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!)