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...