Friday, May 02, 2008

Twenty-One Days And Counting: The Post-Nanny Life

I've complained before that my nanny was sub-par yet expensive, and that I suspected her of stealing from me, and I believe I also mentioned that I fired her sub-par ass not too long ago.

Which leaves me and only me to care for the babies after school; not that I mind too much. They are, for the most part, low-maintenance girls (an oxymoron, I know). And the new after-school program where I enrolled N is perfect for her- homework help and sports... that girl is in heaven right now.

What I didn't count on was the fact that I can no longer run errands or hang out after work. Those days are officially over. No more mid-week dates or events. No more combing through the Burlington Coat Factory racks before I hop on the train. It's all over until K is of an age where I feel comfortable leaving her alone with her crazy sister at night.

Because I can just picture leaving K in charge only to find her tied up in a corner under N's evil reign...

And now all of a sudden I have a whole slew of things to do and no help! N has to go to the dentist because she was eating some damn Starburst and her cap came off; she also needs to have blood drawn for her routine physical. There are a few half-days at her school coming up and I have no coverage for that, either.

I am officially on lock down until the next school year. Damn. I should have thought this nanny firing through a little bit more...

But I suppose it's worth it if I get to leave work an hour early (thank you JESUS!) and I save $210 a week.

*smooches...looking forward to the summertime more than ever now*
funny story- I let my landlord know that we let the nanny go; know what he said? "Good! She played the music too loud anyway!" LMAO!!!

meanwhile, I got K's report card and the grades have gone up except in Technology, but I didn't beat her ass this time... we're working this out calmly for now. she knows what's up!