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I don't really care to have a nanny. I work. So when I am home with my kids, I value that time and enjoy taking care of them. However, when we go on a cruise every summer with my parents, I want a nanny SO BAD. The cruise ship has a daycare, but your day gets broken up because they close for lunch and then you have to pay for evening care and we don't really want to pay extra for that. So basically, right about the time I'm getting comfy by the pool, it's time to get the kids from daycare. And I don't get to enjoy the evening life because I have the kids. In the past, during 7 day cruises, I've only used the daycare maybe 3 days because I do enjoy having fun with them, especially at the ports where they can play on the beaches. So I usually keep them with me the majority of the time anyway. But let me tell ya, it would be nice to be able to go dancing or to the casino at night and have a nanny to take care of them. DH and I work hard and we want to enjoy our vacation too and if we pay for it, we want to take advantage of everything there.
And, no, my parents don't really take the kids. They hang out with them some but it's when I'm there and still primarily responsible for them.