Thursday, August 22, 2013
Nanny Wishes and Caviar Dreams
Force of Nature is officially 3.5 years old now. We reached a major milestone this week that I never saw coming. We were riding in the car and she was looking out the window pensively.
ME: What are you thinking about?
LO: I'm thinking I wish I had a nanny.
ME (remaining calm): What makes you say that?
LO: Nannies pick you up from school, they give you snacks...
ME: But Mommy does that.
LO: I wish I had one Mommy, one Daddy and one Nanny.
And there you have it. Sure, she's just responding to seeing her friends with their nannies. (Hell, I wish I had a nanny). But there's a part of me that's wondering if I'm TOO accessible. I will remind her of this one day when I'm back to work full-time and she misses all of the baking projects, museums, play dates, afternoon swims, infinite hugs, etc.