IÂ guess I neverÂ really realizedÂ how powerful the blogosphere was until I took a little break and came back with a vengeance.Â I can’t thank you all enough for your thoughtful comments and ideas for me in my search for a new nanny.Â I spent the better part of yesterday pouring through online bulletin boards, craigslist and sending out e-mails with lots of apostrophes and capital lettersÂ (HELP!!!) to my friends in search of nanny #3.
Oh, you thought I am actually working this week? Ha! Not when there’s a nanny to find.Â That’s my main jobÂ for now.Â And being the Type A I am I now haveÂ six seemingly suitableÂ nanniesÂ lined up for interviews over the next two days.Â Who are they, you ask? An interesting question.Â Because just after people stopped asking me if I’m going to quit, they asked me what kind of nanny I want.Â Foreign? Young? Single?Â Â I’m not totally above stereotyping the nanny (I love how Tibetan nannies are “in vogue” right now).Â Â In fact, myÂ list of candidates so far is as diverse as the U.N.
- Tibetan (see, not above stereotyping)
But I’m not picking on nationality.Â I need to know more than where they’re from.Â I need to know if they’ve got the goods.Â So I’m wondering if you all want to help me by sending me via my comment box some questions you would ask the nannies I’m meeting. I have a few ideas, but since I’ve failed this twice now, I think I might need a little extra help.Â And I’m thinking we can take this idea one step further and once I’ve got all the candidates and questions and answers written up you could even help me vote to pick my nanny.Â Doesn’t that sound like fun?
Any takers?Â If you send me a good question, I’ll send you one of these funny new “working mom” greeting cardsÂ I just read about.Â Â Just kidding- couldn’t someone have come up with a better punch line for life as a working mom?Â Like, did you hear the one about the nanny who quit giving two days notice? Oh wait, I forgot, that’s not that funny.