Changes Big and Small

by Rumour Miller on February 7, 2011

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Are happening at The Rumour Mill headquarters.  This goes with the territory when you have growing children, as you all know.  Some of the changes seem rather minor, but they aren’t in the grand scheme of our life.  You know, like Piper losing her first tooth.  Seems pretty minor, but it’s a constant reminder that my 1st baby is no longer a baby.  She is not an infant or a toddler…. she is barely a preschooler anymore.  She is a little girl who is growing up (fast) before my eyes.

After much discussion and, a few tears, we have decided to bring a Nanny into our home.  This is a big change for our family.  One that we hope will make our working lives easier so that we can focus on our girls.  This is a change that will be bitter sweet.  As I have mentioned before, we love our current day care provider.  She has become a second home for our children.  She is my peace of mind when I drop off my girls each day.  She has made my going to work easier because I don’t worry about my girls.  I know they are well cared for and loved.  I know that they care for her and her family very much.  My children have made some wonderful friends at day care.  So, it is not an easy decision to make.

This is a change that will affect them the most but we are hoping it will be an easy transition for them and, with the help of our day care, it will be.  Our day care has actually referred us to someone and someone to us.  You know when your day care provider has your best interest at heart.  She is helping us to make this transition and not just thinking about the lost pay cheque to her.  We will certainly miss seeing her everyday as will my girls.

So.  We are meeting with the girl that she has recommended.  I have a list of things that I want to discuss.  Is there any that you think I should ask/mention?  I’d love to hear what you have to say.

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Devan February 7, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Good luck with the change!
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PamJ February 7, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Yes, that would be quite the change! Good luck on your transition.
I was a nanny [even when my oldest was a preschooler] and it was a great job!
How about asking her what types of activities she likes to do?
Also – give her scenarios of a few occasions of your life and ask her how she would respond. Ex) older two siblings fighting – oldest one says she was hit by middle one, middle one says older one hit her, how would she deal?
VERY important that you have her on the same page as your discipline ideas!
That’s all I got for now…
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