12 December, 2006

children...

These little guys are soooo cute! I had forgotten how enjoyable 3 year old...well those who actually understand what I am saying! When I was searching for a meaning to my existence I had posted my resume on a nanny/au pair website. A lady in a town called Pucol (30 min. via train) contacted me and I spent 3 days last week with her, her husband and their boys. They are from the US and are living in Spain until July of next year.

When I arrived there, I immediately felt comfortable even though I had no idea what to expect and I would be there for the next 70 hours. I basically played the whole time while I tried to resist the urge to clean everything! I kept wiping the counters, tables and cabinet handles all the while trying not to get caught! I didn't want B to think 1.) that I was a clean freak or 2.) that I thought her house was dirty. It wasn't that her house was abnormally dirty, but how clean can you keep it when you have two 3 year olds to chase after.

I had forgotten how talkative 3 year old are! I am used to the spanish kids barely talking since they know I can't understand them anyway. I was talking to the boys like they were babies (one or two word sentences) until I realized they perfectly understood everything I said. I also had forgotten how it feels to play with playdough for hours on end, put together a puzzle 6 times consecutively and read the same book over and over again.

They took to me as easily as I did to them and I am now trying to fit in working for them 20+ hours a week as well as working for the language school. I am aware of the fact that I tend to over burden myself, but I also realize that I have done this my whole life and maybe it's not something I need to change...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mindy, Some things are so natural you can't run from them. Also, it might not feel too much like work since it's more like second hand living as much as you've done this! Enjoy the boys, Rachel