Wednesday, October 21, 2009


My nanny annoys me. Some days more than others. Today is a more day. Definitely a more day.

I'm sure I annoy her too.

As tempting as it is to find someone new, I trust her with the kids. They are attached. Plus, someone else would just annoy me as well. In different things ways probably.

I do count the time until the twins are in preschool and I don't need someone.

I wish I was independently wealthy and didn't need to work. I dreamed about being independently wealthy on not needing to work last night.


Nikki said...

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Lori said...

Interesting commercial you've gotten!

I wanted to tell you that, yes, caregivers can be annoying. I had to breathe deeply quite a bit when Mom was with me.

Hang in there. The years fly.