Well, thank goodness for a spare pair of hands. I’m so grateful. What a difference it is making to the househol to have a fresh young face, and those essential spare pair of au pair hands.
Bethany moved in just the day before our Intn’l Man of Mystery disappeared off on his latest mission. He’ll be away until about the 17th December, it’s a long haul.
But made shorter by having Bethany around. She is from upstate New York, has lots of experience with younger and older children, and is very cheerful and tolerant.
She needs to be!
Bethany’s the eldest of five children and has nannied and lived in as an au pair in the past. I think for my family of tricky kids, and mum, previous experience is essential.
I’m planning to write a few posts about au pairs; where to find a great au pair, Bethany’s ideas on how families can make au pairs lives’ easier and vice versa, my experiences as the world’s worst au pair when I was 18.
But for now, please welcome Bethany to the household.
And can I assure you that there is nothing more exquisitely embarassing than your children’s first tantrums in front of a new au pair.
We all survived. Bethany’s still here. Whew!
Do you have an au pair?
Have you thought of having one?
Do you need a spare pair of hands around the house?
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