Once again we find ourselves transitioning from one nanny to another.
When we hired our last nanny she made it clear she could only work for us through the summer. We hired her knowing this as she was leaps and bound better then any of the other potentially long-term nannies we interviewed.
We’ve found someone new. She’s has an excellent experience, great references, advanced first aid, loves big dogs, etc. She seems to fit the bill, but of course we wont really know until she starts.
Our current nanny’s last day was determined by her – we asked when she was done and since she was so great we made sure the new person would start once she was done. Anyways, next week is the big transition week – one nanny leaves and a new one starts.
But as with all of the best laid plans….
The same old story is happening again – she was great, until she wasn’t. Can you say Déjà vu? She’s been awesome with Baby MPB all summer, but now she’s flaking. She just tole me she cannot come the rest of this week, which means we have two standard work days that are now going to be rather stressful as we try to meet our work deadlines and be the parents our son deserves. Oh, and clearly I’m now questioning if she’ll show up for her last day next week.
What frustrates me is that we timed this all around her schedule – if she had told us she couldn’t work 2 days this week, the new nanny could have started this week, in fact she really wanted to and we said no (and she’s now unavailable at the last minute).
And you know, as much as that frustrates me, what truly infuriates me more then anything is that this is the second time a nanny has done this to us! Seriously, don’t people take their commitments seriously anymore?
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