And the nerve of some people!!! We have an au pair, my husband both work long hours building our law firm, we aren't able to be there for our kids as much as we would like to be. We used to have my mom with the kids, but it was too much for her, we have three kids, twin boys who are 10 and a 14 year old daughter, all three are active in school and sports. We decided a live in au pair would be perfect, the one we have now is from France, the kids all have learned a lot from her, she is great with them and works perfect in the family. Part of the au pair program is that they also go to school here. So this morning I was cruising the Craigslist ads looking for hockey equipment for my boys, I stumbled across an ad placed by my au pair looking for a part time sitter to help out with "her" kids while she is in school!!! My kids are in school full time, she has all day to go to classes and work on her studies, so how is it that she needs someone to "help" her, and if she was overwhelmed, why did she not approach us?? Do I have a right to be pissed? How would you approach the au pair about looking for a part time nanny for "her" kids??
I don't need any grief about rich people problems or that I should be "raising" my own kids, just want to know how to approach it!!
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