Friday, December 19, 2008

The Nanny Diaries

La Mom is now accepting applications for the position of NANNY!

Please send your resumé to if interested.


Imagine my perfect day:

1/ French Fries home with the French speaking nanny ALL DAY
2/ Morning spent shopping
3/ Lunch with L'Amie
4/ Afternoon @ Starbucks with L'Amie (I American when there are so many wonderful cafés in this city!)


My fab day gets cut short as I start feeling sick at Starbucks. Could it have been the grande crême brulée latte and the deux pain au chocolats I wolfed down? Quite possibly.

In any case, I boogied home (2 hours early I might add) and let myself into the apartment. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear? A miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer? Not exactly...

My nanny was dressed in my clothes! Specifically, my favorite Zadig & Voltaire Elvis sweater, Seven skinny jeans, and Repetto ballerinas. Oh la la! was an understatement!

As she profusely apologized and scurried to the bathroom to take off my clothes, I ran back to my bathroom to make sure she hadn't swiped my jewelry. I realized my shower towel was soaking wet and my bathtub was full of fresh suds.

Are you as grossed out as I was? Eh oui, my nanny took a shower and used my towel to dry off with! I don't mind her showering while the French Fries are sleeping, but I certainly draw the line at her using my towel.

What is nastier? Stepping in Paris dog poop on an almost daily basis or having your nanny use your bath towel? Help me decide because I'm stuck on this one!

Something obviously got lost in translation. What I said when I left was "help yourself in the kitchen", NOT "help yourself in my closet". registered & protected


Bow Chica Wah Wah said...

In Miami - we would say "OH HELL TO THE NAW"

No she didn't! That's horrrrrrible!

Kristy said...

WTF? I would have been pissed...that's firing material right there! No one and I mean no one uses my towel...yuck!

La Mom said...

Hey Bow Chica -

What's "NAW" mean?

Blogging Under the Influence said...

So did you have to say the words "You're fired" or did she just automatically know?

Pamela H said...

I have never heard of anything like that. I do have to say, sounds like she had good taste. I love Repetto shoes.

Julia said...

That's why my nanny is OLD and FAT - I highly recommend it!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

Naw is no just the slang type pronunciation.

Maybe she thought you said "Help yourself to my life" ;)

What did you do? Is she still employed?

Bow Chica Wah Wah said...

like saying "hell no" lol

Monkey Girl said...

Good grief, why didn't she just take your bed pillow and rub it all over her naked body...same thing in my book.
So sorry, I'm sure you'll be shopping for a new nanny asap.

SuZ said...

Are you serious? Is that woman nuts? Some people have serious nerves... and the whole towel thing creeps me out.

Doré said...

I'd say it is definitely time for a new nanny!! I can't even imagine how embarrassed she must have been. Good luck on your nanny search!

Ali said...

Oh my. I have no words.

Veronica Lee said...

Just stopping by your blog to wish you a very Merry Christmas.


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