Posts tagged Self
Secure Your Own Oxygen Mask Before Helping Others (Prize Inside)

We nannies don't have to teach kids how to read, write or multiply fractions. Instead, we teach them to: 

Make friends 
Use their manners
Take the right risks
Become independent
Fix problems with words
Bounce back from failures
Stay calm when they're mad
Be creative, courageous and kind 
Persevere in the face of a challenge
Follow directions but think for themselves, and 
Everything else they need to know to become awesome adults

No problem, we got this. On one condition.

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This is As Good As It Gets, Kids

The little kids and I had just popped into the shop on the corner for organic doughnuts and I was sipping a latte. We were headed to the park where the big kids' field day was underway. It was the last day of school. A spring in my step, baby on my back, sunshine on my face, songs streaming out, summer starts tomorrow kind of day. "It doesn't get better than this kids! Right now, this is the best." 

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Walking Home Takes Forever

Most sunny days I like to pick up the bigger kids from school on foot. It's nice for them to decompress in the fresh air before starting homework. The only challenge is, walking home takes forever.

They want to touch flowers, hunt for perfect sticks, squabble about who gets to ride in the stroller, pet their favorite neighborhood cat and on and on. 

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