Sunday, May 17, 2009

what is happening to me!?

the munchkin just did #2 in the toilet for me and i almost danced i was so excited.

how did my life turn into this so quickly?

i might as well go get me some mom jeans while i'm at it.

i don't have enough hair for me to be ripping it out...

and so it began yesterday, the weekend which is totally exciting for the father (him and the little girlyfriend in vegas til' TUESDAY) and me, here, with the children. luckily, i had the morning off yesterday since the father took the kids to their soccer games and then their aunt agreed to take them to give me a small break. as soon as the aunt dropped them off though... i swear she RAN out of the house. the kids were in one of those collective sibling crazy moods. awesome. so i tried to just go along with it, be happy and order pizza (a HUGE deal for these kids that are fed a whole bunch of healthy crap). this only spiraled downward. they got more hyped up and even after attempting the "lets calm down and watch a movie" trick they REFUSED to go to bed on time. urgghhh. once i finally did have them down munchkin kept crying off and on ALL night! up until about three in the morning he would wake up every 20ish minutes just crying, for no reason. he wouldn't talk to me. i had no clue what to do except rock him and wait for it to happen again. so needless to say i am a bit sleep deprived right now, went to bed at 3 woke up at 7. HOWEVER, S.A. decided to be super sweet this morning and when i came upstairs to check on them he had made toast for the little ones and was getting ready to bring me some in bed. it was absolutely precious. luckily, the father told me i didn't need to worry about taking them to church since he admitted to having a hard time most sundays with them. that was a life saver. but today has been a constant fight between the princess and S.A. and the munchkin is tired from crying all night. my 4 hours of sleep are doing me absolutely no good, i need to crash.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

thank goodness

as i've been hanging out with these three kids lately i've noticed something... but i don't know how to put it into words. they are so, PURE. so LOVING. so CHILL. like i said, i don't know how to really say it. the main thing that led me to this conclusion is that this past sunday was mothers day, right? well the mother in their situation is in jail for mistakes she made. the two older kids are old enough to know a little bit about whats going on and yet they still got so excited to bring home those typical gifts made in school and to put together a present for her from all three of them. they know she won't get them on time but thats ok, because even though she isn't here for them and flakes on them alot, they still love her. she is still their mom.

and so i shall apply this to me, the cynical nanny.

these kids; munchkin, princess, and S.A, are the same way with me. they still like me even when i'm impatient and onery. they still want to play with me even after i've had to get upset with them. they are understanding when all i want to make them for dinner is some macaroni and cheese. its nice, and it makes me a little bit more optimistic about the rest of this summer. i think that if i keep trying that it will work out ok.

there you have it, i'm only 3 posts in and i'm turning into a big ol' softy. sheesh.

Friday, May 8, 2009

um, mr. chefield?

you may be thinking to yourself, "nannying can't be THAT hard, can it?" guess what? i thought the same exact thing. everything i knew about being a nanny came from these three ladies below...

oh fran. she's a hoot, right? well let me tell you a little somethin'... you do now have time to look like this as a nanny. i wake up, shower, let my hair air-dry, and put on a little mascara. its tough for me but i have to get three kids ready for school in the morning so i guess i'm taking one for the team. besides, i figure there's no chance of picking guys up when i'm out and about during the day since with the 3 year old i just look like a full on teen mother. awesome right?

miss mary poppins, how you put me to shame. i cannot sing or be cheery all the time, i cannot find dancing chiminey sweeps, and i most definitely cannot pull lamps out of my purse (though it IS rather large). i am NOT practically perfect in every way. thanks.

i don't mind annie from "the nanny diaries" too much though, she's great. she even gets the hot guy! but really, did SHE have to change three year old poop out of a pullup? i think not.

so there you have it, a big load of bullcrap that hollywood has fed me to believe that if i were a nanny i could be funny and cute, or cheery and lovable, or cool and tough. but no, its a BIG. FAT. LIE.

this morning the munchkin has been a PAIN. i get super bad cramps when its that time of the month (sorry for TMI) and i was DYING this morning but how do you convey that to a little kid? oh, you can't. so as i'm trying to chill with my heating pad he's bouncing off the walls and begging for goldfish. GAH! can't he take a hint!? no but really, i'm not that insensative.

the princess had a fieldtrip to see animals this morning... sick, but whatever, she likes seeing farm animals i guess. well, the munchkin just couldn't understand why HE didn't get to go to the farm too so i had to promise him we would do something fun. this was before i was curled up in a ball of pain on the couch.... so my exciting treat? mcdonalds. yeah, i'm cool right? i roll in there with my basketball shorts and a huge tshirt on with two kids pulling at my arms and i KNOW that the cute, perky mom standing behind me was rolling her eyes thinking "what, she can't handle this?" as her two angelic children stood nicely by her sides. awesome. but happy meals and the playground seemed to do the trick until the munchkin peed in his pullup (a no-no since we're wanting to switch to BIGOY undies on monday!). so now i am back in this house that isn't mine with the munchkin napping and the princess watching Nanny Diaries (funny, right?) on their brand new $5,000 flat screen in the basement.

awesome. welcome to paradise.

oh, AND two great little tidbits for ya...
1. i totally lost S.A. at his soccer practice last night. i almost peed my pants. no worries though, it all worked out great and i got out of it with just a dirty look from his coach!
2. next weekend the father and the girlfriend are taking a trip to vegas so i get to be on the clock ALL. FREAKIN. WEEKEND. can't wait.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

a new blog. just what the world needs.

i've about had it. i've had all i can handle of keeping all these somewhat humorous thoughts to myself. in this new "adventure" as a nanny of three kids, i can't help but to smile (but not really a happy smile, ya know?) at the ridiculous things that happen. i don't know how to start this one though, i decided to remain nameless. since thats how i am all day now anyways. for some reason my extremely simple name can't seem to stick in these kids' brains.... anyways, so here i am. a nameless, faceless blogger. how interesting right? well, i hope so. i think that through these next 4 months of 24 hour child care for a somewhat marginal pay i will find little tidbits to share with whomever (who knows if i used that right?) reads this. so to you, if you're reading this... just be patient, SOMETHING good HAS to happen! but what to write? i feel like i need to explain myself but i DON'T. another wonderful thing about remaining annonymus. so i'll introduce you to the other players in my little game of life right now...

The Munchkin... The three year old boy. He's pottytraining, kind of. His favorite word is NO. my only saving grace is the fact that he will still take an hour nap after lunch everyday.

The Princess... Truly, this little 6 year old girl is a doll. She has a tendancy to yell though, and usually at the Munchkin which starts a little chain reaction. She can definitely get into trouble, but is generally a good listener.

The Smartie... The 9 year old boy. He's definitely a S.A. which i wish stood for Smart Aleck but in this case i must resort to placing another word in the A spot... and its only 3 letters. What a handful. he's bright, and he sure knows how to use that to his advantage.

The Father... Just a dad. yep, poor guy. He really is nice, just a little lost on the solo parenting thing. he is currently dating a girl 10 years his younger and in my mind that just kind of = looking for a new mommy for the kiddos. am i wrong?

soooo, this is it for now i guess? i hope i find some readers! otherwise this is just me... thinking i'm amusing.