Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Another One Bites The Dust

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone and another one gone
Another one bites the dust yeah
Hey I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

Yep, the nanny is dust. A bit earlier than I had planned in fact thanks to Big Fry.

So what happened?

I planned on firing the current nanny (Belle) on Friday so I could get a few days of babysitting out of her.

The new nanny(NouNou), who we interviewed last week, starts next week.

Well, Big Fry met NouNou and must have figured out what was going on or overheard Big Cheese and I speaking about everything because today he let the cat out of the bag. The cat jumped out with a big meow!

According to Belle, this is what Big Fry said:

Big Fry: My mommy and daddy don't like you. You are always late.
Belle: What?
BF: I'm going to have a new nanny. You're not going to babysit me or Small Fry anymore.
Belle: Ah, bon?
BF: My new nanny is NouNou.

As a look of shock spread over my face and with realization that there was no pretending otherwise, I fessed up on the spot. I told Belle we were very disappointed with her lack of punctuality and if she was showing this pattern within the first ten days of her new job while on her trial period, then what would it be like six months from now?

I really wanted to let her down nicely, soften the blow a bit because she is a nice person. She was great with the French Fries. She just needs to wear a watch.

Some days you're La Mom, some days you're the Dust Buster.


Under the Influence said...

Fess up - you had Big Fry do your dirty work for you, didn't you?

Kid's honesty sometimes makes things "easier" for us.

Marjorie & Maureen said...

I just love that song...and so sorry about your nanny trials and letting the cat out of the bag. As usual your tales are so entertaining.

Monica said...

I love when my kids say things that make me look like a deer in headlights, trying frantically to think of something to say & cover my hide!

Suburbia Steph said...

That's too funny!

People with a serious lack of punctuality irritate me!

Michelle said...

Kids are so brutually honest! I love it.

Brandi said...

lol @ Big Fry. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall to see your face. Priceless! :) Check out my blog at www.thebellybuttonconnection.blogspot.com. I'm interested to know what you think. Take care. :) And, be careful what you say around the fries.

The Antiques Diva™ said...

You are a riot. I just discovered your blog through A Rendez Vous with Style and am loving it!! Having lived in Paris for 5 years (prior to moving to Amsterdam) I cracked up over "Le Fric, C'est Chic"! Anyone who has lived in Paris has met a "Jennifer"! Have you discovered Babycinno blog by the way? You might enjoy it. http://babyccinoblog.com/

Toma, Aka The Antiques Diva

Bow Chica Wah Wah said...

I'm cracking up. I'm sorry about your bad lucky with nannies lately... I think Big Fry helped you out =)

Anonymous said...

i chanced upon your blog. foremost, i don't think you're a very kind person. I dont know if it's an american thing but I think if you want to fire someone - things about work really should be an issue of confidentiality, no? - you shouldn't be telling the world about it on your blog (that's why they have Human Resources who do a professional job, no?).

second, if you're going to fire her anyway, i think you should be decent enough to tell her that you want her to go instead of putting on a pretense for a few extra days. i think if you're going to judge other people for not being 'moral' enough - punctuality, etc - you should behave morally yourself.



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