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This nanny has been with my daughter about a dozen times, if not more. She comes over this morning, a bit early and mentions that she got about 30 minutes of sleep last night. I don’t ask why.
She is with me as I dress my daughter. Since it is not a great day out, I say that it is ok if she does not wear a bra today since she will be staying indoors and no one is expected.
I typically feed the nannies. As I am leaving for an afternoon party, I notice a sandwich sitting by my daughter’s meds.
You brought a sandwich?
Yes, it’s peanut butter.
I just look at her. We have discussed several times, and she even wrote it down once, that my daughter is extremely allergic to peanut butter. Extremely. She finally realized it, mumbled something and put it back in her pack.
I leave to go to a party. As soon as I get there, maybe a twenty minute drive, I go to my friend’s computer and log into my nanny cam. There she is, the nanny, wrapped in a blanket and asleep. My daughter is on her play mat. I call to check on things … but her cell phone is dead or off. I see she wakes up about 10 minutes later.
I get home at 5:45. The nanny is sitting outside with my daughter. My daughters t-shirt is pretty wet, probably drool and water from a drink. Still no bra. Sitting next to them is some guy, turns out to be the nanny’s boyfriend. I am not happy.
Did Pearlsky get her 5:00 meds yet?
Oh my, is it after 5?
So much for this twit.
These stories are killing me, I can imagine how much the anger is magnified for you as her father. Seriously, what is wrong with people?!
I am in the process of reading your blog from start to finish so I hope the copious comments I’m sure I’ll leave, and on old entries to boot, won’t be too annoying.
I’m with Lisa on this one. What is wrong with these people?? That nanny was so wrong on so many levels. I started reading your blog from the beginning today and have become addicted. I am a single mom raising a 10 year old daughter with severe autism, that is pretty mobile but non-verbal. I have had tears in my eyes on several of the entries! Some of the comments you have gotten from people in the community just break my heart. And I totally get what you said about how some things just can’t be talked about with people who don’t have children with special needs. None of my close friends or family have children with any kind of special needs. I have recently started to become friends with some other parents (mostly moms) of children in my daughters class/therapies, etc. And I have recently become fans of a few great blogs (like yours!) and connected with parents this way. I often feel very alone as I have very little support other than my aging parents. Her father has her for 4 days a month, but often comes up with an excuse as to why he can’t have her. He has never accepted the fact that any child of HIS could have any sort of health problems, let alone autism. But, that is another story…
Anyway, I really enjoy reading your blog and look forward to future entries! Thanks so much for sharing your’s and Pearlsky’s life stories with us!
…and when i said “(mostly moms)”, I meant to say I think it’s great that you are an involved dad taking such great care of your daughter. I wish more dads would follow suit! Proud of you!