Daddy often reminds me of the benefits we would enjoy if we had a nanny. His biggest inspiration is the thought of having the opportunity to spend time together, just the two of us with reliable childcare available. The list of benefits of having a nanny would be a long one.
If you had the financial means to hire one assistant for your home, who would you hire?
A Nanny? A nanny would change your life. Having the extra help to watch the children while you run quick errands rather than bundling everyone up to get into the car for a few stops around town. Childcare for time with your spouse. A nanny can help out with one, two or three other children while you deal with a priority need for another child. That extra set of hands we often think we could make good use of!
A House Cleaner? Someone starts the laundry, finishes the laundry, sorts and matches the socks. Sorts the childrens’ clothes that are grown out of. A washroom, bathtub cleaner, a kitchen floor washer, a car cleaner, a sheet washer, snow shoveller, window/mirror washer. A clean home means that there is extra time to spend teaching, loving and enjoying your family. Hmmm. Sounds tempting!
A Personal Chef? My personal favourite, my number one choice if I could choose any of the above. The neverending challenge of what is for dinner? Answered. Dinner is on the table. No more deciding, no more accidental flops for dinner, healthy meals and more time for my highest priorities. (Photo courtesy freedigitalphotos.net)
Since I’m not in the market for a nanny, a housekeeper or a personal chef, I will enjoy my continuous ability to influence my children’s life and health. I will take pride in caring for them, clean the home just as we need to in order to help keep order, and take pride in my responsibility of making meals for my loved ones. I will appreciate the ‘thank you mommys’, ‘that looks great’, ‘mmmmm’s’, ‘smells good’ and ‘more please’ that I do receive. Maybe it is a blessing in disguise. Yes, I will go with that!