Nannies Tell All: What's the Silliest Thing You've Gotten in Trouble for?

Nannies Tell All: What's the Silliest Thing You've Gotten in Trouble for?

Every job comes with its quirks and difficulties, but as any nanny will tell you, the quirks nannies have to deal with are on a whole other level. Because we are working in people's private homes taking care of their personal items as well as their most prized possessions (their children!), the requests and expectations placed on nannies can oftentimes be quite ridiculous. There are plenty of rational, level headed parents out there, but this post gives a glimpse of the not so rational parents many nannies have worked for. We asked thousands of nannies about the silliest thing they have gotten in trouble for at their nanny job, and this is what they had to say. This post is purely for entertainment, so enjoy!

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True Story Tuesday: 'Wife Swap' Mom

The summer before my junior year of college, I was trying to secure a nanny job for the fall. This was before sites like Care and Sittercity were popular, so I was using Craigslist. I know, I know. But, in my defense, I had just finished up my first nanny job, so this was only going to be my second official nanny job. Aside from years spent babysitting, I didn't have much official nanny experience so I was thankful for any interview I got...

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True Story Tuesday: Nail Polish

Well friends, I'm gracing you with another story of mine because no one is submitting stories for this series (hint hint) :) Anyway, like the rest of my stories, this is from the same family responsible for The Stroller and On Time. And ironically I've realized that I've been telling these stories in chronological order. The first chat they had with me was about the stroller, then they talked to me about being exactly on time, and next was this story regarding nail polish. So basically, I'm taking you through my experience with this family from beginning to end.

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True Story Tuesday: On Time

I'm happy to share another personal story with you all for this week's True Story Tuesday. This story is from the same family responsible for The Stroller. If you haven't read that one yet, go check it out because it's appallingly funny.

So, about a month into starting with this family, they sat me down for a check-in/chat. We had these talks about weekly so I was well versed and experienced with them by this point. So far they all had gone pretty well, and by pretty well I mean, I didn't "fight back" on any of their ridiculous expectations of me.

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Featured Friday: Nanny Of The Week -- Kate

Welcome to our first Featured Friday! I have received many requests to do a series like this so I figured I should listen to what my readers want, and we will give this a try! Our first feature is of an amazing nanny named Kate. How do I know she's amazing? Well, she happens to be a very close friend of mine and she kindly offered to be the "guinea pig" for this new series haha. So, read on to see what she has to say about her experience as a nanny including her best moments, her most difficult experiences, and even advice for new nannies.

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