This bring me to another point in "nanny life". Now, I don't know many other nannies, so I don't ever really get to talk about my job with other "co-workers". It is also odd because there are no real rules in the nanny world. By this I mean, one nanny may have to do lots of chores, errands, and extra stuff while another nanny may just have to watch and care for the kids. If there are any other nannies out there reading this, what are your thoughts? Should the nanny only be in charge of the kids safety and happiness? Or should they be responsible for things like grocery shopping, laundry, cleaning, etc?
My opinion...if it matters...my job is to do whatever the parent(s) want me to do! I am their employee. If my boss wants me to do clean out the junk drawer, sort the kid's clothing, do laundry, return stuff to Target, stop at the liquor store, send birthday cards, bake cookies for a school party, wrap the Christmas presents, and order a cake at Giant Eagle, that is fine by me. (I have been asked to do all those things and DO NOT mind it :) I would be very curious to hear what other people (nanny or not) think about this!
Speaking of baking...While at work I noticed a box of Fruity Cheerios that had been in the cabinet for at least 5 months now. I also noticed a bag of mini marshmellows...I got an idea!