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To fire my nanny?

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AnneNonimousLetterToSanta Mon 31-Dec-12 16:32:56

I am a widower, and a single father to 7 children. Since my wife died I have employed various nannies to help me handle this responsibility. They never seem to last long...

My current nanny has been dressing my children up in rags, answering back, and teaching them god awful songs to sing to my new gorgeous girlfriend. She has also been hiding my eldest DD's love affair with a racist boy from me.

WIBU to send her back to the convent we got her from?



Kayano Mon 31-Dec-12 16:35:11

oh don't! I think it would all be fine if you would just let loose and join in with the songs.

why did she dress them in rags? Did you even ask?

glentherednosedbattleostrich Mon 31-Dec-12 16:35:20

YANBU, just be careful you don't end up with a houseful of singing nuns!

Also, try to cash in on the singing, people love cutsie kiddies. They could make you a fortune

NatashaBee Mon 31-Dec-12 16:35:59

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SullenCrescent Mon 31-Dec-12 16:36:58

I think you secretly love her and should in fact marry her.

AnneNonimousLetterToSanta Mon 31-Dec-12 16:37:06

kayano apparently the clothes I provide are not suitable for 'playing' in. Cheeky mare had the nerve to call them straight jackets!!!

natwebb79 Mon 31-Dec-12 16:38:07

Answering back and teaching them songs?? How very dare she! You really can't get the staff these days! :-/

ledkr Mon 31-Dec-12 16:38:41

What are we gonna do about the nanny?

Petsinmypudenda Mon 31-Dec-12 16:38:44


BogChicken Mon 31-Dec-12 16:40:06

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BluelightsAndSirens Mon 31-Dec-12 16:40:19

Yes send her back, get your new girlfriend to sing to them instead.

meddie Mon 31-Dec-12 16:40:26

Sack her. she has also been receiving brown paper packages tied up with string while you were out.

wavesgoodbye Mon 31-Dec-12 16:40:51

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Highlander Mon 31-Dec-12 16:40:56

Climb every mountain, that'll sort her out.

Pleasenomorepeppa Mon 31-Dec-12 16:41:24

Sounds like someone has a little crush......

hopenglory Mon 31-Dec-12 16:41:48

Ah go on, I'm sure she's actually one of your favourite things

HazelnutinCaramel Mon 31-Dec-12 16:41:49

YANBU. Perhaps she has designs on you aswell?

manicbmc Mon 31-Dec-12 16:42:14

I suggest you send her packing then reconcile, take part in a singing competition and then flee from the Nazis... but that's just my opinion.

TraineeBabyCatcher Mon 31-Dec-12 16:42:44

Haha. I took me most of this thread for your post to register.

Maybe it I had read the final word I would have figured it out sooner.

BluelightsAndSirens Mon 31-Dec-12 16:43:16

I bet the hills are alive where you live, you just haven't embraced the fully yet.

<holds out hand for you to hold>

icovetthee Mon 31-Dec-12 16:44:20

Make her some jam and bread. I've heard she's partial.

GailTheGoldfish Mon 31-Dec-12 17:25:32

Dear Mumsnet, how do you solve a problem like my nanny?

ShipwreckedAndComatose Mon 31-Dec-12 17:31:20

leave the cow...

StanleyLambchop Mon 31-Dec-12 17:32:13

The clothes were made from curtains, not rags. To be fair she did ask you for some material to make them play clothes, but you refused, you grumpy old bugger. Apparently your children don't play, they march!!!

ShipwreckedAndComatose Mon 31-Dec-12 17:33:15

but she has got that really silly hairdo.

send her packing for that alone...

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