Wednesday, June 07, 2006

London calling

So. Ms. Who. The brand-new nanny. She has emailed to say that she's accepted a "fantastic" job offer in London. An "opportunity she couldn't refuse." That she has, in fact--between last week and this--already moved there.

I have to start work again fifty miles from home a week from tomorrow and we have no caregiver. Jeff has big contracts with two important clients, contracts he has been putting off till we had help.

In a way, I am relieved; I found myself strangely and selfishly bothered by the idea of someone else holding her, someone else changing her, someone else comforting her. But I know this is just a temporary reprieve: we need help. If we're to fulfill our other responsibilities, we need to work. To work, we need someone else to take care of Olivia.



Blogger Cass said...

Oh, crap, hon. What lousy timing on her part. (Though, um, I wanna move to London just a bit, too.)

11:22 PM  
Anonymous away2me said...

I hope you can find another way. Not to sound all "Dr Laura" and all, but I can't imagine having to go back to work right now and leaving my 6 week-old son.

I hope everything works out! Good luck.

5:38 PM  
Blogger tonya said...

Now that just sucks! Totally something you do not need to be dealing with right now. Hope you find another nanny (with a better outcome next time)! Hope it's not too stressful to get through the interim while things work themselves out.

11:19 PM  
Blogger Dream Mommy said...

I just had the same problem as my MIL up and quit(we were paying her), telling me if I couldn't handle things, I didn't deserve to be a mother!

We have 2 days to find a sitter for 2 1/2 hrs a day for our little one!

5:35 PM  
Blogger Ova Girl said...

Ug! That's pretty crappy. Funny how nannies seem to just up and leave, not a whisper of warning...
Good luck, hope the perfect one turns up.

2:37 AM  
Blogger Thalia said...

Oh I am sorry. I know all my friends here have a really tough time finding and keeping nannies. Are you going to delay going back to work? Can you?

3:28 AM  
Blogger GLouise said...

Good luck finding another cool Nanny! Or maybe she was just "too cool" to be a nanny? She is definitely cooler than I am. Ha! :-)

Best wishes,

3:02 PM  

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