I have been friends with my neighbor for a long time. A young girl, even younger than me by 2 years, is a mother of two children. Often we visit each other for tea. If I cook something tasty, I will definitely treat it. Often she comes to me with goodies. In general, we share not only treats, but also news and advice.
Kate left her children more than once. They did not even notice her absence. While she ran to give documents to work, the children ate and watched cartoons. And she worried that they would cry!
The older girl Angelina is 5 years old, and the youngest Svyatoslav is 3 years old. They have not only beautiful names. Children are very cute, blue-eyed and obedient. True, they also love mischief, as all children do. I often hear Katya screaming through the wall, which means that once again they start to act up and mischievous.
We are all human, we must help each other
Recently Kate came to me in tears. Her grandmother is paralyzed. Mom went on a business trip. Children do not go to kindergarten, they are a little unwell. But Katya got sick – this is the appearance of snot. Besides, it is summer now, they decided to skip kindergarten, I understand them perfectly.
With a paralyzed grandmother, Katina was a mother and sister. But since my mother left, my sister can not cope alone. She goes to work, and a lot of time the grandmother is in the apartment alone. Katya was asked for help, but she had no one to leave the children with. What is the problem? They can stay with me as long as you want! – I decided to help my neighbor.
If I were in a similar situation, I also had to ask for help. Surely no one would help me? We are all human and must support each other. And my children have never been a hindrance.
Angelina and Svyatoslav
I admit honestly: I do not always cope with my daughter and household chores. There are times when she doesn’t go off my hands at all. On such days I practically do not cook, I try to play with my daughter so that she calms down.
Therefore, I began to worry: if my daughter begins to act up again, I just get exhausted in a day. But my child behaved very well with the neighbors and looked friendly. At first, the small neighbors were shy, and then approached the baby and began to entertain her with toys that they brought with them.
I began to cook dinner so that I could feed the children, and made blanks for dinner. While I was running around the kitchen, the children managed to put my baby in bed and lay down on the sofa themselves and fell asleep. I was amazed. I wanted to feed them, and they fell asleep!
I managed to clean the apartment, load the laundry, and redo the work that had accumulated in my week during their sleep. In a short time I managed to smooth over and fold things, and usually I spend half a day on it.
After sleeping all the kids, I fed the soup and treated me to apple pie and cottage cheese casserole. Fed my daughter. Together we began to play hide and seek. Then they poured semolina and made applications. Of course, I could just turn them on cartoons and go about my business to the kitchen. But this is what Katya usually does when she doesn’t have a free minute. I think children are tired of cartoons, they need communication and development.
We played with a kitten, drew a joint drawing on a piece of wallpaper (left over from repair). Everyone was trying to do their bit, so our drawing was colorful and original. Alas, he did not survive, his daughter decided to break it, but the process of drawing everyone was fascinated.
The husband was not against kindergarten. He loves children, and neighbour’s children love him very much, it is noticeable. They grow up without a father, and therefore every man is an ideal for them, which they idolize.
Kate returned late when the children fell asleep. I told about our day, about how they behaved and what we did. For a few more days, I will look after the children while Katya leaves to her grandmother. Then Katina’s mother will return, Katya will go to work, and the children will go to the garden.
I love it when we have children in our house. Whether it’s neighbors or my nephews. Sometimes they prank and scream. And if you pay attention and take the game, you can spend a very interesting time.
Have you ever been a nanny for three kids?