When we first won custody of the older boyz, I was trying to figure out how I was going to manage my growing family. At times it can be a bit overwhelming with managing homework, tutoring pick-up, and everything else involved in a home. Let's just say that I am not shy about asking for help. It is something that I do not mention because I think it sounds snobby, but my family has a nanny. This week was a perfect example of why she is such a big asset for us.
Da boyz had dentist appointments. That left me with figuring out: dinner, caring for Nate, homework, reading projects, and getting to the dentist. It was somewhat comforting knowing that even the nanny commented, "It is a struggle getting an older boy started on homework, helping him with homework, getting dinner ready for Nate, and feeding a squirming baby. Now I know why you have me."
Over the past few months we have had four different nannies. Our most recent nanny seems to get our family the most because she has two children of her own and knows what needs to be done in a house. I hope I am not speaking too soon but this situation is working for all of us.
Now with Bobbie on the way, I am not sure how the flow of things will work. Believe me, I will be the first to schedule the nanny, if only so I can squeeze in a nap.