Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Yet another year. . .

Today was my birthday. I'm officially 27. . . It was one of those weekday birthdays where you can't really do much. On top of that I had to work in the morning, and on top of that I felt like crap. I did something to my back Sunday afternoon, and I haven't had time to go to the chiropractor. Also, all last week my allergies were CRAZY and now it's changed into a sinus thing - watery eyes, clogged nose - you know all the really fuuun stuff. . . I told the OC, "If I was a horse, they'd shoot me!" LOL

All in all though, it's been a decent birthday. All my friends have been texting/calling/facebooking me birthday wishes, my mom took me out for a good dinner (after a little birthday nap, of course) where I got a free dessert, which as you know makes everything so much better, and I'm feeling the love. :) So here's to another year, y'all!

And Happy Birthday to all you other August birthdays!! ♥♥

Friday, August 14, 2009

Hmmm. . .

So, the decision has been made in regards to the YC's school placement. It was a last minute decision, that then changed again the next morning. . . Yes, you read that right! Monday night the decision was School B & K-prep class. Tuesday morning the husband called from the airport and had changed his mind. So now YC will be returning to School A, and their "4 yr. old" class. This throws a little bit of a wrench into my plans, but adjustments have been made, and it's going to be a busy year.
To be honest with you, I don't agree with the decision. Now before you get upset, I recognize that he is not my child, and so it doesn't really matter what I think, but I am his nanny, and I do think about these things. I'm afraid he's going to be completely bored and that this boredom will create more issues than were present last year. Maybe I'm wrong - in fact I hope that I am wrong, because as much as he can bring out the worst in me at times, I care about that little boy and his future. However, let's just say I'm glad I'm not the one taking him to school on the first day. I'm not really sure how he's going to react, because he's visited two other schools and told (at different times) that he's going to them. So it'll be interesting to see his reaction. He may not care, or even realize what's going on, but heaven help up if he does and doesn't like it! LOL
I will try and keep you posted! School A starts in two weeks, so he's got a little more summer left. The other two kids started on Monday and are getting back into the swing of things. The OC has an AP class this year, and she's freaking out that they already have a quiz [or test] tomorrow over their summer reading. The MC started middle school this year and everyday comes home with another "boy story!!" It's gonna be a fun ride this year. . . Stick around for it - I might need to hold your hand!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

It's been a while...

Hello out there to anyone still stopping by this poor, neglected blog. ;) I realize I've been terrible at keeping this thing updated - so yes that means I failed one of my New Year's Resolutions... dang that makes me kind of sad... Oh well we live and learn, right? Honestly, one of the reasons I haven't written, is that things have been going well, Nanny wise. I tend to use this blog as a way to vent and get advice about situations, but things have been pretty smooth. Also, summers are always soooo sloooow, when it comes to work. The Fam goes out of town, and I turn into dog/house sitter. Which is actually pretty great, for me, because it's like my own little mini vacation! This summer has been pretty fun and amazing, and I cannot believe that school starts in two days!! *Shakes head in disbelief*
Things are still in a bit of a jumble, in regards to this school year. It's been determined that the YC, though now 5, is not yet ready for Kindergarten. For him it's more a maturity issue, then an academic one. And, as per usual, a decision has yet to be finalized as to where to send him. Private School A - where he went last year, and would yet again be in a "4 yr. old class" - originally considered by his mother until she discovered Private School B. Private School B has a "K-Prep" class where he would still get some of the kindergarten experience, but at a slower pace and with more free time. So now it's just a discussion between herself and her husband so they can come to a decision together. . . This is my least favorite part of being a Nanny. I've already lined up another nanny job (3 mornings/week) to make up for the time that I miss with YC in school, and I need to work out a start date with both families. This is my job, my livelihood, but I am left hanging on the edge waiting to see what's going to happen with this school decision.
It's a wee bit frustrating, to be perfectly honest. I need this year to be better. My mom plans to move to Thailand full time, in November, and that means I get full responsibility for the house, bills, etc., financially. I worked out a budget, planned out the hours, and was feeling really good about the decision to continue as a nanny this year. However, I need to be able to work for both families in order to be okay financially, and now I'm worried that some thing's going to happen to mess it all up. I'm just praying that by next week, all this will be worked out, smoothed out, and all will be back to "normal." (You know, whatever that means!)