Fired, Technology, House Guests and Colonoscopies
What a week it’s been….and it’s only Tuesday….
We fired our new nanny last night. Although she was very nice, after losing the house key and then missing multiple days of work we decided she was a combination of unreliable and flaky. In fact, she has managed to miss 1/3 of her scheduled work days in 2 weeks of employment – not a good record. And, honestly, it just wasn’t working for us professionally – we hired her 3 days per week which would enable us to both work 3 solid days a week – when she didn’t show up that forced us both to lose productivity time.
But more important this nanny was not a caregiver that we deemed good enough for Baby MPB – as far as we are concerned he deserves the absolute best. We are paying a lot of money to have an in-home nanny, so we expect them to show up. We expect them to want to take care of our son. We expect them to be responsible. We expect them to demonstrate trustworthiness in their behaviour. She wasn’t demonstrating these traits and so she’s done. Part of me feels bad for her, but truthfully, the mamma bear in me doesn’t really care. Honestly, my son is my one and only priority and it’s not my job to teach her about being trustworthy and responsible.
Which now means we are without help for the foreseeable future. So, we are now back to the drawing board and desperately hoping we find someone very quickly.
I hate technology sometimes – my brand new laptop, it’s dead. At a meeting yesterday I discovered it wouldn’t turn on, I had my clients IT department look at it and they confirmed that I bought a lemon. Great, exactly what we need to deal with today. Thankfully it happened yesterday as today is the last day to return it. So, Mr. MPB is at the store as I type sorting this out. So today will be spent re-loading everything during nap times. Another lost work day.
We have unexpected house guest. A family member is going through a crisis and they have asked to stay with us sporadically throughout the next few weeks (or more) when they are in town for medical appointments. Of course we said yes. But, honestly, I can barely handle the idea of hosting right now, and hosting without a schedule is not my idea of fun. But alas, we will make it work.
Oh and to make this week extra fun, Friday I have a colonoscopy. My family has a history of colon cancer and 5 years ago I had a pre-cancerous polyp removed. So, I’m on a 5 year recall – it’s a good thing, I’m 100% about preventative cancer screening. Honestly, it’s not a big deal and doesn’t cause me any worry, but it means 2 days this week are going to be unpleasant as my body prep’s for the procedure.
Seriously, we just need this week to be over!
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