First things first...don'tcha just love the new design? I owe it all to the sweet, lovely & talented Ms. Carley.
On to business...
"Oh, so you're just a nanny?"
Can we talk about this? Please? Yes. I have a college degree. In writing, actually. Well, more specifically English with a concentration in Creative Writing. I am an educated woman. [But I never claimed to be smart.--that's a story for another day].
Would you ever utter the phrase(s):
Oh, so you're just a teacher?
Oh, so you're just a lawyer?
Oh, so you're just a doctor?
Get my point yet?
People are suited best for different things. I knew at 18, thank God, that I liked writing and that I was interested in English. I never once changed my major. I was also not so naive to be fooled into thinking my major was actually preparing me for one specific job in particular. I actually kind of liked at the time that it didn't. I felt like the world was wide open to me.
I tried the jobs, y'all. I really, really did. My resume is embarrassingly long ranging from Tanning Bed Manager to Account Executive for a newspaper. None of it was for me.
It wasn't until this past year that I really, truly made the decision that nannying is it. For good. It may not be the most glamorous job [says the girl who literally swam in a pool of drool today], but I don't think everyone can do it.
No, I take that back. Any moron can keep a baby alive. But I don't think people understand what exactly being a nanny entails. And I won't get into it right now. But I like my job. And I'm good at my job. And I sufficiently add to my household income and we can pay our bills.
So tell me.
What is everyone's big problem with
just being a nanny?
Can we please take the just out now?