Thursday, August 22, 2013
Growing up, regardless of when my parents got home, we always ate as a family. If we had to wait until my dad got home at 7pm, well, we waited. We would have a snack of fruit or veggies and then did homework or watched a TV show while we waited.
Which brings me to ask why do parents ask their Nanny to give the kids an early dinner? Is it because the parents don't want to cook? Because that's what it seems to me. But then again, with prepared foods being such a hit in Hoboken, what's so hard about warming something up and eating as a family? If a parent ever wonders why their kids don't want to talk about what goes on in school or if there's a social problem, you should think that maybe the Nanny knows about since that's who your kids have dinner with. Parents, take the time, order a pizza, and eat as a family. Everyone will absolutely love it. And PS- leave your phone where it won't be a distraction. Dinner time should be family time. Every second of it!
Yesterday I was at Church Square playing with one of my kids. He wanted to go down the slide but is too young to go by himself. So, what does an awesome Nanny like myself do? I went down the slide with him! Wouldn't you know...this gray haired lousy looking Nanny was staring at me like I was some monster for taking my kid down the slide. Are you kidding me? She was there with two girls, probably 7 years old, just sitting there doing nothing. And she has the audacity of giving me a look for having fun with my charge? What I wanted to do was go up to her and say "do you have a problem?" Maybe next time. Nanny, why don't you try having fun once in awhile?