I'm sure everyone here has seen a grainy black and white video of a nanny abusing an innocent child. I'm also sure you gasped in horror and cursed the awful nanny.
So why, when you see a good nanny, do some women feel the need to put her down?
Yes this is a sort of spin off of another post of mine but I truly am curious and would like to understand why no matter what a nanny does she's bad.
I think I'm a wonderful nanny, the kids love me and I don't feel I overstep any bounds. I leave my job every night and focus on my life until the next morning when I show up back to work. I don't constantly text my boss or her child at night or the weekends and I don't spend my money on the kids unless its their bdays or Christmas. I rarely offer to watch the kids after hours either, because that's MY time.
That doesn't mean I don't love the kids, it doesn't mean I neglect them or treat them bad. It means that I have a healthy respect for boundaries.
I am a bit upset over the rodeo thing, as I mentioned in my previous post. I'm not close to tears over it but I am disappointed that Im not taking the kids. It's a tradition we have and it's something we all look forward to doing every year.
In my other post I didn't curse or even bad mouth the mother. I speculated as to why she said no and I left it at that, I didn't even say she was wrong.
So why did a few feel the need to point out they aren't my children? I've never thought of them as my own, I've never even wished they were mine. Hell on bad days Im GRATEFUL they aren't mine.
So what is it about nannies that provoke such a negative response? Of course no one wants a nanny that abuses or mistreats their charges but the moment you hear of a nanny who actually cares about their charges the knee jerk reaction is that she is overstepping her bounds and that she needs to 'learn her place'.
So enlighten me as to why women think negatively towards nannies.
on Mar. 1, 2013 at 3:38 PM