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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

nanny? check.

we have nanny!

she starts today -- should be here by the time i finish typing this. mrs nice guy, who is my hero, took thursday and friday off from work and spearheaded Operation Fob Daughter Off. she interviewed like 8 people, and i even got to meet one or two of them, including the one we ultimately hired.

she's 27, a bit young, but we really liked her. we actually, in our astonishing stupidity, hired her over an older, more experienced woman who also happens to be a trained baby nurse. why? why do we do these things? well, it was a gut decision and, despite a minor twinge of buyer's remorse, i am thrilled to hand over my non-napping-finicky-eating-hell-toddler today and hide out at the gym for the next 7 hours.

in all seriousness, i am pretty happy with the decision. her mother is a nanny in the neighborhood and she helped raise her four siblings, so i think she's got the chops. she's also, i think, less likely to be a tot lot benchwarmer and a little more engaged in actually playing with and actively helping us bring up our child. we both really liked her sense of calm and quiet confidence, her sense of humor.

so she's on her way and i will show her the ropes today. i could barely sleep last night. i feel all nervous and giddy like some high school junior about to go to prom with some bigshot varsity lacrosse player, hoping he's a good dancer and doesn't slip a heavy dose of rohypnol into her zima and fingerbang her in the biology lab.


Anonymous Mrs. Bojangles said...

Cograts on the nanny nab. And, wow, Mrs. Nice Guy let you "meat" at least 2 of the prospects, including the young, fresh one you hired? You guys are so liberal. :-)

9/05/2006 11:22 AM  
Anonymous UpsideUp said...

good luck with new nanny. and i hope you're not speaking from experience with that whole "high school junior" bit. did you go to prom with a varsity lacrosse player?

9/05/2006 11:47 AM  
Anonymous Lins said...

Yes but did you call her phone and check her ring back tone to find out what song plays????

9/05/2006 1:48 PM  
Anonymous nadia said...


i just stumbled across your blog from the "Baby poop and business suits" blog. Some hilarious threads in here.
Just saw your profile and observed that you've written "United Arab Emirates" after New York. If you don't mind my asking, did you live there? The reason i am asking is simply because i used to live there (well i was born in Abu Dhabi, lived in 5 of the 7 emirates for a combined period of 11 years or so). Did you like it there?

9/05/2006 4:18 PM  
Blogger Waya said...

Hey! That's great for you and mrs. ng! Can't wait to hear more stories about the new nanny!

9/05/2006 9:46 PM  
Blogger onyx said...

YAY new nanny!!!
I suppose the old nanny won't be getting a good reference.

9/06/2006 12:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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9/06/2006 1:37 AM  
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9/06/2006 3:23 PM  
Blogger mr. nice guy said...

ach, anonymous. you win this round. curse you!

you spooked mrs nice guy, the only authority figure that i will bend over for. wait, that didn't sound right.

9/07/2006 7:06 AM  

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