We’re interviewing a nanny this Friday. (Read here if you want to know why) When I was a nanny, I googled the heck out of every.single.family that I went to meet. Before and after meeting them. You know, since it would have been a little odd to be all, “Oh yeah, can I run a background check on you and your wife, Mr. Smith?”
So naturally I googled the person who we are meeting to watch Bella.
And I found her blog.
It’s a sweet mommy blog, with pics of her kids and a updates on trips and things they do as a family. I was reading through it when suddenly I stopped and thought, “Is this wrong?”
I got a really weird feeling; like I’d poked around in her room, found her diary, and read it.
She’s the perfect candidate for what we need – a nurse, flexible on days, not looking for a whole lot of hours, 2 kids in between Bella’s age, and very smart and capable. She’s totally excited about having Bella added to the mix. Now it’s like I have some sort of a hidden nanny cam on her – and her life. I wish I hadn’t found it, because I don’t know that I won’t go on and read it again…
Part of me (the evil part) thinks that it’s great to know she has one, because I’ll know what Bella does there. I won’t have to worry or wonder if I’m hearing what really happened.
And part of me thinks I should mention something about blogging to her and just get it out in the open. Because she could find mine. Maybe not by googling me but she could stumble across it and know by the pics. I’d want to know if she did.
Then the other part (I’m made up of many parts) thinks that it’s not really a big deal. She updates on her life and that’s about it – so it’s not likely she’ll suddenly freak out about my kid on there one day for her family to read.
So…let’s hear it. If you found it (just pretend you’re all neurotic like me and Googled your nanny candidate, ok?) would you keep reading? Stop? Mention it? Mention your own?