Last week our beloved nanny told us she and her husband will be moving to Idaho at the end of the month. Needless to say, telecommuting won't work in this particular case.

It was a very sad day in our house.

Before you judge, yes, I have a nanny and I have come to depend, rely and cherish the 10 short hours each week that she is here for me to get a million different things done without my little side kick in tow.

I find a certain salvation in our nanny, along with long walks, work outs, naps, doctor, dentist, hair, and nail appointments, lunches with my husband, friends, sister and even mother-in-law. It is the time that I need for myself to recharge, step out of the mommy role for a little bit and gain a sense of accomplishment. Not that raising my little boy doesn't already provide that, but I'm not referring to the 'how many bottles I made' or 'tantrums I lived through' variety.

Sure, we'll find someone else and luckily Lucas is too young to be that attached to Angel, but I certainly am, I really REALLY like her and I'm going to miss her terribly.

The best is yet to be.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Sophie Eschenlohr said...

I'm sorry to hear she's moving away. I know how much you like Angel and how much you rely on her.
I'm sure there's someone else out there to help you out, but I understand what you're feeling. We as moms, get very attached to Nannies we like and trust.
Good luck, Tonya. Thinking of you xoxox

June 7, 2010 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Ms. Understood said...

I can't imagine anyone judging your for some help 10 hours per week. And you are probably a better momma thanks to those breaks. It's no different than having a live-in family member who helps out in the house. Sorry you lost your nanny and I hope you find someone else you trust and can work well with soon.

June 7, 2010 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

This is really such a shame that she is moving... Ugh... What a pain! Well, I am sure that she has several people already in mind to take her place for you guys, right? Have faith. I'll come down there more often now if u need me to.. U just have to ask. : )

June 8, 2010 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger gingerbreadmama said...

I am so sorry you are losing her help. I hope you find someone as nurturing and reliable soon!

June 11, 2010 at 1:22 PM  

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