There are a lot of things going on in our life right now, but I’m not really sure I can or want to discuss them at this point. Even privately. So for right now, I’m just going to focus on some of the upcoming stuff in our lives.
I am going back to work – part time. I’m pretty excited about it. Yes, I adore being at home with Bella, but I don’t know anyone here, and I’d love for her to be around other kids. I’d also love to earn a paycheck again. So I’m looking into being a nanny with her.
As you may (or may not if you’re fairly new) know, I was a nanny for about 3 years in San Diego. Loved it. I have thought about opening up our apartment to a family, but the tax stuff I have to deal with, along with our home being a business and not a place of relaxation, and to try to deal with hauling kids up and down three flights of stairs to go anywhere really turned me off to that idea.
I’m going to start searching Craigslist for nanny positions. The hard part?
Not that I don’t want her along (because I do), just that most agencies won’t work with me if I bring her, it lowers the amount of pay I can get, and it eliminates a lot of jobs. About 70% of families looking for a nanny don’t want another child in the mix.
But I figure, it only takes one family to want us as a package. I’ll just wait until the right one comes along. I will not put my child in daycare if it’s possible for me to work and have her with me.
I’ll be posting about my interviews, the ups and downs and all the fun (and crazy) stuff that comes with it. If you want to know what it’s like, you can search for “nanny” in my search box and up will pop all the stories from before, or click the “Life as a Nanny” tag below this post.
And yes, I worked and interviewed with some crazies. Rich people tend to be a leetle bit more insane than most. :p