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In search of the perfect nanny, preschoolers

Going on maternity leave, I did not think about work at all. I thought that I would take care of the child and household chores. But recently my boss called.

In general, we are in a very warm relationship. She is friends with my mother for a long time, therefore she took to herself. Often we just talked about life, sharing secrets. I felt that she was close to me, like a friend.

But on the phone, we rarely chat. Since I gave birth, she called only a few times: congratulated on the birth of her daughter and clarified some points on work. And yesterday she called and reported that many had been dismissed at work and there would be new employees. Only when they are, it is not known, in fact there is no one to work. So she asked for me.

I was a bit shocked. After all, I did not think about going to work at all. My daughter is still small and I have no idea how I will begin to dip again into working days. There was only one thing left for me: to think things over and give an answer to my boss.

Conversation with her husband

My husband always told me that a man should earn money and provide for his family. I, in fact, do not mind. He, as head of the family, does a lot. Here are just an extra penny has not prevented anyone. And I think that it’s boring to do only home and child. If there is a formal job and a good position, how can you miss it? I did not learn for nothing?

In general, we came to the conclusion that we should not miss our workplace. But how then to be with my daughter? She is not yet a year old, but she is called to work. My first thought was: I need to call my mom and ask her if she can be with the baby.

My mother lives in the village, only half an hour drive from the city. We go to her on weekends and even in the middle of the week when her husband is earlier released from work. But it happens with us rarely. It always refers to the fact that it will hamper or interfere with our young family. I do not know if her point of view is correct.

I decided to call my mother. She didn’t play up, told everything as it is. She said that the boss calls for work, and I do not know who to leave with my daughter. Mom happily agreed to sit with her daughter while I was at work, but only at home. She has a garden, her farm, full of work in a private house.

At first I was very happy. In the summer of my girl in the village will be very interesting: hens, roosters, rabbits, cats. Where else would she look at animals? And in the village there is fresh air and a lot of vegetables and fruits (everything is natural and homemade). My mother cooks deliciously, so the daughter will not go hungry.

But my joy began to fade a little. First, the mother will be tired: she and the garden look, and granddaughter to nurse. And secondly, I find it difficult to get to them. And this is only for the summer, as I understand it. How to be in the fall and winter?

I am again to my husband. We discuss all the nuances and possible problems. He insists that I sit at home and take care of raising my daughter. Well, I still want to have my savings and workplace. So I decided to look for a nanny.

In Soviet times, it was assumed that a child can be good only in kindergarten. Only girls who came from the provinces went to the nanny and governess. But in modern times, being a nanny is prestigious. After all, a nanny is a woman who has a diploma (and not one, maybe), recommendations and a good salary.

It was the last point that alerted me. After all, a person needs to pay, but we do not have that kind of money! I just looked in the Internet, and I realized that the price for babysitting services is too high! A man from the street does not inspire confidence in me.

We decided to move to the summer to my mother. Still, fresh air, and the baby is where to play: sandbox, garden beds, river, neighborhood kids. I myself grew up in the village, and I know very well how great it is there! My husband and I will help my mother in the garden, we will try to do everything. And then think about how to proceed.

Have you encountered such a situation? Have you ever used babysitting services?

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