THE DREADED PLAYDATE
The amount of playdate's that I have taken the kid(s) on is insane. It's like all they want are playdates with kids that they never get along with. They fight about what toy to play with and why Johnny won't play with the toy Joey wants to play with and blah blah blah. Why can't siblings play with each other and only children play with their imaginary friends? Play with your friends at school and make new friends at the park. Forget this "Playdate" crap. It's so corny to call it that anyway. Remember when we could just say "Can I go to Kristen's house?" Hoboken has become notorious for using the word "Playdate" and it makes me cringe! And what's worse for the Nanny is that I actually have to find stuff to talk about with the other Nanny, or God forbid, Mom. I mean most of the time Nannies talk about the family we work for.
And by the way, when there's an older kid in the picture and they have to be picked up from school during a playdate, don't think about leaving the other one the playdate. I don't get paid extra to watch more kids. It's your kid, Nanny(or Mom)!