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IMHO some people have gone completley batty

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RTKangaMummy · 21/04/2005 10:25

IMHO some people have gone batty

Some of the mad ideas I have read on here in last couple of days

Bonkerz the lot of them


How they treat their nannies or au pairs





They work long hours for not much pay.



There are some very fair parents who are working hard AND treat their au pair with

RESPECT

KINDNESS



But others

who spend all their time finding something to moan about.........



Why can they not treat them the same way they would like their DD to be treated if she wanted to become an au pair?

Would they want their DD to work in same circumstances?


LOOKING AFTER CHILDREN IS THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB IN THE WORLD



THEY ARE OUR FUTURE


It is also the best job in the world and the most fun,

seeing their faces when they have completed a jigsaw puzzle

learnt how to build a tower with 3 bricks


Please remember to treat others as you would like to be treated






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katierocket · 21/04/2005 13:36

ROFL pamina - that's priceless

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ks · 21/04/2005 13:37

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cod · 21/04/2005 13:37

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watershipdown · 21/04/2005 13:37

Now you've all lost the plot

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WideWebWitch · 21/04/2005 13:37

Bum Iota, you got me! It's playing in the background as I type, thanks for that Cod. not!

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katierocket · 21/04/2005 13:38

Love it ks, good question. Maybe preacher men are dirtier?

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cod · 21/04/2005 13:39

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WideWebWitch · 21/04/2005 13:39

OMG< it really sounds like Greece!

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katierocket · 21/04/2005 13:39

CHECK it out pamina - she was right!

Oh, I've been to Niece and the Isle of Greece while I've sipped champagne on a yacht
I've moved like Harlow in Monte Carlo and showed 'em what I've got
I've been undressed by kings and I've seen some things that a woman ain't supposed to see
I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me

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WideWebWitch · 21/04/2005 13:40

'crying for unborn children' ha ha ha ha the lyrics are priceless!

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katierocket · 21/04/2005 13:40

told you ks, they're dirtier

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WideWebWitch · 21/04/2005 13:40

ha ha ha ha at it really being GREECE!

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iota · 21/04/2005 13:40

sorry WWW - wasn't trying to catch you out

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WideWebWitch · 21/04/2005 13:41

I know but one can't help thinking of Essex!

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katierocket · 21/04/2005 13:42

altogether now...

Hey, you know what paradise is?
It's a lie, a fantasy we create about people and places as we'd like them to be
But you know what truth is?
It's that little baby you're holding, it's that man you fought with this morning
The same one you're going to make love with tonight
That's truth, that's love......

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psychomum5 · 21/04/2005 13:43

Kanga......I was a nannie for 5yrs. 3yrs before before having my first and I then went back to the same family until having my second. In actual fact I continued during school hols even after having DD2, simply because the children still wanted to come to me and I missed them so much too.

I was very lucky, I had a great family and I did lots for them and they for me. I too am sad to hear of some of the storries on here about how employers find their nannies/au pairs hard, but then I guess that sometimes there really is a personality clash.

Also, I have to say, some of my nannie friends weren't for doing anything other than do the childrens chores where-as I did pretty much anything. But then, they reciprocated and did stuff for me that my friends employers didn't, so I guess it does cut both ways.

I loved working with children and am hoping to be able to again, but I am waiting until my youngest is at school now. Another thought is fostering, but that is a long way in the future yet.

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tortoiseshell · 21/04/2005 13:43

Haven't got a clue what you're all on about - it's obviously some click designed to exclude me

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