Sunday, December 14, 2008

My Nanny’s Diary

When both of your parents have full time jobs and spends only a quarter of their time at home with their kids, the best solution is to get a nanny. Compared to my other siblings, which most of them had 3 to 4 nannies (one at a time cause my mom gave them time to study at night school), I on the other hand only had one. (Maybe I’m not as brat as I thought, compared to my other siblings, lol!). The reason we had nannies before was due to family business. My parents entered a lot of businesses aside from their day job like a restaurant in front of our house, entering some goods at the school canteen (like pugo and assorted candies), small piggery, cooking and selling meals to our boarders living beside our house. My parents definitely needed some help then.

But my nanny compared again to my siblings’ nannies was MUCH stricter but she never hit me, maybe once or I can’t remember. She’s strict in a way that she often scares me every time I don’t go to sleep at afternoon or when I don’t eat my veggies. One time she chased me running around the house and at the backyard cause I didn’t want to go to sleep. She’s strict that I had less play time, more on read, homework and sleep time.

But she will always wait for me at the gate of my nursery and prep school, carrying an extra white shirt and a towel. I remember her helping me to get dressed up for a Sunday mass and I forgot how to tie my shoe laces and told me I was old enough to do it by myself with matching eyes open wide. When I have tantrum attacks at the church, she will always give me a strict look. I know she just cares.

Definitely, there were unforgettable moments my nanny did and up to now it makes me laugh every time I’m recalling it. Like, I had flu once and she asked me to drink a cup of pure Sunny Orange juice. There was also a time that I was sick and she was doing the laundry and when I had the chance and sneaked out of my bedroom, I drank half a bottle of Naprex (a liquid preparation of paracetamol for kids) and she really really panicked. Remember the earthquake last 1990? I had my nursery classes that morning then that afternoon I fell asleep, my nanny felt the earth moving while doing her deed at the restroom and she hurriedly ran to my bedroom and woke me up. Of course the time that I had my nursery and kinder presentations for dancing, she’s my coach. I’ll just present my polished performances to my parents when they got home. When I was young I really don’t like taking pictures and there was a time that me and my siblings will have our pictures taken together, I cried so much cause I hated my pictures to be taken and with just one terrorizing look my nanny gave me, it was a cue I have to behave. (I still have those pictures and there was one that all my 3 siblings were smiling and you can only see my feet cause I was hiding at their back. Lol!)

When I was 6, I entered grade one where my mom teaches. As the summer ended, before that school year starts, me and my nanny parted ways. But my nanny still visited us every after Christmas day up to now. I haven’t managed to have a real talk to her though. Maybe I’m too shy she’ll recall everything. Every year I see her smile, I know she recalls most of the things I did at the same time I guess she remember hers as well. She has 4 kids now, just like us. I guess she’s so trained of raising a kid before she even got married. Imagine raising a brat like me. hehehe

I was thinking of giving her something this year. But I don’t have an idea yet. What you think?

28 comments:

White said...

something for your nanny? the first thing that comes to your mind then. and go out with her or her family. give her a hug and have a talk with her. you'll discover more of yourself from her. :)

MakMak said...

I'm giving Dorota one Friday off a month.

Allen Yuarata said...

give her a holiday off or a trip to a resort with her family. all expense paid, of course. haha.

cyndirellaz said...

you may just at least give her a thank you card for all the things she have done to you or something that might be very useful. ^_^

cyndirellaz said...

you may just at least give her a thank you card for all the things she have done to you or something that might be very useful. ^_^

KRIS JASPER said...

You drank half bottle of what????
I knew it!

You're a drug lover too!

RJ said...

Agree ako doon sa sinabi ni White!

gillboard said...

I never had a yaya.

Actually, the only time I had one was when I was a toddler, and she left me in the garden for the ants to feast on...

It's always been my tita and lola who took care of me.

Curbside Puppet said...

ka-relate naman ako doc sa story mo.

photo collage ninyong dalawa? medyo cheesy pero knowing you somehow, i think it will work.

Coldman said...

sosyal na bata, may nanny!

bat't ako dati kani-kanino na lang ako iniiwan. dyuk.

Anonymous said...

Take her to a favorite restaurant it will give you time to catch up. and enjoy each other.www.nannies4hire.com has been a great resource for our family. We registered and received immediate access to the nannies contact information and secured a nanny within the first 2 weeks.

my-so-called-Quest said...

@kuya white - aheheh,baka busy ata sila, pero i'll make sure na kausapin sila sa holidays.

@kuya white - sosyal! iba ka talga blair! lol

my-so-called-Quest said...

@allen - ang sosyal ko naman! hahaha



@cyndi - i tjink tha't a great idea=] thanks thanks

my-so-called-Quest said...

@kuya kris - kaya nga mana ko sayo! hahahahah


adik adik lang! heheh


@kuya RJ - ahehhhe. siguro nga makipagkwentuhan ako. baka mas madami pa ko malaman

my-so-called-Quest said...

@gillboard -salbahe pla yung yaya mo. tara resbakan natin! hehe


@curbside - wala ata akong pics nya. hehehe.

pero thanks sa suggestion

my-so-called-Quest said...

@kuya coldman - maniwala? heheh

mas sossy ka kaya sa akin! hehehe



@anonymous - uhmmm....

teresa said...

di ka pala yummyness,kundi yamaness!
at may yaya talaga.lols!

my-so-called-Quest said...

@tere - lol! hindi kami mayaman! kelangan lang talaga ng may magbantay! heheheh

muning said...

natawa ako sa sunny orange juice..hahaha..

hug mo lng xa jc..eeeeeh..cant imagine you doing that..waaaah..

acey said...

yeah, go for it. give her something this year. i'm sure it would touch her. :)

ps: magkapatid siguro tayo, bro. the amahs we had were always stricter with me than with my younger sibs. haha.

ced said...

@ muning - lol! kahit ako natatawa a rin ako. panu ba naman. ininom ko! hahahah



@acey - yeah, i'm really planning to do something. hehehe.


ahaha, mabait kasi tayo! hehe

yeye said...

yan pala ang med student eh. lumaklak ng kalahating bote ng gamot.LOL

i'm back na kuya ced :D

kiss mo na lang nanny mo ehehehe

FerBert said...

bigyan mo ng kalahating milyon!
mayaman ka naman eh.. lol

KRIS JASPER said...

Thanks for your greetings, DOC JC!

X-tel said...

Brat! Haha joke. Thanks nga pala last time ah. You're still one of the first people I run to pag namomroblema ko... Hope to talk to you soon... In person na haha. Miss ya friend!

my-so-called-Quest said...

@ muning - di ko rin maimagine! hahaa. J, na nga pla tawag ko sau! hihihi

my-so-called-Quest said...

@ yeye - ahahaha, laklakero. kaya pla lahat ng mahawakan ko na nasa bote. hmmmm hahaha


@fb - pautang! ahaha

my-so-called-Quest said...

@ kuya kris - ahihih! gip ko? ahaha


@xtel - mana ko sau. hehe